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Senior Olympics Cycling Events

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Last weekend I did three cycling events as part of the Arizona Senior Olympics.



As you can see, the weather wasn't very good while people were signing in.



However, the rain held off during the rides, and it turned out to be quite a pleasant day. Here people are lining up for the individual starts for the 5K time trial:



I did the 5K and 10 K time trials on Saturday and the 20 K road race on Sunday. I didn't do very well compared to the competition - in the 20 K I got dropped from the pack like a I was barely moving - but it was a new experience and a lot of fun.

Here is one of the medals I didn't win emoticon



I would highly recommend your local Senior games to anyone 50 and up!
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ROXYZMOM 3/9/2014 10:14PM

    Very cool!

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LINDAKAY228 3/9/2014 2:52PM

    That is so very awesome! When I worked for the senior programs in a rural town in NM I was in my late 40's and not quite old enough to join, although I intended. Our senior Olympics locally were mainly to get people to qualify because there weren't enough local athletes to have anyone disqualified. But as coordinator I also attended several years the state senior Olympics for New Mexico and loved that week! Those people were so motivated and with athletes from all over, including areas more competitive than ours, it was so fun to watch and be a part of. I miss the days of those. And I always wanted to be a part of it after I turned 50 but never got the chance, although I almost did one year. The state games were usually in July in New Mexico. 4 months ago I had a stroke and am bulding myself back up and still hope that someday I can do that. Currently I'm in the Fort Worth area at my son's which I imagine is highly competitive!

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EMSSBEARS 3/9/2014 11:54AM

    Wow cool medals. Three events in one weekend that's amazing - YOU are amazing. I am so proud of you and I know that you enjoyed doing it and will look forward to racing in it again next year.

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ACTIVE_AT_60 3/9/2014 11:34AM

    I love this blog. I have actually thought about the Senior Olympics myself. A friend of mine was on the podium this year (and years past).. She is a phenomenal cyclist.

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SPEEDYDOG 3/9/2014 9:55AM

    Hi Keith,

Thanks for the great post. Looks like a lot of fun. I will look to see if Colorado has anything similar.

Congratulations for getting out there and giving a good shot!

Bruce

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