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Old 09-27-12, 03:08 PM   #1
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The whole world has a health problem.

As of this morning I was in top 7% of all riders (almost 6,000 world wide) in the current Strava challenge. Sounds pretty good - until I tell you I am 73 years old. And I am not that good of a rider, with a little over two months riding in this bike life!
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Old 09-27-12, 03:26 PM   #2
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Strava is not the whole world.
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Old 09-27-12, 04:33 PM   #3
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Strava is not the whole world.
I agree, but almost half of riders are from other countries. One would think bike riders represent healthier percentage of overall population.
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Old 09-27-12, 05:15 PM   #4
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Strava is not the whole world.
No, Strava is not the whole world -- but it sounds like the OP did pretty darn good no matter how you cut it.

So, to the OP: Congratulations!
... And, keep pedaling -- next month you might make the 95th percentile.

Well, unless some of the old farts from this forum decide to compete: some of them are pretty darn good.

But, whether it is the top 5% or the top 95%, it is great that you are riding. Even though you must be in pretty good shape already, cycling will get you into better shape.
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Old 09-27-12, 06:58 PM   #5
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What is there to say, but YOU ROCK.

I guess that's it.
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Everybody gets to pick their own poison.
Mine currently is a 2 km walk up a 200 m high hill with 22 kg of barley in my backpack.
When I get tired of it, the ducks in the park will get a good feeding.
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Most of the people on Strava are at least riding. Their health is not the problem
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My goal is to ride into my 70s. I'll probably have to forego technical singletrack and bombing downhill mountain biking but I see no restrictions for road riding. Carry on!
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Keep in mind there is a difference between health and fitness.
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As of this morning I was in top 7% of all riders (almost 6,000 world wide) in the current Strava challenge.
What's Strava? (That's a rhetorical question; you don't have to answer.)
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Keep in mind there is a difference between health and fitness.
Excellent point . . .

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As of this morning I was in top 7% of all riders (almost 6,000 world wide) in the current Strava challenge. Sounds pretty good - until I tell you I am 73 years old. And I am not that good of a rider, with a little over two months riding in this bike life!
Riding at 73!! Great job, keep it up! There's a lot of elderly people riding bikes, and some of them are monsters. It sure is better than the "walker/wheelchair/powerchair/nursinghome/everyonehastowaitonyouhandandfoot" option. Ride Free!



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