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    At my 72nd birthday last June. 443511

    At my 72nd birthday last June.
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    I use the Miolink. I also own the Garmin chest...

    I use the Miolink. I also own the Garmin chest strap. The Garmin strap, unless washed after every 3-4 rides would short out for me from the salt in dried perspiration. The Miolink never fails to run...
  3. I've read the thread through and may have missed...

    I've read the thread through and may have missed it but have you actually measured the distance between your sitbones? That would be my starting point. Most local bike shops have some device or...
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    5048 miles in 2014. I'm 72 and began riding in...

    5048 miles in 2014. I'm 72 and began riding in August 2013..why oh why didn't I start sooner?

    Rich
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    A few years back I cared for an uncle in his last...

    A few years back I cared for an uncle in his last years and was with him as he struggled to breathe his last few hours. Having started cycling 16 months ago and being 72 I've decided being found dead...
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    Good for you. The last few pairs of transitions...

    Good for you. The last few pairs of transitions I got I told the doctor where I wanted the reading area to go to. He doesn't get to decide unless you let him. Your money, your decision.

    Rich
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    5099 miles this year, 6954 total since I started...

    5099 miles this year, 6954 total since I started riding at age 71. Loving every mile.

    Rich
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    Sticky: It sounds more impressive than it is. about 85...

    It sounds more impressive than it is. about 85 minutes a day on the trainer watching television. I keep the speed up between 14.5-15 mph. I would NEVER do a 50 mile ride....ever. Thirty-two miles...
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    Reminds me of a time when I was a newbie carrier...

    Reminds me of a time when I was a newbie carrier pilot in a single seat attack squadron. We had returned to the USS Independence for the landing and there was a delay. I really had to pee. Around...
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    Sticky: I'm 72 and rode 5000 miles in 2014. In the winter...

    I'm 72 and rode 5000 miles in 2014. In the winter I put 20 miles on my trainer each ride.

    Rich
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    I've been riding 16 months now and got my start...

    I've been riding 16 months now and got my start seeking encouragement here. On my second bike, a Fuji and have had two fittings. The second was with a highly regarded pro rather than the duty store...
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    I carry a laminated card with important contact...

    I carry a laminated card with important contact information in the bag on my seat post.
    Rich
  13. I'm certainly no expert (otherwise why would I be...

    I'm certainly no expert (otherwise why would I be asking for advice here?) but I'm given to understand some of the more expensive ones have more durable lens material. For example Wiley (and...
  14. Appreciate the advice, thanks. Rich

    Appreciate the advice, thanks.

    Rich
  15. Thanks for the tip. I found one of the threads...

    Thanks for the tip. I found one of the threads and looked at Wiley's. I ordered a pair of Wiley X Valor Ops Sunglasses.

    Thanks, Rich
  16. Which model are you wearing? Rich

    Which model are you wearing?

    Rich
  17. After my post I did some googling and was shocked...

    After my post I did some googling and was shocked at the prices of the glasses sold by cycling specialty stores. From what I can glean I need wrap around ones which are UV protective and polarized. ...
  18. Sunglass question for post cataract surgery

    I finally had cataract surgery on my second eye and am looking forward to cycling without fit overs or clip on sunglasses over my glasses. For those of you who have ridden with cataract replacements...
  19. Fair enough, my apologies. For the record we've...

    Fair enough, my apologies. For the record we've supported religious charities financially and with service during all our 50 years of marriage.

    Rich
  20. Hard to believe the op wasn't trolling for a...

    Hard to believe the op wasn't trolling for a response with the request. "Looking for non-wool socks" would have gotten a lot of useful suggestions without the socio/activist digression. As an old...
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    Two 1 degree shims and one further degree insert...

    Two 1 degree shims and one further degree insert in the front of the right shoe along with a week stretch of
    Aleve did the trick. The tendonitis has toned down significantly after almost 1 month...
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    I have the Garmin soft strap. I needed to wash it at least every week or it would stop running because of the accumulation of sweat salts. I switched to the mio link wrist HRM. No more...
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    My medical background is arthroscopic surgeries...

    My medical background is arthroscopic surgeries on each knee between 2000-2001. My orthopedic surgeon whom I saw earlier this summer told me no strenuous knee exercises; no quad extensions, no...
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    I appreciate your participation. I read your...

    I appreciate your participation. I read your first reference and found the thread helpful. I hadn't mentioned it earlier but sitting on a recliner my right foot (leg?) rotates outward perhaps 15-20...
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    Isn't that like riding on a trainer with...

    Isn't that like riding on a trainer with relatively high cadence? I use arnica gel topically, not internally. Ibuprofen is much more toxic to the body as long as there are no cuts in the application...
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