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Old 2015-01-23, 12:55 AM   #31
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Thanks again guys & gals!

@Chigins: Yes I try to work on smooth spinning technique. It reduces fatigue and increases efficiency, and the shorter cranks help to minimize wheel wobble.

@Alucard: Yeah, the new UDC shirt is really nice and wicks well.

@Killian: A geared 36er sounds at once exciting and scary! Too fast for me, or at least I'd be tempted to "see what she could do"! But it seems to be the most awesome way to do long rides on a 36er! let us know how it goes!
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Old 2015-01-23, 01:17 AM   #32
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Nah, I tried a G36 once and that was enough for me. I'll be on a G29, probably shooting for May or June ride time. I think I'll make it interesting and throw in a 5000 ft. climb too.
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Old 2015-01-23, 01:28 AM   #33
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Hey Terry! What a cool way to celebrate your birthday! I always love your videos (I just don't have the time and patience, as I'm sure you have to put in a lot of work both filming and then editing).

The saddle time sounds a little daunting for me, but it's a great goal! Congratulations! (I just did my first ride with 100mm cranks on my 36er and it went well, see http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...3&postcount=16)

And as always, you've found a great way to stay young! You've got a good head start on me, but I expect to be just as "crazy" for quite some time! As you already know, if you stay fit, age is almost entirely in your head (e.g. people who are like 30 who say they're too old for this or that is just crazy, as far as I'm concerned). When I tell people I learned to unicylce in my mid thirties they are always surprized.
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Old 2015-01-23, 02:18 AM   #34
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@MUCFreerider: Thanks, I enjoyed that write-up! I confess that I have not yet tried cranks shorter than 110mm on my 36er, but you have peaked my interest in trying them now! And yes, it always make me chuckle a bit when I hear from people only in their 30's who thought they were too old to learn to ride a unicycle! I only wish I hadn't waited until 50 to start again, but better late than never! And sometimes the best things happen in the second half! (or at least we can appreciate them more)
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Old 2015-01-23, 08:42 PM   #35
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Hi Terry, You are a great inspiration. That helped me start unicycling last year, also at age 50.

I just learned that your birthday is the same date as my son's. He just turned 22 on Jan 16. We both learned unicycling during the past year. On his [your] birthday, we went out together for a nice 3-mile unicycle ride.

I hope to be as young as you someday.
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Old 2015-01-23, 11:59 PM   #36
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Huge respect man!
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Old 2015-01-24, 09:46 PM   #37
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Hi Terry, You are a great inspiration. That helped me start unicycling last year, also at age 50.

I just learned that your birthday is the same date as my son's. He just turned 22 on Jan 16. We both learned unicycling during the past year. On his [your] birthday, we went out together for a nice 3-mile unicycle ride.

I hope to be as young as you someday.
Wow, that is so great to hear! Happy belated birthday to your son! It's so fantastic that you ride together too!

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Huge respect man!
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Old 2015-01-30, 01:57 AM   #38
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Amazing, I was good for 13 miles at 59, on a good day.
Keep it rolling Terry!
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Old 2015-02-01, 04:40 AM   #39
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Congratulations! I was pretty proud of my half-mile the other day. Can't imagine what it feels like to be able to keep going. And going. And going. Very inspirational!
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Old 2015-02-01, 03:55 PM   #40
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Amazing, I was good for 13 miles at 59, on a good day.
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Congratulations! I was pretty proud of my half-mile the other day. Can't imagine what it feels like to be able to keep going. And going. And going. Very inspirational!
Thanks guys!
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Old 2015-02-01, 04:50 PM   #41
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150 miles

Great job Terry,
We're close in age so I went right to Guiness book of records to see if others do these crazy things at our age or ever. I think you have a real easy (for you) shot at a record here seeing as you have really already set one.

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Great job Terry,
We're close in age so I went right to Guiness book of records to see if others do these crazy things at our age or ever. I think you have a real easy (for you) shot at a record here seeing as you have really already set one.

Mark
Thanks Mark. Yeah I might try submitting for the 200 mi/24 hr ride planned for later this year. The only thing that would make my attempt record-worthy would be if I was the oldest to do it. Pretty sure I would be, but you never know until they research it.
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Old 2015-02-06, 11:36 AM   #43
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I've been off this site for some time and just picked up on your achievement. From a like-minded 'vetran', well done Terry!
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