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09-07-21, 05:46 PM
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That is pretty mega. Hopefully... your ~500 mile...

That is pretty mega. Hopefully... your ~500 mile ride doesn't begin with a lot of hills. When you're young, you can ride into that but otherwise... Ouch! Go light!
08-15-21, 08:14 AM
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Total Left Hip Anterior Anthroplasty...

10 days post-op yesterday with swelling beginning to recede and after in-home PT essentially fired herself after three visits because I'm way ahead of most patients' progress, stretched out on the...
08-03-21, 02:44 PM
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The youngest baby boomer is turning 57 this year...

The youngest baby boomer is turning 57 this year and some of the oldest are getting knee'n hip transplants and buying stem extensions... 76 or more would be the silent generation but doubt if that...
07-25-21, 06:39 PM
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... and a cigar is not bad after a ride...
07-20-21, 03:09 PM
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Phil Liggett is 77, Bobke is only 61 but Eddy...

Phil Liggett is 77, Bobke is only 61 but Eddy Merckx is 76... if he hadn't died, Paul Sherwin would be 65. This latest Tour was the best I've seen and I've been following it since the '90s and having...
07-16-21, 10:16 AM
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Google, 'doping Slovenia,' and you get a lot of...

Google, 'doping Slovenia,' and you get a lot of hits like for example, this from a March 2019 Cycling News--


Lot of articles about doping in Slovenian hockey.

No such rumors concerning LA...
07-15-21, 10:03 AM
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Given back-to-back wins of the two toughest...

Given back-to-back wins of the two toughest mountain stages, there should be calls to restore the first 2 of Lance Armstrong's 7 TDF wins if Tadej Pogačar takes 2 TDF wins in a row which is starting...
07-12-21, 03:25 PM
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Friend of mine, younger than me (he is 69), is...

Friend of mine, younger than me (he is 69), is opposed to getting the vax whereas I've had both jabs and everyone else I know has as well and does not regret it. Not sure how many people believe as I...
07-01-21, 11:48 AM
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​​​​​​ Will be twice Cav's age this October as...

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Will be twice Cav's age this October as he gets well deserved accolades for epic accomplishments at the TdF, at such an elderly age, his latest coming in Stage 6. Guess we're all going for...
06-27-21, 07:32 PM
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06-06-21, 02:06 PM
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I would - Aleve hasn't fried my kidneys and I...

I would - Aleve hasn't fried my kidneys and I take BP meds that also are cleared by the kidneys (had my exam Wed.) but, stay within the dosage on the packaging which is one pill every 12 hours or, if...
06-05-21, 12:56 PM
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take, Aleve...? ... and, possible side...

take, Aleve...?

... and, possible side benefit, quote -
Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) protect against the development of colorectal cancer by inducing cell...
05-25-21, 05:09 PM
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Don't worry about it - you may be the grandma...

Don't worry about it - you may be the grandma Moses of biking...

"Anna Mary Robertson Moses (September 7, 1860 December 13, 1961), known by her nickname Grandma Moses, was an American folk...
05-19-21, 04:53 PM
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How large a rear tire does a new Colnago...

How large a rear tire does a new Colnago accommodate these days? ... 25 is the max on my '15 Felt.
05-18-21, 11:16 AM
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Saving for anterior anthroplasty before I'm 73......

Saving for anterior anthroplasty before I'm 73...

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Found some...
04-30-21, 03:59 PM
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... and, when you hook into that you can take...

... and, when you hook into that you can take advantage of something else that's different, unlike in younger days when you drink a lot of coffee to stay awake all night to pass midterms or...
04-13-21, 09:09 AM
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That's not a good sign... right?

That's not a good sign... right?
04-09-21, 09:30 AM
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Interestingly, when you shorten your cranks by,...

Interestingly, when you shorten your cranks by, e.g., 5 mm, you must then raise the saddle 5 mm resulting in a 10 mm difference when coming over the top of the pedal stroke... Interesting research...
04-08-21, 06:41 PM
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Might want to think about shortening your crank...

Might want to think about shortening your crank length, e.g., 165 's...
04-05-21, 08:50 PM
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​​​​​​ 65 and older means, Generation Jones is...

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65 and older means, Generation Jones is moving in...
03-22-21, 07:48 AM
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Or... just take a little magnesium?

Or... just take a little magnesium?
03-12-21, 08:37 PM
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On your Emonda for example if you put a yardstick...

On your Emonda for example if you put a yardstick across your seat to the top of your bars and put a level on it, how many inches would you have to raise the bars to make them level with the seat?
03-12-21, 03:12 PM
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That's good Dave - if it's to the outside as...

That's good Dave - if it's to the outside as opposed to the inside there's so many other and probably more likely causes than arthritis... just googling which is always dangerous but...

"Two of...
03-12-21, 01:40 PM
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Hate to deliver bad news but... you've probably...

