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Old 04-01-05, 10:06 AM   #1
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Ole Fart in Tx

Having read the forum for several months, I was recently inclined to post an answer to a question posed by another forum member. As a result, I was asked by the forum admin to post a short introduction here.
I am 67 1/2 ( yes, at this age the 1/2 counts). For years I was a very competitive age group long distance runner. Arthritis and spinal canal stenosis, resulting in surgery, ended my running career.
However, because of the interests of my local club, I had been participating in triathalons and duathalons, thus, had a mid-range bike ( Trek 1500 ) and had trained some on the bike. Shortly after surgery, I decided to switch to the bike. The RB, with 700-23 tires at 125lbs pressure was beating my back up. So I bought a fat tire Cannondale. After recovery, I now ride both and get in 150-200 miles per week. I am doing the 181 mi MS 150 from Houston to Austin on Apr 16-17, and a 66 mi warm-up ride tomorrow. Because the Trek fits me perfectly, I decided to upgrade the existing Ultegra down tube shifters to full 9speed STI. This involved a new rear axle, cassette as well as shifters. With 3000 mi now under my belt, and the realization that I will not really ever use the 53- 12,13 14 combination, but might really like some additional mechanical advantage on steep hills, I am awaiting a 50-34 compact crank setup. I view it as the ultimate realization of my ole fartness.
As I am retiring in 2 months I intend to spend lots of time on the bikes.
While my last several years have been largely administrative in a Health Science Center, my basic training is in medical physiology with an emphasis on the cardiovascular system.
I having enjoyed blending my information base in heart and blood vessels physiology and control with my passion for endurance sports.
I have learned much from lurking on the forum and hope in some small way to repay the members by responding to questions in fields in which I have some background.
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Old 04-01-05, 10:12 AM   #2
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What happened? I don't know much about machinery. Can someone explain why my post has every sentence lined out?
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Old 04-01-05, 10:21 AM   #3
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Hi,
Old Fart from Texas. I'm an old fart from Maine. I guess between the two of us, no one is safe

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Hi,
Old Fart from Texas. I'm an old fart from Maine. I guess between the two of us, no one is safe. I have never seen that problem before. I am going to guess it's something in your computer.
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I'm 46 and have been in the health field for a long time (Pharmacist), I live in Spring, TX and want to compete in the 2006 MS 150. I haven't road in 25 years, I think I could get alot of good advice on bikes and training from you, if you would help, my wife also wants to train and compete in the MS 150 and other tours
Nice to meet ya
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What happened? I don't know much about machinery. Can someone explain why my post has every sentence lined out?

I'm going to guess that it has something to do with today's date.
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Old 04-01-05, 11:14 AM   #7
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Redbird

Some smartass has hacked this forum, notice all the avatras (the little pictures to the left) are all the same? Someone needs to get away from their computer and get themselves a bike!

BTW, I am a young fart (42) that is moving back to San Antonio this summer.

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BTW, I am a young fart (42) that is moving back to San Antonio this summer.
And I'm a younger fart (31) that lives in San Antonio.
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I am 67 1/2 ( yes, at this age the 1/2 counts).
I'm 60 and believe me there are no old farts here. Welcome.
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