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Old 11-13-11, 03:20 PM   #1
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Hill climbing and sex

I read on someone's tag line on a BF post that hill climbing is a lot like sex; the better you get at it, the more you want to do it. After climbing my favorite hill this morning, I'd add to that just by saying "and the older you are, the longer it takes."
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Old 11-13-11, 03:32 PM   #2
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And, I have heard, that somedays you just can't climb that hill until one takes a blue energy pill (but, I wouldn't know about that).
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Old 11-13-11, 04:23 PM   #3
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At our age, isn't the mantra supposed to be: Sex is overrated?

Hillclmibing? Well, that's another matter entirely. Machka and I have just finished a 200km randonnee on the tandem that had a 13km climb averaging between 4 and 5% (a rail-trail, but an unusually steep one). It came just under 100 miles into the randonnee. We put into practice all the requisite skills and techniques, and had a ball...

We've signed up for the 7 Peaks Challenge that takes in the seven highest mountain climbs here in Victoria, Australia. It's run between 1 November and 31 March. Average grades run between 4 and 13% and distances from 6 to around 45km.

We'll be doing the challenge on singles. The prize draw at the end includes an all-expenses paid trip to the Tour de France (but we aren't doing it for that reason).

We've also got a 300km randonnee in a fortnight that includes one particularly tough climb that I have yet to ride up entirely on three different attempts.

So we are looking forward to a season of climbing.
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Old 11-13-11, 04:52 PM   #4
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At our age, isn't the mantra supposed to be: Sex is overrated?
I thought it was;"You don't get those thoughts anymore, Dear".
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Old 11-13-11, 05:01 PM   #5
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I read on someone's tag line on a BF post that hill climbing is a lot like sex; the better you get at it, the more you want to do it. After climbing my favorite hill this morning, I'd add to that just by saying "and the older you are, the longer it takes."
Sorry... thought someone had figured how to do both things at the same time.

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Old 11-13-11, 06:50 PM   #7
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I had much higher expectations for this thread.
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Nobody gets upset when you take pictures of hill climbing.
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If climbing the hill can be paralleled to sex; what can the descent be paralleled to?
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Old 11-13-11, 07:24 PM   #10
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If climbing the hill can be paralleled to sex; what can the descent be paralleled to?
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Old 11-13-11, 07:25 PM   #11
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Nobody gets upset when you take pictures of hill climbing.
But nobody wants to see pictures of hill climbing.
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Old 11-13-11, 07:34 PM   #12
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There is no comparrison!
After over 300,000 miles of bicycling and 56 years of happy marriage . . .
Sex still wins!
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Old 11-13-11, 11:45 PM   #13
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Are you talking Tandem, or Solo?
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I've never seen a hill say "No, not now!"....
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Great reply. Made me laugh out loud which woke the wife. I gave her a suggestion. She told me to 'go ride a bike'.
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Old 11-14-11, 07:16 AM   #16
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ah now I know why the wife says.... go ride a bike? as for the hill bit going down. well must be like those old black and white movies of the cigarette after....
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How many hills have "headaches?"
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Old 11-14-11, 08:54 AM   #18
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I've never seen a hill say "No, not now!"....

Yes, but on a few occasions I've seen a hill and said, "No, not now."
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But nobody wants to see pictures of hill climbing.
..or senior sex.

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In tandem, of course!
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While climbing especially challanging hills strangers often shout out words of encouragement and offer compliments when I get to the top, not so much for the other though...

Another thing, I can climb as many hills as I want to whenever I want to....
a different hill evey day or several a day if I'm physically up to the challange.

.....Just sayin'.
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How many hills have "headaches?"
If I get a flat tire on my bike, it's fixed in about 5 minutes.
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Old 11-14-11, 10:10 AM   #23
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..or senior sex.
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Pass on that suggestion thanks..
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If I get a flat tire on my bike, it's fixed in about 5 minutes.
What, you don't keep a CO2 cartridge, a patch kit, and a Tyvek boot in the nightstand drawer by your bed?
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