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    O K, so who is an older Clyde than I am??

    O K, so who is an older Clyde than I am??

    70 as of November, 2009.

    And you?

    The oldest person who qualifies as a Clyde should get a prize!! (A big piece of blueberry pie with ice cream)!
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    I think the closest is 10 wheels, dnvr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I think the closest is 10 wheels, dnvr.

    By the way, your chances are good.
    I'm starting to taste that pie now.

    10 wheels -

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    O K, so who is an older Clyde than I am??
    Methuselah.

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    And who is the youngest Clyde?

    A delicious cup of blueberries for that person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    And who is the youngest Clyde?
    Me. Oh wait, you wrote "youngest", not "most immature."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    And who is the youngest Clyde?

    A delicious cup of blueberries for that person.

    You happen to be more than 3x's my age, but I doubt I'm the youngest.

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    Not me I am only a youngun 54 in April .

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    Well, He's not a Clyde... but my son just turned 7

    The other one is 15 months and eyeballing his brothers bike already!
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    30 here, but I think Bau has me beat... he's in his mid 20's...

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    Darn - middle age - no prize for that!
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    67 here. I ride Miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    67 here. I ride Miles
    Dnvr swims Laps
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    O K, so who is an older Clyde than I am??

    70 as of November, 2009.

    And you?

    The oldest person who qualifies as a Clyde should get a prize!! (A big piece of blueberry pie with ice cream)!
    You should get the Whole pie as you Ride a Yellow Bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    You should get the Whole pie as you Ride a Yellow Bike.
    You are my friend, even if you don't swim laps.
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    Only 51 here, not even close. As for the youngest, I think FortressMaximus has that honor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighteyez View Post
    Only 51 here, not even close. As for the youngest, I think FortressMaximus has that honor.
    He's 15 and 7 feet tall. What do you feed a 7 foot tall 15 year old? Anything he wants!

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    I didn't even realize that someone could be fit and over 200 lbs at age 70. You go Denver!

    BTW: you guys are making my 46 seem young. Good to know that I have almost 30 years of biking left in me.

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    46, going on about 12 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baron von trail View Post
    I didn't even realize that someone could be fit and over 200 lbs at age 70. You go Denver!

    BTW: you guys are making my 46 seem young. Good to know that I have almost 30 years of biking left in me.
    My goal is a really balanced fitness program

    Here is my "summer" schedule:

    SUMMER EXERCISE SCHEDULE

    ACTIVITIES:
    WEST POINT – 2 x’s per week
    CALISTHENICS - 2 x’s per week
    SWIMMING – 4 times per week
    BICYCLING - 4 times per week
    STRETCHING - daily
    WALKING - as appropriate

    Monday –
    BICYCLING AND/OR SWIMMING
    CALISTHENICS - GYM

    Tuesday –
    SWIMMING
    WEST POINT
    BICYCLING


    Wednesday –
    SWIMMING
    BICYCLING

    Thursday –
    CALISTHENICS AT GYM
    SINGING

    Friday –
    SWIMMING
    BICYCLING

    Saturday –
    WEST POINT AT HOME
    WHATEVER NORA WANTS

    Sunday –
    WHATEVER NORA WANTS
    CHURCH
    ================

    Here are the various exercises in West Point and calisthenics. Right now I am working on muscle endurance

    WEST POINT 3 times through each day

    Bench Press 85
    Lat Pull 8 plates (nose only)
    ABS (leg lifts on bench, holding on with hands)
    Squat 50 lbs
    Tri Push – 8 plates
    Back Extension
    Military Press Bar
    Curl Bar
    Calf Raise – 2 45lb plates

    Calisthenics - 3 times through
    Pull Ups
    Reverse Push Up
    Push ups – Bosu Medicine – Right, Left, Middle
    Hulk – 8/6/4 – 3 plates
    Lunges 45/Toe/Straight
    Dips - 20
    Plyometrics – 4 point jump 10x4 = 40

    And, one day every two weeks, I lift "heavy' just to keep the strength side (i.e., bench press at 185 lbs)

    This morning

    off to the gym at 5:30 to swim for 45 minutes and stretch

    3 x's "WEST POINT"

    back home to lead a 20 mile bicycle ride at 9:00 am.

    Most of my "clyde weight" is muscle.

    And you have a lot more than 30 years of bicycling left!!
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 05-19-09 at 05:24 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    My goal is a really balanced fitness program

    Here is my "summer" schedule:

    SUMMER EXERCISE SCHEDULE

    ACTIVITIES:
    WEST POINT – 2 x’s per week
    CALISTHENICS - 2 x’s per week
    SWIMMING – 4 times per week
    BICYCLING - 4 times per week
    STRETCHING - daily
    WALKING - as appropriate

    Monday –
    BICYCLING AND/OR SWIMMING
    CALISTHENICS - GYM

    Tuesday –
    SWIMMING
    WEST POINT
    BICYCLING


    Wednesday –
    SWIMMING
    BICYCLING

    Thursday –
    CALISTHENICS AT GYM
    SINGING

    Friday –
    SWIMMING
    BICYCLING

    Saturday –
    WEST POINT AT HOME
    WHATEVER NORA WANTS

    Sunday –
    WHATEVER NORA WANTS
    CHURCH
    ================

    Here are the various exercises in West Point and calisthenics. Right now I am working on muscle endurance

    WEST POINT 3 times through each day

    Bench Press 85
    Lat Pull 8 plates (nose only)
    ABS (leg lifts on bench, holding on with hands)
    Squat 50 lbs
    Tri Push – 8 plates
    Back Extension
    Military Press Bar
    Curl Bar
    Calf Raise – 2 45lb plates

    Calisthenics - 3 times through
    Pull Ups
    Reverse Push Up
    Push ups – Bosu Medicine – Right, Left, Middle
    Hulk – 8/6/4 – 3 plates
    Lunges 45/Toe/Straight
    Dips - 20
    Plyometrics – 4 point jump 10x4 = 40

    And, one day every two weeks, I lift "heavy' just to keep the strength side (i.e., bench press at 185 lbs)

    This morning

    off to the gym at 5:30 to swim for 45 minutes and stretch

    3 x's "WEST POINT"

    back home to lead a 20 mile bicycle ride at 9:00 am.

