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    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
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    Modified Bike Ride Reports

    As many of you know, I had an extreme amount of pain after riding this past year. So, I did the MRI bit (found I had a bulging disk and spondolythesis), the Neurosurgeon thingie (x's 2), the Physiatrist consult, a whole bunch of PT and home exercises and a major rework of my Lemond BA, including extended stem and other stuff.

    So, finally, after my vacation, terrible weather, etc., I have been able to get out for some 20 - 25 mile rides the last couple of days. So far, things are working OK. The bike feels a lot better, and I won't be getting a new bike as long as the Lemond keeps working. I get more compliments on that bike!!

    Anyway, that is the end of my ride report!! Ha - I bet you thought you were going to get a lot of pictures, etc., and a description of a 200 mile double century done in 7 hours. No such luck. If I can do 20-25 miles daily - or near daily - I will be most happy, and I don't care a hoot about how long it takes me.

    Lesson learned - when you are getting into your 70's - and are riding a bike that was fitted in your late 50's - it is time to get a checkup on your bike fit. You SHRINK!!
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Hooting for you.
    Good thread.
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    I tell every one that bike fit is a fluid thing. I've had mine tweaked at least 4 times in 8 years, most recently about 2 months ago, then a tweak to the tweak about 2 weeks ago. And bike fit includes little wedges in your shoes.
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    Pleased as punch to hear that ride report.
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    Sounds like good progress/rehab; a good report.

    Attention readers: He said 'Physiatrist consult', not to be confused with another kind of healthcare provider consult.

    Sounds as if the Lemond will be due for a colonoscopy soon? Nah....not quite that old, is it?
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    Do I remember that maybe a special bike could be in your future?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Do I remember that maybe a special bike could be in your future?
    I don't think so. The Lemond just rides so nicely . . . .
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    You may have shrunk in body but not in spirit. Good to here your doing better on the bike now.
    "Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclinfool View Post
    You may have shrunk in body but not in spirit. Good to here your doing better on the bike now.
    +1.

    Had my last bike built with aging considerations in mind. Slightly shorter top tube and bit more stand-over. Using a setback seatpost and 13cm stem to get a good position today. I'm not sure if this is a good example of wise planning or just an exercise in exhibiting my cheapskate mentality.

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    Good to hear you are back on your bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Ha - I bet you thought you were going to get a lot of pictures, etc., and a description of a 200 mile double century done in 7 hours.
    I've never been able to ride a double century in anything less than 12 hours, and now that I'm 60 I'm happy to finish a double century in anything under 14!

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