Suburban Assault

50 at 50

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Well, it happened. I got to 50 years. Although I’m not one for big celebrations, I do recognize that it was a significant milestone. To help me recognize this, I decided to do a 50 mile ride.

My original plan was to take part in Pondero’s Eighth Annual Fall Finale Fifty-ish Mile Country Path Ramble. This would have happened, but my mother came to town to help celebrate my birthday. She doesn’t get up here as much and I’ve come to understand, through a coworker’s unexpected parental loss, I cannot to take these visits for granted.

I'm catching up to her, faster than ever. She still makes me laugh. #mom

The all-day Ramble was out.

I still wanted to recognize my milestone with a significant ride, so I decided to just do a quick ride on the same morning. Instead of an all-day tour, my ride took a few hours and I was finished by 10:30am. It wasn’t nearly as fun as the Ramble, but mission accomplished.


I ended up riding through 7 cities—Richardson, Plano, Frisco, Carrollton, Addison, Farmer’s Branch and Dallas—to accomplish my goal. It wasn’t a nice, open-country ride, but it had it’s own significance.

Perhaps, I will ride the Ramble next year.

Written by dickdavid

November 17, 2016 at 10:01 am

Posted in General Cycling

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  1. Nice job! It looks like you kept things well in balance. I wouldn’t have guessed you could see so many landmarks in a loop that size…haha…maybe that’s because things are so far apart out here.


    November 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm

  2. The next big one is 65

    Steve A

    November 17, 2016 at 7:02 pm

  3. happy bday!


    December 5, 2016 at 12:33 am

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