Monday's ride- very painful, quite beautiful, epic for an old fat guy!



Pat Stowe

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[SIZE= 14px] I rode to the top of Mt. Spokane Monday for the first time in nearly 15 years, and it hurt! Due to needing new knees and plethora of injuries and other maladies including being 61 years old, in addition to the 60 pound difference weight. For the statisticians; the altitude at my home is 1920 ft., The top of Mt Spokane 5,882 ft., it took 61/2 hrs., burned 6,415 calories, 73.3 round trip miles, top speed 36.39 mph, ( “kind of” slow - rough road), avg. speed 11.44. It is a beautiful ride; please excuse the poor quality out of order pictures. I’ve included some websites in case anyone is interested in seeing what my corner of the world looks like; [COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 255)]http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=mount%20spokane[/COLOR] [COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 255)]http://www.city-data.com/city/Spokane-Washington.html[/COLOR] [COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 255)]http://www.google.com/search?q=northern+idaho&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=570&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=6A71T-b0BMOYrAHdlLXPAw&sqi=2&ved=0CGcQsAQ[/COLOR] http://www.google.com/search?q=eastern+washington+pictures&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=570&prmd=imvnsfd&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=yA_1T9RgxIesAdWj7c0D&ved=0CEcQsAQ[/SIZE]

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Wolfie303

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Nicely done!!!! I keep saying I'm going to bring along my camera one of these times, but I never do. I'm one of those folks who can't be without large amounts of water (I went through 100oz of water in 11 miles on my last ride and was really glad it rained so I could fill up empty bottles) and I carry it on my back. Can't get that last object on my back without it being an issue. :) But that is amazingly good on you for that ride! Looks like a lovely ride, too!
 

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