Biking 100 miles on the day you turn 100

Until my early 80s my goal was to bike my age in miles on my birthday. “Bike for Life” helped me keep on target. Arthritis now is making it harder to put in the miles, but fortunately this book offers wise counsel for senior cyclists whatever their current capabilities may be. I am reposting this review in the hope that you’ll look it up and read it. And then roll out your bike and take to the road.

Keith Watkins Historian

“Wouldn’t you like to ride a century when you turn a century?” Bike for Lifeoffers a “blueprint for longevity, fitness, health, and well-being” so that people can plan to bicycle one hundred statute miles on the day they turn 100.

Genetics, the authors tell us, account for only 20 to 30% of a person’s life span. The other factors that determine how long we will live are related to life style, over which we have a lot of control. These are the factors that Bike for Life discusses. The book gives a comprehensive review of the expected topics like training, nutrition, and equipment. To this the authors add topics that are not often treated in cycling literature: osteoporosis, depression, impotence, and what to do when attached by cougars and grizzlies.

The writers are experienced journalists who have done their research in technical books, medical reports, travel literature, and cycling…

View original post 506 more words

6 Responses to Biking 100 miles on the day you turn 100

  1. Stephanie Tung says:

    Happy Special Birthday Keith. 😘🥳❤👍

    Love, Stephanie Tung

    On Mon, Mar 16, 2020, 12:58 PM Keith Watkins Historian wrote:

    > Keith Watkins posted: “Until my early 80s my goal was to bike my age in > miles on my birthday. “Bike for Life” helped me keep on target. Arthritis > now is making it harder to put in the miles, but fortunately this book > offers wise counsel for senior cyclists whatever their curren” >

    • Stephanie: Thank you for your greeting. The references to my birthday are, perhaps, misleading. I originally posted this blog on a date in September fairly close to my October natal day. The only “birthday” coming up soon is the one that some insurance companies consider–which is six months prior to the actual day. Maybe if I can get into a good pattern of riding as the weather improves I can recover some of the cycling powers that have been severely compromised of late. Keith

  2. Stephanie Tung says:

    What an impressive way to celebrate your special birthday. Congratulation and Happy Special Birthday. 😘🥳🥳🥳❤

    Love, Stephanie Tung

    On Mon, Mar 16, 2020, 12:58 PM Keith Watkins Historian wrote:

    > Keith Watkins posted: “Until my early 80s my goal was to bike my age in > miles on my birthday. “Bike for Life” helped me keep on target. Arthritis > now is making it harder to put in the miles, but fortunately this book > offers wise counsel for senior cyclists whatever their curren” >

  3. jacbikes says:

    About five years ago I decided that I no longer needed to ride any more centuries. Having cycled a number of them over the years, I felt that I had nothing else to prove! Then for the next three year while on tours I had to ride a century by necessity to get to the next amenable place for camping or other lodging. One of those along Route 66 went into the night & my front light failed! Never say never again, I guess! . I loved, but do not intend to follow everything in the ninety year old’s regimen, however. Thanks for reposting this! will cycle another century

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: