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Old 02-03-12, 12:17 PM   #26
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Chapter 3? . . .
Don't ride faster than your shadow . . .
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Chapter 3? . . .
Don't ride faster than your shadow . . .
We are getting there!!!

The 70+ Riding Manual

Chapter 1 - Ride, Rest and Ride Some More.

Chapter 2 - Best pies and pie stops on the road and trail

Chapter 3 - Don't ride faster than your shadow . . .

(Where do we put the chapter on sex?)
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We are getting there!!!

The 70+ Riding Manual

Chapter 1 - Ride, Rest and Ride Some More.

Chapter 2 - Best pies and pie stops on the road and trail

Chapter 3 - Don't ride faster than your shadow . . .

(Where do we put the chapter on sex?)
[B] Chapter 4 - Interval training (where's the nearest bathroom?)

[B] Chapter 5 - Approaching VO2 max (chasing hotties in lycra)

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Old 02-03-12, 07:10 PM   #29
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Bought a book for my birthday: "Cycling After 50". Think it is geared to a younger set.
At 77 I am not sure I want to expend the mental effort needed to pursue all the graphs, charts, intervals, heart monitoring, cupcake eschewing disciplines suggested. It makes me tired just to think of undertaking all that. Apart from an occasional slipped disc I am in pretty good health for my age. Cycling gives me great pleasure and freedom to explore my surrounding environment at a comfortable pace. In retrospect I am sorry I did not buy the book about the mechanics and history of the bicycle. Something about growing older has given me a great interest in how things work.
Buy the mechanics book, make your bike ride right, then go out and ride so your body feels good. Repeat.
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We are getting there!!!

The 70+ Riding Manual

Chapter 1 - Ride, Rest and Ride Some More.

Chapter 2 - Best pies and pie stops on the road and trail

Chapter 3 - Don't ride faster than your shadow . . .

(Where do we put the chapter on sex?)
To answer the last, wherever we'll find it when we need it.
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I've found those "past 50" books dissapointing, but they are good for starting fires on cold nights. There's better information in this forum and on the web generally if you read judiciously.

Best 'how things work' orientation is to build or rebuild a couple of bikes and components, you learn a ton through trial and error and if you need information to solve a problem you can usually find it on the internet, and it becomes a good deal more relevant in practical application. Welding? That I haven't tackled, but maybe I'll take a class from a builder someday...some allow you to build your own frame in their shop for a student fee.
Author of "past 50" is Joe Friel, a 50+er. Teacher of a well respected framebuilding class: Doug Fattic, also 50+.
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[B] Chapter 4 - Interval training (where's the nearest bathroom?)

[B] Chapter 5 - Approaching VO2 max (chasing hotties in lycra)
We are getting there!!!

The 70+ Riding Manual

Chapter 1 - Ride, Rest and Ride Some More.

Chapter 2 - Best pies and pie stops on the road and trail

Chapter 3 - Don't ride faster than your shadow . . .

Chapter 4 - Interval training (where's the nearest bathroom?)

Chapter 5 - Approaching VO2 max (chasing hotties in lycra)


(Where do we put the chapter on sex?) - Hey - we should put it in the APPENDIX
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I'd like to see a Chapter devoted to "existing in this reality while not being in this reality." In this state I am probably the fastest rider no one has ever heard of.
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Chapter 6-Sex after 50+, is it a fact or a myth? (or how much for the little blue pills?)

Chapter 7-Scheduling your colonoscopy and not ruining your training/riding schedule
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The 70+ Riding Manual

Chapter 1 - Ride, Rest and Ride Some More.

Chapter 2 - Best pies and pie stops on the road and trail

Chapter 3 - Don't ride faster than your shadow . . .

Chapter 4 - Interval training (where's the nearest bathroom?)

Chapter 5 - Approaching VO2 max (chasing hotties in lycra)

Chapter 6 - Sex after 50+, is it a fact or a myth? (or how much for the little blue pills?)

Chapter 7 - Scheduling your colonoscopy and not ruining your training/riding schedule?

Chapter 8 - Existing in this reality while not being in this reality."


(Where do we put the chapter on sex?) - Hey - we should put it in the APPENDIX
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