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Old 05-23-07, 03:03 PM   #1
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Cycling really WILL make you younger!

Today was one of those rare days I'm glad I picked up the newspaper--right there on the front page was a story about a new study that found that exercise actually reverses muscle aging! I think several of us have been suspecting this lately, but here's actual scientific proof.
http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/apps/p...15/1033/NEWS01

If that doesn't keep us on our bikes, I don't know what will!
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Old 05-23-07, 03:07 PM   #2
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Okay, good enough, but what does it do for white hair - hmmmm?!
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Old 05-23-07, 03:21 PM   #3
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Okay, good enough, but what does it do for white hair - hmmmm?!
If Offroad- That is the trail dust acting as a camoflage.
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Okay, good enough, but what does it do for white hair - hmmmm?!
It made mine go away. Even the hair on my legs is barely coming back.
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Old 05-23-07, 04:03 PM   #5
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Let us hope this is true. Us older guys like anything what slows down that clock from ticking.

Einsteins great contribution was Relativity of Time. Ever since we have tried to cheat the relentless clock.
We cannot yet travel at the speed of light, so exercise must do for now.
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Old 05-23-07, 04:13 PM   #6
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It made mine go away. Even the hair on my legs is barely coming back.


See, it makes you more aero too!

You don't want a lot of gray hair obscuring your beautiful new ripped muscles.
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You have hair!?
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yeah, think Gandalf, but I fear very soon, Gandalf the White!
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Does this mean if I cycle enough I can go after that hot blonde babe I see on her roadie?




Oh yeah, I forgot, I'm married.
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I didn't bother "googling" it, but I remember several years ago, that the New England Journal of Medicine (think it was) came to the same conclusion. I wonder if anyone has ever done a study on longevity and quality of life of older cyclists compared to the general population. I'd think that cyclists live longer and generally healthier lives, but wonder if it's ever been studied?
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Old 05-24-07, 07:34 PM   #11
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Does this mean the 50+ forum will be closing soon?
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Old 05-24-07, 07:41 PM   #12
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Good clean living, including ample aerobic exercise, a healthful diet, and a positive mental attitude, is the only known fountain of youth, but it DOES work.
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Old 05-24-07, 08:06 PM   #13
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Good clean living, including ample aerobic exercise, a healthful diet, and a positive mental attitude, is the only known fountain of youth, but it DOES work.
I have been riding the past 2 1/2 years and I know my osteoarthritis hasn't come back since. Could it be that the tissue surrounding the knee cap regenerated? Excercise, diet, positive mental attitude and meds surely helped me.
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Old 05-24-07, 08:14 PM   #14
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Does this mean the 50+ forum will be closing soon?
Nope! Cycling may make us feel younger but it hasn't done a thing to cure the wrinkles
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Old 05-24-07, 08:27 PM   #15
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Does this mean if I cycle enough I can go after that hot blonde babe I see on her roadie?




Oh yeah, I forgot, I'm married.
No sweat, Rocco. If you ride enough you'll regress beyond the point when you got married and be in the clear.
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Old 05-24-07, 08:32 PM   #16
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Not exactly. None of US will be here because we will be ineligible. However, the NEW members will be the folks who are now in their 90's and 100's
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