    Most of my "clyde weight" is muscle.

    And you have a lot more than 30 years of bicycling left!!
    Wow! Now, that's a workout routine.

    Since I can not ride my bicycle for about 10 more weeks due to a broken leg, I will need to develop my own cross training program within the next month or so (I get off the crutches in exactly 2 weeks). Right now, I get a pretty good workout just hobbling from point "A" to point "B".

    Once cleared by the Dr., I expect that just walking prperly again will be a primary focus. However, I plan to mix in several other activities as well such as the stretching, calisthetics and yoga. Beyond that, most of my attention will be spent on "weight bearing" types of exercise like hiking with a backpack and some general lifit and load operations (I live on a farm).

    My dad is 67, He has knocked off two CC's in the past 3 years and blows away pace lines just for kicks down in Florida all winter before emabarrassing men half his age in Wisconsin all summer. So, up until the day I had my accident and broke my leg, I thought I was bullet-proof and could easily expect to ride my bike until age 85. Now, I am not so sure. Reality has hit. Nobody is bullet-proof.

    I have now learned to enjoy every moment because it really could be my last.
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    WOW - sorry about the broken leg. How?

    To me, cross training - lots of variety, is the best way to keep your body in shape.

    I just got back from the gym

    Swimming 40 minutes
    "West Point" one hour

    Now I am going to lead a bike ride for "seniors" from our church - likely 10-20 miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by baron von trail View Post
    Wow! Now, that's a workout routine.

    Since I can not ride my bicycle for about 10 more weeks due to a broken leg, I will need to develop my own cross training program within the next month or so (I get off the crutches in exactly 2 weeks). Right now, I get a pretty good workout just hobbling from point "A" to point "B".

    Once cleared by the Dr., I expect that just walking prperly again will be a primary focus. However, I plan to mix in several other activities as well such as the stretching, calisthetics and yoga. Beyond that, most of my attention will be spent on "weight bearing" types of exercise like hiking with a backpack and some general lifit and load operations (I live on a farm).

    My dad is 67, He has knocked off two CC's in the past 3 years and blows away pace lines just for kicks down in Florida all winter before emabarrassing men half his age in Wisconsin all summer. So, up until the day I had my accident and broke my leg, I thought I was bullet-proof and could easily expect to ride my bike until age 85. Now, I am not so sure. Reality has hit. Nobody is bullet-proof.

    I have now learned to enjoy every moment because it really could be my last.
    No reason you can't have it working well enough to ride for many years yet, just do what your physiotherapist tells you to do, no matter how stupid it seems. I believe in the US you call them physical therapists, you need one that deals with sports medicine injuries, they need to know your a cyclist and itching to get back to cycling again. Ask your therapist if there is anything you want them to tell/ask the surgeon, you will end up ferrying notes back and forth. This is good, because it means your surgeon and therapist are working together. Also be thankful that you are a cyclist, it means that your legs are n better condition then most people, and that really helps the recovery process.

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    The injury has actually helped me to gain focus. That this could happen to me while out on a leisurely ride drove home more than just a few valuable points.

    Back in November, while night riding, I was nearly gored by a big buck Whitetail deer that was busy chasing after a doe. Extreme attention to detail on my part, predicting that one running deer would most likely be followed by another, is the only thing that kept me from getting inbetween the two. At the time, I didn't really think it was that big of a deal, shrugged it off.

    FF to when I broke my leg: I was not being attentive. I was daydreaming, rolled over some funny-angle RR tracks, and then had the bike yanked out from under me, breaking off the top of my femur. Inattention has consequences, sometimes big ones.

    On getting fit: I've already used this opportunity to strengthen my core, refocus my diet and let crutches help build muscle in my upper body. I relish the opportunity to rebuild my leg. It might even be the sort of challenge that a guy approaching 50 needs to overcome before preparing for a even bigger things. Who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baron von trail View Post
    The injury has actually helped me to gain focus. That this could happen to me while out on a leisurely ride drove home more than just a few valuable points.

    Back in November, while night riding, I was nearly gored by a big buck Whitetail deer that was busy chasing after a doe. Extreme attention to detail on my part, predicting that one running deer would most likely be followed by another, is the only thing that kept me from getting inbetween the two. At the time, I didn't really think it was that big of a deal, shrugged it off.

    FF to when I broke my leg: I was not being attentive. I was daydreaming, rolled over some funny-angle RR tracks, and then had the bike yanked out from under me, breaking off the top of my femur. Inattention has consequences, sometimes big ones.

    On getting fit: I've already used this opportunity to strengthen my core, refocus my diet and let crutches help build muscle in my upper body. I relish the opportunity to rebuild my leg. It might even be the sort of challenge that a guy approaching 50 needs to overcome before preparing for a even bigger things. Who knows?
    I've come to the conclusion:

    When your less then 30, you bounce,
    when your 30-40 you bounce............back,
    past 40, you break.

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