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    I just now reading a book about walking; "The Old...

    I just now reading a book about walking; "The Old Ways - a journey on foot" by Robert MacFarlane. He has trekked the ancient holloways and paths for thousands of miles in Britain and other countries....
  2. Thread: It's March!

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    We keep getting 3-5 inches of snow every 3-5 days...

    We keep getting 3-5 inches of snow every 3-5 days with 8-10 inches now and then. Cross country skiing has been great. Looking at my wall calendar I'm astonished that daylight saving will soon be...
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    I began by freezing one water bottle completely...

    I began by freezing one water bottle completely and the second one frozen about 3/4 with the balance liquid. This provided cold drinks for maybe 3 hours. For longer rides of about 5-7 hours I...
  4. Some saddles, stupidly it seems to me, have...

    Some saddles, stupidly it seems to me, have stitching right in the crotch area. If you have such a saddle, that might contribute to wear. Get the smoothest saddle you can find.
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    I'm a 76 y.o. man and ride 3000+ miles a year. I...

    I'm a 76 y.o. man and ride 3000+ miles a year. I do a bit of strength training at home with dumb bells and stretch daily to stay as limber as possible. Occasionally the right knee complains some. ...
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    I think OldTryGuy has breathing dialed in. I'll...

    I think OldTryGuy has breathing dialed in. I'll just add that high altitude mountaineers also emphasize the exhale. Googling yoga breathing will yield good info. Pranayama - The Art of Yoga...
  7. Thread: Shoe Review

    by berner
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    Shoe Review

    I have finally, after a long of search for shoes that really fit have found a cycling shoe that fits in length and width. I have wide feet, DD, and to get shoes that are wide enough it has been...
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    I'm certain reaction times are slower then they...

    I'm certain reaction times are slower then they were even 15 years ago but I try to anticipate situations and pay close attention to general awareness so I feel, but can't prove, that I'm safer today...
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    I've been to the local state park on...

    I've been to the local state park on cross-country skis which can also give you a workout. I really enjoy getting out on the snow but that route is only a mile or so.
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    My bike is all cleaned and spokes well polished. ...

    My bike is all cleaned and spokes well polished. I've not pedaled a single stroke in over 6 weeks waiting for snow and ice to clear off the roads. When I get back on the bike it's gonna hurt.
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    The whole issue of average measurements is tricky...

    The whole issue of average measurements is tricky because there can be so much variability even with people of similar dimensions. We are of the same heigth and inseam but our saddles might be at...
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    Good story Osco and well done. All those trite...

    Good story Osco and well done. All those trite saying such as "Use it or lose it; or no pain no gain" and my favorite; "It's not over 'till it's over" are true but it ain't easy. I'm 76 y.o. and...
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    We are luckier than you folks in Boston and...

    We are luckier than you folks in Boston and environs. We've had somewhat less snow and as Bristol is a small town, traffic is less congested and motorists are less agitated. I've been spending time...
  14. I've been unable to pedal a single stroke in over...

    I've been unable to pedal a single stroke in over a month but the skiing has been excellent.
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    If your wife can ride 20 miles and enjoy the...

    If your wife can ride 20 miles and enjoy the experience, consider yourself lucky. Just keep riding 20 miles and find some pleasant places to ride to. I'm asthmatic and even a five mile ride was...
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    My bike, which is now four years old and has...

    My bike, which is now four years old and has 15,000 miles and cost $800 US new. Were I to sell it today it would bring, probably half that. This indicates that a decent quality bike can be found,...
  17. Thread: Saddle Boils

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    Maintaining the area hyper clean will help. Most...

    Maintaining the area hyper clean will help. Most of us will shower after a ride but I find it helpful to clean the groin area before the ride also.
  18. Thread: Sleeping bags

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    Sleeping Bags | Montbell America...

    Sleeping Bags | Montbell America I have some Montbell camping products which are of excellent quality. They are a Japanese company. Their website shows a good range of sleeping bags which will...
  19. It is likely mostly a saddle issue and less...

    It is likely mostly a saddle issue and less likely due to position. However, I'm an old man of 76 and the most comfortable position has evolved so that the handle bar is now a cm or two below the...
  20. Thread: Perfect Fit

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    I've come to the conclusion that the perfect fit...

    I've come to the conclusion that the perfect fit is a moving target that changes with level of fitness and time in the saddle. This is based entirely on a sample of one; me. For several years I've...
  21. I know where you are coming from as I continually...

    I know where you are coming from as I continually remind myself to maintain focus on riding the bike. I scan the road ahead for dogs, potholes, gravel and other threats. I work not just to be alert...
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    Loved the tour report. Thanks.

    Loved the tour report. Thanks.
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    Those shields are made of a brittle acrilic which...

    Those shields are made of a brittle acrilic which can easily crack. Why it cracked, who knows. Maybe it was not snapped in place correctly. There are two screws on the deraileur called high limit ...
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    The advice above seems right to me also. A bit...

    The advice above seems right to me also. A bit much bend in the legs so raise the seat, maybe one cm, maybe two. Arms seem to extend forward instead of being at a right angle to torso so if the...
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    I'm a big believer in exercise also. When my...

    I'm a big believer in exercise also. When my troublesome knee acts up I do exercises. When My neck gets stiff or sore from cycling, I exercise. When we consider that even a minimally stressful...
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