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Cory? Are you a regular rider?(7 posts)

Cory? Are you a regular rider?No_sprint
Dec 2, 2003 11:31 AM
I haven't seen you on the general or racing boards at least. What do you ride? For how long? How much?

Just wonderin'.
30+ years off and on; main ride's an Atlantis nowCory
Dec 2, 2003 1:17 PM
I don't race (give me a break, I'm 58 years old), but I do post pretty often on the general board.
Got my first real bike when I came home from Vietnam in the late '60s. I sidled off into running for about 15 years, but when my knees started to give out in my mid-40s, I became a cyclist again. I had three or four generic bikes (Allez, Bstone 550, Trek tourer) before I got an Atlantis three years ago.
I live in great mountain bike country, too, in the foothills west of Reno, but the last few years I've been mainly road riding on the Atlantis or a Trek SS conversion. Not many miles this season. I was peaking nicely, for a slow old guy, when my dad got sick in July, and I spent the next three months running to Sacramento to help him, and pounding about 5,000 calories a day in Road Food out of boredom and stress.
He died in October, and I've already launched the Cory Farley 2004 Get Back The Boyish Figure Tour. Anybody going to Chico or Greenville in Northern California next spring, watch for the tall guy on the green-and-white bike.
Good deal. nmNo_sprint
Dec 2, 2003 1:20 PM
50+ racersNo_sprint
Dec 2, 2003 1:22 PM
I know at least one that can kick my @ss in a crit.
Good for you, Cory! 2004 is The Year of Cory.Dale Brigham
Dec 2, 2003 2:43 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss. I lost a sister this year, so I have an inkling of understanding how that is.

On a lighter note, I think you are perfect randonneur material. How about trying a brevet or two this spring? I think you would like it (and the Atlantis is the perfect bike for rando cycling).

Dale
And it is a beautiful bike. I'm sorry to hear...rwbadley
Dec 2, 2003 5:17 PM
about the loss of your father.

I'll be seeing you around and might even make Chico this year.
Age 61, I race, started racing at 53, faster each year. (nm)Al1943
Dec 2, 2003 7:12 PM