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08-04-21, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

After nearly 3 weeks off the bikes (for various...

After nearly 3 weeks off the bikes (for various reasons) it was good to get in almost 20 miles today.
Sure was nice on an endurance frame, flatish course, reasonable pace.
But the legs absolutely...
07-28-21, 12:49 PM
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Posted By pdlamb

5-10 minutes of stretching after a ride prevents...

5-10 minutes of stretching after a ride prevents a lot of aches and pains for me.

YMMV, of course.
07-25-21, 06:35 AM
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Posted By IronM

I carry a Garmin Inreach. I got it mostly for...

I carry a Garmin Inreach. I got it mostly for bikepacking; but it's also good peace of mind on day trips. Where I ride is heavily forested, so it works so-so. I consider it & the monthly...
07-10-21, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Jtmav

Introduction from Cape Cod

I wanted to introduce myself to the group, I hope you donít mind if I copy my introduction post.

We are on the Cape from May till September/October. I will be 70 next November. Was a long time...
06-29-21, 10:08 PM
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Posted By canklecat

A bicycle resembles the motion of running prey...

A bicycle resembles the motion of running prey and triggers predatory instincts in most dogs unless they're well trained or exceptionally calm. I stop, get off the bike and put the bike between...
06-25-21, 05:33 PM
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Posted By SoSmellyAir

I have never had a professional bike fit either,...

I have never had a professional bike fit either, but it is not the be all and end all. Even those who once had a bike fit needs to adjust their positions as their bodies change with age and/or...
06-24-21, 05:48 PM
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Posted By OldRailfan

I'm 76 and counting. I try to get three or more...

I'm 76 and counting. I try to get three or more rides each week.
At least one of 60 km on our RailTrail. That usually makes for a speedy ride. Today I took my old Bianchi Nyala (3x7 gearing nd no...
06-19-21, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Chuck M

I can damn sure say I do not want an E-Bike. But...

I can damn sure say I do not want an E-Bike. But I will also admit when the time comes if that is what I have to do to keep enjoying riding, I'll get an E-Bike.

But the most important thing...
05-23-21, 09:18 PM
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Posted By tigat

Bite Off More Than I Can Chew Update

About a year ago, I started a thread on my decision to sign up for a brand new event, the CO2UT Desert Gravel ride that started in Colorado, ventured into Utah and came back again, all on winding...
05-14-21, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Bmach

Try stretching after you ride.

Try stretching after you ride.
05-13-21, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Historically, we do strength building twice a...

Historically, we do strength building twice a week ending in December. In January, we reduce the number of exercises to ~7, reduce reps and increase weights. Starting in April, we only lift 1 day a...
04-26-21, 10:08 PM
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Posted By dwmckee

Slicks on gravel is my most common choice as long...

Slicks on gravel is my most common choice as long as I do not have too much pressure. If I expect sand, mud or much wet grass then I look for some tread.
04-10-21, 08:01 PM
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Posted By gthomson

LOL and here is the post I was referring to which...

LOL and here is the post I was referring to which suddenly appeared at the top of the forums. Thanks, all

Anyone 50+ Using Incident Detection? - Bike Forums...
03-28-21, 09:50 AM
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Posted By mrv

This is hard packed dirt.....

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.....and itís great!!! I cannot for the life of me...
Forum: Foo
02-11-21, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

I'll bet there's just no road prep. Here in the...

I'll bet there's just no road prep. Here in the heart of Ohio, Interstates get brine before winter conditions, along with arterials and secondaries. After the white stuff starts, the plows can get...
02-05-21, 09:42 AM
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Posted By bykemike

Me, 72 in a few weeks. This was last October on...

Me, 72 in a few weeks. This was last October on the parkway. I ride selected sections of the parkway for 4-5 weeks every year. Living in Fl it is hard to train for climbing but if you have the...
01-19-21, 03:59 PM
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Posted By tilsover

I've never been this age before so I'm not sure...