Hate to deliver bad news but... you've probably got an arthritic left hip (if the pain is on the inside as opposed to the outside of the hip) which undoubtedly will be clearly visible on an x-ray. I...
03-03-21, 08:43 PM
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Same here, age and mileage but a compact with a...

Same here, age and mileage but a compact with a 1:1, shortened crank and knee replacement but, limited now by an increasingly troublesome arthritic left hip and not sure if I have any further...
03-02-21, 09:16 AM
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Maybe-- personally though, I don't recommend sex...

Maybe-- personally though, I don't recommend sex on a bicycle... not saying there's anything wrong with that.
02-27-21, 08:56 AM
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Start smoking? If so, studies show 1 to 2 cigars...

Start smoking? If so, studies show 1 to 2 cigars a day are not correlated with early demise and, if you want to live to be 105 you should have a couple of gin-soaked raisins everyday. Seems to me, a...
02-21-21, 03:02 PM
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...then-- there's the subset of the club that's...

...then-- there's the subset of the club that's even leaner: those who share a cigar and glass of bourbon after a Sunday bike ride which for me today I think will be, an H. Upmann and Old Forester.
02-16-21, 10:53 PM
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Crisp 14 mph headwind on the return last Friday... doesn't bother...
01-11-21, 05:42 PM
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Same plus a revision for me - also right knee......

Same plus a revision for me - also right knee... didn't think about it on a yearly basis but similar... ~1,500 mi a year (out every 3 days).
01-10-21, 09:04 PM
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​​​​​​ My branch of the family is all gone, me...

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My branch of the family is all gone, me in my young '70s but, my cousin and his wife are nearing mid-80s and their folks like my folks lived to be in their late '80s or early '90s (my aunt...
01-10-21, 08:45 PM
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So true-- wind at the back is best but it's all...

So true-- wind at the back is best but it's all good...
01-07-21, 10:53 AM
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I can't agree with you more...☑️

I can't agree with you more...☑️
12-28-20, 12:52 PM
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Yep, we are all a cliche now...

Yep, we are all a cliche now...
12-27-20, 08:37 PM
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Even at 71, I wasn't sure I really belonged here...

Even at 71, I wasn't sure I really belonged here until yesterday when I hit the ground just getting on my bike. No one saw it even though it seemed like ~5 min. to get my ass off the ground....
12-13-20, 08:31 PM
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​​​​​​ Yep, skinny tire road bike, (71), 11...

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Yep, skinny tire road bike, (71), 11 speed- compact... left hip problematical (knee revision finally working out) but, believe it or not - shortening the cranks seems to have helped... maybe...
10-19-20, 04:15 PM
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Enjoying latest improvement - a steerer tube...
08-03-20, 01:45 PM
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How about, 70+, plus implant(s)...

How about, 70+, plus implant(s)...
07-19-20, 08:19 PM
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M

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I use clips... perhaps better anyway because it enables a more forward, midfoot position than clipless allows. If your bend is compromised, you can go with shorter cranks. There again, 165s may...
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06-27-20, 01:25 PM
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Reminding me how frabjous Cholula sauce is on a...

Reminding me how frabjous Cholula sauce is on a salad with ranch dressing when you throw in chicken breast and Fritos...
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06-25-20, 03:58 PM
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The best mano a mano diet--

You are a cyclist so, if getting the best exercise in the world is a given... could you live on roasted almonds and beer?
06-21-20, 08:31 PM
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As as a friend 70 year old drop bar rider who...

As as a friend 70 year old drop bar rider who spends 50% of the time shaking out my hands and the other half on the hoods or near the stem... I love my drops. It's a matter of something that's beyond...
06-21-20, 07:35 PM
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As as a friend 70 year old drop bar rider who...

As as a friend 70 year old drop bar rider who spends 50% of the time shaking out my hands and the other half on the hoods or near the stem... I love my drops. It's a matter of something that's beyond...
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06-08-20, 07:07 AM
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Peaceful protest on Saturday involving thousands...

Peaceful protest on Saturday involving thousands of San Diegans... interesting -- takes an hour


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06-07-20, 08:27 AM
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Is What Matters, a Black and White Issue or, Mob Law?

You have to question if we live in a rational society when something as simple as, 'black lives matter,' is not a black and white issue... without the ability to enforce rights, there are no rights -...
05-31-20, 08:42 PM
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03-23-20, 07:19 AM
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Is a cuff worn to take BP?

Is a cuff worn to take BP?
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02-19-20, 09:52 PM
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Definitely, kale for big sh*ts...

Definitely, kale for big sh*ts...
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02-19-20, 09:50 PM
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It's it's been said that if you use it for...

It's it's been said that if you use it for nothing more than cooking brown rice, Instant Pot is worth it if for nothing but that, but... in my opinion the same thing goes for beans only more so-- you...
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02-19-20, 04:32 PM
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Posted By McBTC

How minimal can you go...

I think I could live on turkey chili (pinto beans) and wine... I'd be a sacrifice though because I'd rather have the toughest chunk of red meat than turkey breast.
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