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Old 09-21-09, 04:18 PM   #1
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IM humbled by my bikeing peers in the forums and the truth is the spelling gaff that started the out pouring of support for me was only part of what caused my absence;broncitice//[ha ha spelling]family tradigy also added there presence.I like many other of my marine corps trained or military oriented bikeing friends dont take kindly to insult that isnt eyeball to eyeball.///////Ive not biked for a week [the broncitice]and at age 70 yrs.getting back in condition is probably going to take a month for that 7 day break. MY wish for this thread is for not only the training you would use to regain your best bikeing condition but also food intake tricks for fast indurance recovery.Kenneth
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Old 09-21-09, 04:25 PM   #2
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67 y/o here. Go slow with the recovery.You want to heal completely before you hit it hard on your bike.

What miles or riding were you doing before you had to stop?
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Old 09-21-09, 04:40 PM   #3
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You have 20 years more experince than me Ken so as to age, I can't speak. As a life long athsma/pneumonia/bronchitis sufferer, I would say don't push yourself too hard. You will be the best judge and will know when you are up to a good respiratory challenge. Take your meds and stay rested. Good luck!

As to spelling, I am getting worse with age. I can't figure that one out. Maybe it is reliance on spell checkers and auto corrections on my Blackberry.
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hi 10Wheels/I had rode30 days of 25 to 30 mi. a day ;thats my grump, and from past experience //at 70 the recovery gives me the blues./Kenneth
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Go for an easy ride.
Ride slow as to Not get Out of Breath.
Quit when you seem to be tired.
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Welcome Home!

Terribly sorry to hear of family tragedy.

I too suffer from respiratory problems, and the only thing that works for me is a combination of medication and rest. Then, I have to work extra hard to regain my lost conditioning.

I was in the Air Force, and in a pretty academic section there, so I don't have the real blood and guts background of you guys in the Army or Marines, but I agree that online disagreement can be pretty wussy. OTOH, occasionally I feel that a poster might like to receive a little constructive criticism. (For instance, the word "comprise" means "composed of" so when I see "comprised of" I read "composed of of") I usually make these private messages and they are never intended as a put-down, we ALL have room to improve and besides, this is a bicycling forum - not grammar school.

Get well soon.
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Old 09-21-09, 05:21 PM   #7
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Welcome back, Brother - and come around more often...

Just go easy, and your endurance will improve ---- boy, is it ever good to be outside...
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" Easy Does It " and let it happen.
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Welcome back Ken, I am only a pup at 57 and breathe okay so I can't comment on your post.
Back to your regularly scheduled BF threads.

As a guess I would start back easy and let your body and lungs tell you what to do.
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Ken,

Great to have you back with us. All I can say is take it easy and don't push too hard at first.

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A week off with Bronchitus is not too bad- but chest infections can stay for a while.

You want to get the lungs working but not under strain. Obvious thing to do is sit in a chair and do nothing but that will only increase recovery time.

So get out and exercise. On the bike is obvious but take it steady. Work enough to get the blood circulating but not enough to put the lungs under much strain. May only be a few short rides- or a longish ride at a slow pace- or even just going out for a walk to get the body mobile- but whatever you do- Do something.

And glad to see you back.

And for recovery- Haven't seen your PIE reports yet. So time to get on the recovery foods and eat whatever you feel like. I am taking the day off work with a "Cold". Must be a "Man Cold" as this is the first day I have had off work in 3 years but today will be spent drinking lots of liquids (Have a few cold ones in the fridge)- eating as much of what I want- whenever I want- and watching teh stages I missed on "La Vuelta" that I have recorded.
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Old 09-22-09, 02:50 PM   #12
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Thanks to all/ILL ride shorter,slower rides [every day if possible]sticking to the tar so I have more control of my huffing puffing; 15 milers should do./Kenneth
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ha ha ha /Strapfam/sounds good advice all around/Kenneth
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You have 20 years more experince than me Ken so as to age, I can't speak. As a life long athsma/pneumonia/bronchitis sufferer, I would say don't push yourself too hard. You will be the best judge and will know when you are up to a good respiratory challenge. Take your meds and stay rested. Good luck!

As to spelling, I am getting worse with age. I can't figure that one out. Maybe it is reliance on spell checkers and auto corrections on my Blackberry.
At 56 I'm seeing the same thing. I feel less willing to make the extra effort to go back and correct, especially considering the frustrating differences between the different computers in my house. I do hope I'm usually understood.

As far as recovery, I do a lot of it (lol!), so I'm an expert.
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Ken,
Semper Fi from another old Marine. Don't let the negative remarks in another post get you down on 50+, Some people are looking to feel superior at a cost to others. The fact that at 70 you are riding and overcomming respiratory problems speaks well for you. I hope the breathing returns to normal for you and that your rides help out in your recovery.

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Welcome back Ken and good luck with the recovery.
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Old 09-23-09, 04:51 PM   #17
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Thanks AireDale 11 Im A fan of the great state of New Hampshire To bad Maine wouldnt take a few fiscal and Business lessons from you folks.Instead Maine drives business away Mountain bikeing in Maine is the very best if you could find out where to go or the park or refuge would let you bike at all.and the roadsides are almost impassable for skinny tire bikes only the fools and the brave ride the tar in this state./Kenneth
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