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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mult47 View Post
    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.

    Carry on.

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    Somethin' ain't right here.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by teachme View Post
    If climbing the hill can be paralleled to sex; what can the descent be paralleled to?
    Excellent question! I can't wait to hear what the answer is going to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    Nobody gets upset when you take pictures of hill climbing.
    But nobody wants to see pictures of hill climbing.
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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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    Are you talking Tandem, or Solo?
    The one who has the most bikes wins.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    But nobody wants to see pictures of hill climbing.
    ..or senior sex.
    Last edited by jdon; 11-14-11 at 08:23 AM.
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    skilsaw:
    In tandem, of course!
    Do it TWOgether!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    I've never seen a hill say "No, not now!"....
    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    ..or senior sex.
    Feel free to Google(tm) this and get back to us with your results.
    Who would have thunk when we were growing up about the prevasiveness of the web in our daily life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Feel free to Google(tm) this and get back to us with your results.
    Who would have thunk when we were growing up about the prevasiveness of the web in our daily life?
    Pass on that suggestion thanks..
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    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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