I've never been this age before so I'm not sure how it's supposed to be, but I'm still pedaling under my own power. Friends have asked me about E Bikes but I know nothing about them. If and when the...
01-08-21, 05:21 AM
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Posted By OldTryGuy

There comes a time when seeking a Professional...

There comes a time when seeking a Professional Diagnosis IS advisable. Been there, done it and found out why I have my issues. IMO, see an Ortho or 2 or 3. I've seen 5 Ortho's for my knees,...
Forum: Southeast
12-16-20, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Ex Pres

If you're on FB, you can find Dirty Pecan & try...

If you're on FB, you can find Dirty Pecan & try messaging them
Forum: Touring
12-04-20, 09:08 PM
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Posted By MAK

Raceface Chesters work for me. Tough and durable...

Raceface Chesters work for me. Tough and durable (I'm 225 lbs.), serviceable with replaceable and adjustable pins and very reasonably priced. Tons of colors if you care about that. Reviews are...
11-22-20, 01:09 PM
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Posted By grizzly59

1) if there is ice around, NEVER use the front...

1) if there is ice around, NEVER use the front brake.
2) let some air out of your tires. 1.75 or wider MTB knobbies with a little less air can work pretty good. Skinny road bike tires are hopeless....
11-20-20, 11:30 AM
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Posted By 79pmooney

First post on this sub-forum but I qualified 2...

First post on this sub-forum but I qualified 2 years ago. I've been riding forever. Bought my first 10-speed when I was 13. (That was back when you had to use higher math to calculate how many...
09-02-20, 01:50 PM
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Posted By woodcraft

Some pics from BITD

I came across these in a photo album that I hadn't seen.

About to embark on trip from SF area to New England via Vancouver in 1973, at age 19.

20 lb bike, 20 lbs of gear, tubular tires,...
07-15-20, 03:31 PM
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Posted By downtube42

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
06-04-20, 06:53 AM
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Posted By DougG

I don't know if this violates some sort of forum...

I don't know if this violates some sort of forum guidelines, but for those of you on Facebook there is a really nice group called "Cycling Past 70", made up of mature riders around the world, posting...
05-27-20, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Mountain Mitch

Thanks all, some great suggestions. I will...

Thanks all, some great suggestions. I will certainly take the seat and hide the bike well in the woods. But I’ll make sure I have it clearly marked on my treasure map or GPS as I do want to be able...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Kabuki12

Ya know , I ride the same (pretty much) routes...

Ya know , I ride the same (pretty much) routes every week and see many of the same cyclists and most of the time get a friendly wave or sometimes a "hello" from people going the opposite direction....
05-14-20, 09:05 PM
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Posted By big john

Kona is a well known brand, at least around here....

Kona is a well known brand, at least around here. I don't know anything about step-through bikes but I would go with the best dealer/store.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Seattle Forrest

When I transitioned into office work, I got a...

When I transitioned into office work, I got a little pudgy. I tried a few different suggestions about how to lose weight and nothing worked. Finally I decided to count calories. This was a while...
04-29-20, 03:49 AM
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Posted By Tony P.

Where's My Payment suggestion

Like many I wasn't able to get information on my stimulus payment. Yesterday someone suggested using all caps in the address section and it worked. Don't press shift for the numbers, of course....
04-26-20, 09:20 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Turned 75 two weeks ago. No riding age this...

Turned 75 two weeks ago. No riding age this year...yet.

Did 44 today and three over 50 this month. Rode with youngster three months younger today,

Not a marathon biker. Happy to do 40s and...
04-18-20, 04:36 PM
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Posted By bonsai171

Since the bike is under my budget, might wind up...

Since the bike is under my budget, might wind up doing some upgrades to it:
1). Tubeless
2). Carbon handlebars (maybe try the double wrapped bars first)
3). Carbon seatpost
4). Lighter wheelset
...
04-12-20, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Power meter.

​​​​​​Power meter.
03-13-20, 05:04 PM
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Posted By danmyersmn

More ...

