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    Ahh, the wonderful internet. Guess I'm Pickled-Tink to have discovered 50+, WOO-HOO!

    Having perused the threads here has been more than enlightening, you folks coming back
    from medical conditions are awesome, keeping a tight riegn on sheer will and
    determination is what I am currently facing, thanls to a "massive,MASSIVE heart attack".
    I lost 60% of the muscle.
    Needless to say, it's spurred some serious soul searching. My cardio rehab has been
    somewhat successful in the fact that I just love to pedal, early teens revisited so to speak.
    However, being that my life is rampant with "obstical illusions", my left knee flared to more
    than twice it's normal size. Oh Yes! Shoots biggie pain from hip to foot. Dagon-blasted stairs
    are not my friend.

    So a great big THANKS to ALL for biting the bullit. Handy to know I'm not alone.

    So my maiden voyage was all of a mile and a half, rolling hills, not bad.

    Today, 1/4 mile steep grade, OUCH, but I made the top. Don't have much flatland here,
    just terrain that should challenge the most accomplshed riders, Awesome roads with excellent views,
    right on PA bike route #9

    So I'm 64 years young seeking to tour the world before I croak! Happy Trails!

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    At 64 you have a few miles left in you. But build up to them gradually. Heart problems are two a penny here- or "OLD" heart problems are. Just don't go too hard too soon and put the knees out- or the hips-and watch out for the neck and back aswell. Those problems take longer to heal.

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    Glad you found us.

    There's lots of experience here so don't be afraid to ask questions.

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    Welcome aboard. It's never too late to have a happy childhood, as many of us demonstrate daily. Like Stapfam said, don't overdo the joint stress. Muscles, lungs and hearts get strong faster than tendons and ligaments.

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    Lots and lots of folks herein have overcome - or are overcoming - a huge variety of ailments and conditions. You are among friends. Enjoy.
    Almost gone from the 50+ forum. - Email me at dnvrfox@aol.com for another fun new group of 50+ folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Lots and lots of folks herein have overcome - or are overcoming - a huge variety of ailments and conditions. You are among friends. Enjoy.
    +1
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright

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    Get a monitor and remember to take it slow and easy.
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    Lets stop diabetes! Click here: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/?px...nal&fr_id=8067 to donate to the Tour de Cure.

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    You already are touring the world - maybe not the whole world - just the portion of it you can reach at the moment. I hope you have been enjoying the journey.

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    Good luck, be smart, have fun.

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    Welcome to the club. Glad you survived to tell the tale.
    One thing in your post has me confused. I thought PA bike routes were letter designated, not numerical.
    Gearhubs demystified and other cool stuff.


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    A couple of things you haven't enlighten us on yet are, what colour of bike do you ride and what is your favourite flavour of PIE?

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    Welcome to the group
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    Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
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    Have you been "scoped"?

    Keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berner View Post
    You already are touring the world - maybe not the whole world - just the portion of it you can reach at the moment. I hope you have been enjoying the journey.
    Nice, I liked that..

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    Welcome to the club
    Have fun and take it at your own pace!
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    Yeah, welcome. Have fun, but don't do anything too crazy.

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    Yes, Welcome back to riding ...as has been said... slow and easy... ya-all cme back ya-hear.....

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