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  1. The OP likes to brag a bit.

    The OP likes to brag a bit.
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    I have a low heart beat rate even when I don't...

    I have a low heart beat rate even when I don't ride.

    Age: 66

    Distance: Less than 20 miles per week the last couple of months.

    Waking this morning: 42

    Sitting at my desk working right now:...
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    Perceived effort doesn't change. If you push...

    Perceived effort doesn't change. If you push hard, you might be slower than before, but working just as much. So if you like to suffer with your cycling, don't worry, you can always suffer.

    Take...
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    Here's my 2 cents worth. Bike riding won't help...

    Here's my 2 cents worth. Bike riding won't help anyone lose weight. It'll make us hungry, just enough to make us want to replace the energy you expended riding your bike. Frankly, we could lose...
  5. If I'm able to return to Europe for another bike...

    If I'm able to return to Europe for another bike ride, that would be one place I'd definitely consider riding.
  6. Thanks for your kind words. The rim brakes...

    Thanks for your kind words.

    The rim brakes were fine. I happened to go first and I'm a fairly careful descender. I didn't really let it go until we reached the long straightway at the bottom of...
  7. " My wife past away 15 months ago. She was great...

    " My wife past away 15 months ago. She was great at encouraging me to ride."

    Damn, no one here can take the place of your wife, at least not when it comes to getting you off your butt.

    Here's...
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    My suggestions among so many good ones, for...

    My suggestions among so many good ones, for riding faster up the hills, based solely on my experiences over the years:

    1) Lose some weight. Specifically, five pounds or more. You have to lose an...
  9. I remember my wife coming home with her sister,...

    I remember my wife coming home with her sister, out from New Jersey, after going to a taping of a new TV show, Mork and Mindy, at Paramount Studios, which was close to our home. My wife told me that...
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    OP - If you're not sure if you can get back on...

    OP - If you're not sure if you can get back on your bike or not, there's one way to find out, isn't there? See what happens when you're physically able to ride.
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    I'd imagine those Alzheimer's are in locked units...

    I'd imagine those Alzheimer's are in locked units for their own protection, and the lack of exercise has to do with the lack of money they've got, or their family has, to hire someone to help them...
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    Above: There was time for a few more photos. And then, before the melting snow on...
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    Above: One of the early switchbacks, while we were still in the forest. Some...
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    Above:/B] We'd had a terrific, multi-course dinner the night before. This...
  15. Stelvio Pass, Where Winter Came to Visit in Summer

    Cross-posted in the road biking forum, with a few changes.

    Stelvio Pass! To many cyclists, it's the most beautiful road in the world. At over 9,000 feet above sea level, it's the second highest...
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    Above: There was time for a few more photos. And then, before the melting snow on the...
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    Above: One of the early switchbacks, while we were still in the forest. Some sections...
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    Above:/B] We'd had a terrific, multi-course dinner the night before. This...
  20. The Italian Job - Summer and Winter on Stelvio Pass

    Selvio Pass! For many cyclists, it's the most beautiful road in the world. At over 9,000 feet above sea level, it's the second highest paved road in Europe. And it's the road my brother and I pedaled...
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    "The bikes, they completely explode.

    By the way, read the article. It doesn't specifically say that Greve was talking about carbon bikes. It's implied, but not stated. For all I know, Greve was...
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    bikemig asked: "whether there might be issues...

    bikemig asked: "whether there might be issues with carbon fiber for recreational and non-professional uses"

    "Greve and Perovic agreed that for consumers who are not constantly banging their bikes...
  23. Denver, I can see why you wrote about your choice...

    Denver, I can see why you wrote about your choice of where to ride, due to financial considerations, given that this is a forum about cycling. Have you taken other measures to limit physical risk? Do...
  24. "Then Specialized (not people on the internet)...

    "Then Specialized (not people on the internet) came out with conflicting explanations, each statement given as a fact"


    You saw someone from Specialized make conflicting explanations? Where did...
  25. Your ride was awesome.

    Your ride was awesome.
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