More

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02-21-20, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is actually really simple. As we age, we...

This is actually really simple. As we age, we detrain faster. You're seeing the normal numbers of an untrained person your age with your HR range. So what to do? Well, train. At first, it's only...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 09:35 AM
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Views: 7,087
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm a gravel junkie, and funny to say after my...

I'm a gravel junkie, and funny to say after my first gravel race was hit by a storm front with gale force winds and heavy rain; getting lost and adding 9 miles to a 100-mile ride; and riding my...
02-16-20, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Hondo Gravel

Back on gravel soon!

Been out since November and going insane! Hopefully I will be tearing up the local gravel roads in a few weeks. Gravel is my favorite discipline and I canít wait to be logging some serious miles....
01-26-20, 10:50 PM
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Posted By jbbr

holding on

Lets be honest, we all have the difficult task of trying to maximize performance and training to keep us active in our passion. Throw in everyones compromised joints, increased risk of injury and...
01-25-20, 03:02 PM
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Posted By jppe

RideForEarl

There was a ďsemi-organizedĒ ride today in honor of Earl Gillon who was hit and killed while riding two weeks ago. The organizer was one of the folks that worked in the local Trek bike shop where...
01-11-20, 06:20 PM
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Posted By davethelefty

My son the competitive triathlete is always...

My son the competitive triathlete is always harassing me to do HIIT and weights, and really focus on training. The easy excuse is that I'm too old and want to save whatever energy I have for actual...
01-10-20, 11:29 AM
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Posted By fastcarbon

According to many of the running authors if you...

According to many of the running authors if you are doing 10K races you should do one 16 - 20 mi run per week. I won't do that but expect my current 150 mi weeks on the bike can substitute. I'll try...
01-07-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By rydabent

A little good news.

There is a little good news. As of today we are gaining more sun light both morning and night. Actually we have already gained 16 minutes of more sunlight in the evening. Better yet 2 of the worst...
01-07-20, 10:56 AM
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Views: 983
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I used to wonder why there weren't more geezers...

I used to wonder why there weren't more geezers on the trail and on the bike. Watching folks I know leave those sports gave me the answer: People break. Stuff happens. People get sick. It's attrition...
01-05-20, 07:17 AM
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Posted By bruce19

If you think you can measure calorie burn from...

If you think you can measure calorie burn from exercise accurately, learn to live with disappointment. All the various formulas will give you is a ballpark figure. There are too many variables to...
01-02-20, 05:30 PM
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Posted By John E

Yeah -- both my wife and I turn 70 this summer....

Yeah -- both my wife and I turn 70 this summer. She takes ballet lessons 3 or 4 times per week, and I have my walking, cycling, and workouts at the local YMCA. Life is good. I still work full time by...
12-29-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By jppe

Article on Strength Training

A decent article in Road Bike Rider on strength training for us wise and mature cyclists.

https://www.roadbikerider.com/ask-the-coach-strength-training-for-older-roadies/
Forum: Foo
12-28-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By clemsongirl

I love her strength and her perseverance...

I love her strength and her perseverance especially with being so young. climate change is a serious matter and she presents it as such....and in the face of detractors without blinking!

and i...
12-26-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,913
Posted By sour01

3000 miles in 2019

Just surpassed 3000 miles for the year while out riding to burn off Christmas revelry!! That was my goal for the year. Gotta come up with a new goal for the new year.
12-06-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By noglider

I use an iphone and the ridewithgps app....

I use an iphone and the ridewithgps app. Sometimes my phone is in my pocket, and sometimes it's mounted on my handlebars. If I'm riding for a good amount of time, I connect an external battery to...
11-25-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,738
Posted By reconnaissance

Octogenarian advice to a 25 year old

In 1985 I was a newly married student moonlighting at the college town bicycle shop. Our customers were from all parts of the spectrum—tourists, criterium racers, BMX, and my specialty, the ATB. An...
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