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    Next week is yearly physical time.
    I'm a diabetic and I know I'm going to be in trouble on my three month sugar count (like over 8).
    I think all the other stuff will be OK.
    Last year I had a little Non-alcohol Fatty Liver, hope I have helped that!
    Prostrate is large but OK with Flomax.
    Had two little kidney stones, I know one passed and I hope the other is gone.

    I've got local insurance

    I'm going to start studying for my blood test!
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    8/2/41 - I finally qualify for something besides various Old Poop discounts. Now if I can only get my old body to convince my 35 year-old brain to chill out - all will be well. I've been riding for 60 years and finally decided to treat my body to some more comfort than my '82 Specialized Expedition provided so I treated my self to a recumbent and I'm one happy camper. Only had it a month and my bent muscles are coming along nicely - can't wait 'till I hit the 300 mile mark so I can get out of the semi-flat riding I'm currently doing to break-in my knees. Every day I can markedly feel the improvement to a point where I can't wait for the next day to discover my newest capability/capacity. (HPVelo SM GTe) Rock On...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfie43 View Post
    Birthday: April 14, 1943.

    Allow me to introduce myself: A former runner for 30+ years with a new titanium knee that has recently discovered cycling this past year and loving it. I ride strictly for fitness 10-15 miles a day...everyday. With over 30 years experience of running in Michigan winters, I am more than ready and equipped to cycle daily this coming Dec, Jan, and Feb.

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    welcome. Your knee looks great! My wife has one of those. Oh! So does your bike.
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    Birthday Ride

    Was 72 yesterday. Today did a gentle ride around Chatfield Resevoir. About 5000' higher than I'm used to so panted a bit. But was nice to be able to stretch the legs a bit. Tomorrow we'll go back that way and then maybe start exploring the paths and roads in the South Denver area on our rented bikes.

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    Second day on the rented bike. It isn't my cycle; but it is pretty ok. Getting more used to the altitude here. For those of you familiar with the Denver area; I rode about 22 miles in the Colorado Blvd/C470 Trail/Chatfield Resevoir area of Denver. Too bad I've only a few more days to visit and to ride; this area has wonderful bike paths and marked shoulders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latitude65 View Post
    Second day on the rented bike. It isn't my cycle; but it is pretty ok. Getting more used to the altitude here. For those of you familiar with the Denver area; I rode about 22 miles in the Colorado Blvd/C470 Trail/Chatfield Resevoir area of Denver. Too bad I've only a few more days to visit and to ride; this area has wonderful bike paths and marked shoulders.


    Try to get to Confluence Park and the REI - Platte River Trail north to Cherry Creek Trail
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    YES BUT, Oakland best Denver!!!!

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    Life Is Good

    Life is good. Celebrated number 72 with family, had 4 days of good riding in the Front Range of Colorado and the riding temperature never dropped below +31F.

    For those familiar with the Denver area; today rode along the Platte River from C470 up to the REI store (I think that's Confluence Park) and return. Round trip was just two hours of nice riding, interrupted by a Cliff bar break next to the river at REI watching some kayakers practice.

    Wow, what a wealthy country to afford such wonderful bike paths!

    Tonight just as I'm getting acclimated to the altitude I had to turn in my rental bike. It was a Trek 2.1. Not an outstanding bike. But, certainly an acceptable one for this kind of thing. It worked flawlessly for the four days. Next time I'll bring my own saddle though!

    So, fellow antiques, take heart, we are like fine wine. We improve with age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloSailor View Post
    Hi All: First time poster. I'll be 68 tomorrow. Entering this thread makes me feel like I have just entered "The Great Hall of Wisdom". Have enjoyed your posts, and, hope I can contribute as I get some stick time on the new mount. Have been away from the fold far too long, so, now I am getting back to it very slowly.

    George

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    The Kid will be 67 the 24th.

    Mind 27, body maybe 47 and I still make a fool of myself all the time.

    Merry Christmas my like minded friends.
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    What to talk about

    How about the number of miles between pit stops (lol)?
    How about favorite mid way restaurant (aka pitstop)?
    How about how many guys do you ride with who are older than you? (Half the club I ride with is and I still can't keep pace with em..Two are 80)
    I'm a mere 66

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    Quadruple Coronary Bypass

    Well I took my own medical advice and had another cardiac stress test in October and flunked. Riding bike was fine, it was the walking in an airport that tipped me off that I had a problem and had not had a stress test in two years. 3 months to this day I was on the operating table at Emory's Crawford Long hospital having four bypasses. Today is to be my first day back on the bike, and Saturday is #68. I figure that now I have 7 vessels to my heart instead of the usual 3 so I should be able to go faster - HA! See my Sept. 18th post.

    Take head my friends.

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    Hi all,

    I am 70 y/o and not a bicycle rider as I would most likely wreck.
    But I am an AmeriCorp VISTA working on a "Bike Tour Committee" for a scholarship program at Shawnee Community College in Southern Illinois.

    As a VISTA one of my assignements is to list how many "Baby Boomers" are in attendance. They define the ages as 43 to 61.

    My adult children are bicycle riders and have the attached buggy for the little ones.

    If anyone could share with me what a good rest stop and a bad rest stop is on a paid bicycle tour is I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks,
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    BillyBob,
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    Keep the faith, you're doing fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegib View Post


    Hi all,

    I am 70 y/o and not a bicycle rider as I would most likely wreck.
    But I am an AmeriCorp VISTA working on a "Bike Tour Committee" for a scholarship program at Shawnee Community College in Southern Illinois.

