Ride Your Age

Yearning to be able to return to Swansea on Tasmania’s east coast.

However, it was my birthday and I was on a ride. Towards the end I realised I could make it a ‘ride your age in kilometers’ ride.

The story is HERE.

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

11 response to "Ride Your Age"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: May 15, 2020

    Happy Birthday Tony. And yes, you will be doing it at 80 ;’-). Nice ride and photos.

  2. By: Rocky Posted: May 15, 2020

    Happy birthday! Scott is really is in to riding his age in miles but because his birthday is December 1 he doesn’t necessarily do it on his birthday. I love your idea about converting to kilometers!

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: May 15, 2020

      Yes I know – usually it’s a ride in miles. I could change the gizmos to work in miles for 1 day but then I would have to work harder!

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 15, 2020

    Happy Birthday!!

    Nice ride and photos — curious about how the right pedal came loose — always good to carry a few tools for such occurrences.

    Lets see, ride my age, hmmmmmm, convert to meters maybe? 😉

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: May 15, 2020

      We couldn’t work out how the pedal came loose. It is all set up correctly and should tighten – and it has been pretty hard to get off in the past. When I changed the chainring I just took off the crank as a whole. I had also checked the pedal earlier as either it or me was creaking! A mystery.

  4. By: Scooter Posted: May 15, 2020

    Congratulations, old guy! Nice to see someone out there even older than me, if only by a few months. And thanks for giving us another reason to consider expatriating (as if we didn’t have enough already). It would be great to move to a country on the metric system to make these annual rides easier.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: May 15, 2020

      Thanks mate. Not long after Australia changed to metric (all done over 1 weekend) I decided to ride from Sydney centre to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. It was previously 100 miles but now 160 kilometers. The figure 160 was a bit daunting but, when the numbers went past quicker, all was OK.

  5. By: gregblood Posted: May 15, 2020

    I’ve never had my pedals come loose like that. Quite the opposite, actually. A couple of times they were so tight I had to attach a pipe to my pedal wrench for enough leverage to loosen them.

    I know I’ve mentioned a couple of times before about how distinguished your voice sounds on video. Today, I realized that your writing sounds exactly like how you talk.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: May 15, 2020

      I’m glad I have consistency across all media! I am sorry to disappoint but I am not distinguished at all. The son of a London Docker brought up in south London my accent was so bad that, when I started work at the Ministry of Transport, most people couldn’t understand what I said! So I had to work on it a bit. Now it’s a sort of bastardised UK / Oz accent that seems to work.

      I agree – pedals usually tighten. The threads look OK. The extender and pedal are in correctly. All continues to work OK at the moment. Truck driver sabotage?

  6. By: Suzanne Posted: May 18, 2020

    Happy Birthday, Tony! Good job on riding your age! Riding in km’s is perfectly legitimate in my books. I am considering doing my age in one day/24 hours this year. I don’t think even with e-support I’ll do 80 otherwise.

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