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    I was so disappointed. My niece bought me a...

    I was so disappointed. My niece bought me a tablet computer but I had been hoping for a coloring book. Maybe next year.
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    I don't have your specific problem but I am a...

    I don't have your specific problem but I am a certified, card carrying old guy, 76 y.o. My solutions to physical issues may not work for others in my age category but they are to maintain mobility...
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    Lots of good tips to get faster but we need to...

    Lots of good tips to get faster but we need to acknowledge that some aspects of fitness happen over time and can't be rushed. The body undergoes numerous structural changes to muscles, obviously,...
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    I'm not particularly obsessive but I'd likely...

    I'm not particularly obsessive but I'd likely re-lace the wheel just to learn to do it right. Then, the very thought doing another wheel at some point in the future will not be traumatic.

    This...
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    I've suffered with lower back pain for years. ...

    I've suffered with lower back pain for years. That will always be with me to some extent but since I began core exercises some years ago I mostly am able to ignore any back issues. I don't do...
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    Pro athletes of all types, not just cyclists,...

    Pro athletes of all types, not just cyclists, seem to train in blocks with periods of hard work and periods of easy work. Taking it easy for a while and riding the bike to smell the roses for a...
  7. For me, I've found a wide saddle works best and...

    For me, I've found a wide saddle works best and at the same time, one that is narrow half way between front and back. Even then, I need to be doing longer rides frequently if I'm to have comfort on...
  8. I few years ago a man walking on a mountain trail...

    I few years ago a man walking on a mountain trail of the Sierra Nevada and using a cell phone, walked off a cliff and fell to his death. He may well have been a fine man but the universe requires we...
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    I took up cycling 4 years ago with a bike that...

    I took up cycling 4 years ago with a bike that turned out to be versatile. That versatility turned out to be the best feature of the bike. It will take up to 28mm tires which means I can ride it on...
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    I sometimes have cramps in one calve. Part of...

    I sometimes have cramps in one calve. Part of the solution was to move cleats well back. I use mountain type cleats that mount with two bolts in slots that allow sliding the cleats front to back. ...
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    I had forgotten the name of Jim Muller's band to...

    I had forgotten the name of Jim Muller's band to hunt for some of his and Sharon's you tube videos. Finally found them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9xbzFSgbrA
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    I've used a knee brace in the past but lately my...

    I've used a knee brace in the past but lately my knees are doing well after following an exercise routine. Amazon.com: Mueller Adustable Hinged Knee Brace, One Size Fits Most, 1-Count Box: Health &...
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    I've met up with Jimmuller and Sharon from the...

    I've met up with Jimmuller and Sharon from the Boston area where we rode to state campgrounds. In the last tour, we had quite a jolly troupe of about 8 people or so. Not only are Jim and Sharon fine...
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    This whole weight lose conversation reminds me of...

    This whole weight lose conversation reminds me of Mark Twain's comment about quitting smoking which he found to be easy as he had done it many times. Loosing weight is also, by the same reasoning,...
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    I don't have a specific recommendation but I know...

    I don't have a specific recommendation but I know such bikes for smaller people exist. We have a woman in out club who is about that size. Out club sends people in three groups, Fast, Medium fast...
  16. I live in coastal Rhode Island where we can ride...

    I live in coastal Rhode Island where we can ride almost every winter day. I have several combinations that work for me. As Fietsbob said in post #2 , layering is the way to go so as to adjust...
  17. Well done. I've yet to to 100 miles but like you...

    Well done. I've yet to to 100 miles but like you I've found I do best when I pay attention to nutrition. I'm paying much more attention to recovery before and after the ride and still need to step...
  18. Whoops. I meant to say glucosamine sulfate. My...

    Whoops. I meant to say glucosamine sulfate. My experience is the same in that I notice if I've not been taking it.
  19. I may be helpful to document the measurements...

    I may be helpful to document the measurements that work for you. Park Tools has a handy chart for t his that can be downloaded. http://www.parktool.com/uploads/files/blog/positionroad.pdf
  20. A good fitting bike is probably the first thing...

    A good fitting bike is probably the first thing to have on your side after just being young. It will take a while but your body will adjust to the work, given enough time. In my case, as a 76 y.o....
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    If you are completely ready to go and can't think...

    If you are completely ready to go and can't think of a single thing more to prepare, get out there and mingle, get into conversations, meet and greet and maybe help someone else who may be not quite...
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    I once ended up having mysterious leaks around...

    I once ended up having mysterious leaks around the valve stem. After replacing several tubes I figures out the rim, after being drilled for the valve stem, had rough aluminum shards sticking out...
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    Long ago I spent quite a bit of time sailing with...

    Long ago I spent quite a bit of time sailing with passages across the Atlantic east to west and north to south. These days most sailors use GPS and a sextant is just for backup. Celestial...
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    Hi Rich. I've had cataract surgery on both eyes...

    Hi Rich. I've had cataract surgery on both eyes several years ago. The surgeon recommended sunglasses and I bought the cheapest ones I could find that had full UV protection that fit well and had...
  25. First Turns '14/'15 on Vimeo...

    First Turns '14/'15 on Vimeo This is from a poster today on a ski forum I frequent. He is in Michigan enjoying the benefits of lake effect snow. The solution to lifes imponderables as well as...
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