    As a VISTA one of my assignements is to list how many "Baby Boomers" are in attendance. They define the ages as 43 to 61.

    My adult children are bicycle riders and have the attached buggy for the little ones.

    If anyone could share with me what a good rest stop and a bad rest stop is on a paid bicycle tour is I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks,
    Pegib
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    Hi Pegib

    The bike club I belong has been hosting a ride the Sunday after Easter for 27 years. There are routes of approximately 16, 28, 35, 45, and 65 miles, and it draws 500 to 700 people. ( http://www.folksonspokes.com/easter.html )

    All of the routes start and stop at a school which has restroom and lunch facilities. There are three rest stops spaced roughly 20 miles apart. The 16 and 28 mile rides go through 1 rest stop, the 35 and 45 mile rides go through 2 rest stops, and the 65 mile ride goes thru all three rest stops.

    All the rest stops are in county parks with restrooms and shelters for shade. There are things to drink like water, coffee, tea, and Gator Aid. Especially, there is plenty of water and GatorAid so riders can refill their water bottles. here are things to munch like veggies, sandwiches, home made veggie chili, and cookies. I wouldn't suggest a lot of real fatty foods.

    Each rest stop also has a repair station with mechanics and spare parts provided by different local bike shops. There is continuous SAG support running all the routes and checking in at all the rest stations.

    Is that the sort of thing you're looking for?

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    So dudes got back riding a couple of years back, doing regular sunday rides aout 100k on my trek hybrid and thinking of buying a cervelo for racing a cervelo team soloist, seem to be able to get a good deal in singapore for about 2k singapore dollars. Find I have more money now retired, not a lot, so must have never have had too much anyway. Cheers dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burr View Post
    BillyBob,
    How you feeling? How you do.

    Keep the faith, you're doing fine.
    Hey Burr,

    I am going great and feel great. Been riding again the past two days and needing to get a few muscles back in shape. It feels good, but of course the bottom doesn't because it needs to get used to the saddle again.

    Thanks for asking.

    Bill

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    Hi,

    Yes this is the sort information I am looking for and I thank you for responding with your experiences.
    Hope some more will come up with any additions.

    We put an ad in Adeventure Cyclist's it is a first for us so we will see how it turns out.

    There are some hidden gems in the southern part of Illinois as far as roads and scenery. One road is the "Grapevine trail" it has hills and valleys and in October the leaves are really pretty colorful. But we also have flat trails through the "Wet Lands", lots of wildlife etc.

    This area is known as "Little Egypt."

    Have a good day and anyone else with suggestion I do appreciate.

    Pegib

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    You`all got me hooked!!!

    Since organizing this bicycle tour and reading the posts here AND living in a village in Southern Illinois where the bike trail ends, (Karnak) I am thinking seriously of getting a three wheeler bike with the "Shopping Basket" on the back and join my adult children and "Grands" on the trail.

    It certainly could help with halting the progress of the "Locking Joints"



    Pegib

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    In dog years, I'm 434.
    Bike to live, live to eat!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by card View Post
    In dog years, I'm 434.
    Do you fetch the paper with your mouth while wagging your tail?
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    Are any of you 65+'rs beginning to feel approaching non-immortality?

    Just curious, because I do find myself realizing that the average life span in the USofA for a male 70 years old is 15 years, and that likely the last 5 of those won't be too pleasant, giving me just about 10 years more to really enjoy life!!
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    Im going to start bikeing to the arctic[up along lake st.jean to waskaganish]this year i never thought of it till I was 65 .///There are plenty of 55 yr olds never make the trip and others 70 and over would do it in a heart beat.//Kenneth

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Are any of you 65+'rs beginning to feel approaching non-immortality?

    Just curious, because I do find myself realizing that the average life span in the USofA for a male 70 years old is 15 years, and that likely the last 5 of those won't be too pleasant, giving me just about 10 years more to really enjoy life!!
    You write as though you are a bit depressed. I hope that isn't, in fact, true. Not much I can do from this distance except to encourage you not to believe all that mis-information.

    Some comments that may be pertinent:
    Many years ago an aquaintance told me about a fellow worker at one of the nation's large manufacturering facilities. That person kept a record of the fate of recent retirees. He grouped them in two categories: Those who kept track of the time remaining and those who didn't. After several years the analysis showed those who counted down, as it were, lived shorter, less happy lives than those who didn't. There is a profound lesson in that.

    In 1976 I was counselled my life expectancy was 3-5 years. So, much for "likely".

    If the folks around you are focused on death and disability do what I did; change social circles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latitude65 View Post
    You write as though you are a bit depressed. I hope that isn't, in fact, true. Not much I can do from this distance except to encourage you not to believe all that mis-information.

    Some comments that may be pertinent:
    Many years ago an aquaintance told me about a fellow worker at one of the nation's large manufacturering facilities. That person kept a record of the fate of recent retirees. He grouped them in two categories: Those who kept track of the time remaining and those who didn't. After several years the analysis showed those who counted down, as it were, lived shorter, less happy lives than those who didn't. There is a profound lesson in that.

    In 1976 I was counselled my life expectancy was 3-5 years. So, much for "likely".

    If the folks around you are focused on death and disability do what I did; change social circles.
    Sorry I gave the impression of depression - which is definitely not the case. But, I am curious.
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