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Old 01-05-10, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
I would post here but am not yet the designated age so will go looking at other posts. OR do clergy get to cheat cause we do not retire till seventy.??
Hey, I am clergy and I waited, well I cheated too because i was a public school teacher in addition to being a preacher, I am a Chaplain in ww2 reenactments. I ride my bike at the events and go to each encampment to drum up business for my services. also I preach auf deutsch cuz I am the wehrmacht chaplain or feldgeistliche. Also known as Kriegspfarrer ie. "war-priest" my bicycle bell substitutes for a chapel bell by the time you read this I will be seventy years old, a true geezer, I intend to ride my bike in the public battle in England Arkansas on January 15-17 , 2010 I have a nifty altar cloth and cross with about 250 rhinestones. my sermon starts "Niemand weisst was morgen bringt....No one knows what tomorrow will bring,,,
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Old 01-09-10, 02:52 PM
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I've been trying to find some WARM gloves for winter riding but haven't found them yet. The ones I have keep my hands (fingers) warm for 30 minutes, then my fingers are cold. Hard to work the brakes or shifters when my fingers get cold. Seems that the circulation in the extremities decreases as we age. I've tried ski gloves, gortex gloves, and so-called warm gloves with a liner. Nothing works.
So, I'm asking you 65+ folks what gloves you use for riding when the temperatures get below about 35-40F (2-4C).
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Old 01-23-10, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mexipat View Post
As I approached 65, I was trolling this forum while riding my Specialized Allez, getting in shape for the first time in a decade and looking forward to maybe a Century down here in south Florida. Then the bike and I had a fall and I sit here with a broken collarbone and two broken ribs. I'm hoping to be back on the bike within two months and, in the meantime, will enjoy posting to this forum legally.
Well Pal how you doing?

You back to riding?

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Old 01-23-10, 04:06 PM
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I am sorry to hear of you trouble, I guess I have been lucky in not crashing. I have had issues with a I. T. band on the right knee, but so far it's been ok since. I am in Arizona so the weather is quite different with regard to humidity anyway. We have kids and grand kids there, and when we visit them I can sure tell the difference. Good luck and get well soon.
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Old 01-25-10, 03:49 PM
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check on ww2 weekend in reading pa every june 6 you will not be disapointed
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Hi all,
I have just been told that my 'AAA ' has grown to 5 .9.cm so my Doctor has booked me in to ' Epworth Hospital Melbourne to have a Special STENT inserted to stop it bursting .
He said if all goes well I should be riding again in a few weeks,
Wish me luck,
All the best Ian
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Old 01-25-10, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Ian Baillie View Post
Hi all,
I have just been told that my 'AAA ' has grown to 5 .9.cm so my Doctor has booked me in to ' Epworth Hospital Melbourne to have a Special STENT inserted to stop it bursting .
He said if all goes well I should be riding again in a few weeks,
Wish me luck,
All the best Ian
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Old 01-26-10, 06:55 PM
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Good luck!!

What's a "AAA"?
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Old 01-26-10, 08:57 PM
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Abdominal Aortic Artery?
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Old 02-09-10, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
I've been trying to find some WARM gloves for winter riding but haven't found them yet. The ones I have keep my hands (fingers) warm for 30 minutes, then my fingers are cold. Hard to work the brakes or shifters when my fingers get cold. Seems that the circulation in the extremities decreases as we age. I've tried ski gloves, gortex gloves, and so-called warm gloves with a liner. Nothing works.
So, I'm asking you 65+ folks what gloves you use for riding when the temperatures get below about 35-40F (2-4C).
I use "lobster " gloves i.e. two finger gloves. But as we used to say on the ski trails, if your hands are cold, put on a hat. Fingers and toes are the first parts to feel cold because your body is getting cold. I don't ride much when the temperature is less than 25 fahrenheit. I wear a helmet liner or a face mask, and a helmet cover I wear either silk or merino wool as a bases layer and vaious layers of wool and fleec then a windproof outer layer. I don't think age has anything to do with cold fingers.
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Old 02-10-10, 04:21 PM
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I'm tempted to get these but is it "appropriate" attire for the 65+ cyclist?

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Old 02-11-10, 12:09 PM
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Sure, why not. I am 70 and I wear them.
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Old 02-12-10, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by cycler39 View Post
Sure, why not. I am 70 and I wear them.
You wear white bibs???
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Old 02-12-10, 06:05 PM
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Who cares, if you want to wear them then wear them!!
If people say something tell'em to look the other way!!

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Old 02-12-10, 06:18 PM
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Oops, I should have been more specific. I don't wear white bibs.
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Old 02-13-10, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
I'm tempted to get these but is it "appropriate" attire for the 65+ cyclist?

At this stage of the game I wear what ever I want. When I was younger and wanted to impress others, the need to excel dictated what I did and what I wore. Now I could care less what others think. As long as I don't embarrass the wife too bad, I am ok.
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Old 02-13-10, 05:51 PM
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Glad you said "Too Bad"

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Old 02-14-10, 07:40 AM
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signing on today, i was old slow and in the way, no i am just older, slow and in the way. i have been riding since oct 09, getting in about 50-60 freezing cold miles a week but i am thankful the roads have been mostly snow free here in ct. i am riding an ancient 1972 puch, 8spd triple with flat and bars and a trek 800 snow bike.
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Old 02-14-10, 08:14 AM
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DR you are doing just great.
Riding in the winter 50-60 miles, that's great. Make me feel bad I live in 90 degree weather and I only get in 40-60 miles on a good week.
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Old 02-14-10, 10:03 AM
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hey burr, my other home is dipolog city, philippines, we will be over for the month of nov this year.
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Old 02-14-10, 05:13 PM
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Cool, I live just north on Manila in Guiguinto, Bulacan.
Wife's a retired Land-banker, she's a CPA and consults to local banks and Co-Op's. Four hours a day.
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i will be sending my bianchi advantage [hybrid] over to the philippines by forex, i reckon finding a bike to fit me would be near impossible in the provinces. any thoughts on shipping aside from forex?
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Old 02-16-10, 09:51 AM
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Hi: I'm from MN but ride in FL during Jan and Feb. I've found that Pearl Ozumi sells a pair of gloves that works well for me down to those temps of yours. I bought them last season and I think they cost about 70 bucks. I know that's spendy but if you are going to ride in cold weather on a regular basis, you have to spend the money and get the good gear or its no fun at all to be riding in.
good hunting!!
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Getting over sickness

The golden years they say. I wonder who came up with that?
I got an infection in my sinuses and just can't seem to shake it. Been through two series of antibiotics, now the ear, nose and throat guy wants to operate on me. He took a CT Scan and said it's either that or put up with the sinus head aches, and feeling like a dish rag. Had to cancel my bike race next month as I won't have time to train for it. It's two day 100/60 mile MS event in Florence AZ that my son and I were going to do. Dang, I waned to beat him too. I sure hope this all works out for the best. It seems it takes longer to get over things, the older I get.
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