Riding The 109 Mile Mickelson Trail – At 80 Years Old

This week my father, age 80, completed a 33-mile ride on the historic Mickelson Trail from Pringle, SD, to Edgemont, SD.  In doing so, he is now 10 miles away from riding the entire 109 miles of the trail. In past years he’s ridden many parts of the trail several times, but his goal this year is to do the entire trail.  He plans to do the last 10-mile segment from Crazy Horse to Hill City in the next week or so.   He looks forward to doing it all over again next year, when he is 81!  I hope I am going just as strong at 80 as he.

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4 Responses to Riding The 109 Mile Mickelson Trail – At 80 Years Old

  1. Joanne October 16, 2010 at 7:28 am #

    You will be – I’m sure. Genes will win out in the end. Congratulations to your Dad who is a great role model for you and your family.

  2. H. Streeter Shining October 16, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    That’s just great. I’ll have to give him a call and ride with him some day. I bought your ebook and haven’t read it yet. Not as exciting as the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest!

  3. Dick Kahler October 21, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    Hey, as an able body young man maybe you should get from the yoga room and on the bike tral. How about doing the Mick Trail in 2011 with your dad? Start riding this winter, yes it is done all winter long, and you will be in shape for next spring. Think about it. POP

  4. Laurie Floyd October 21, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    Hi Dick.What a great effort!I can’t ride those geared things,need the old back peddle brake thing. At 81 im sure you will remember them?your Aussie mate Laurie.