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Old 05-20-08, 03:31 PM   #1
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ED & vascular health

A recent news article says they have found that ED is a good predictor of heart health in men. That is, if you have ED, you are more likely to have heart failure.

I know there has been a bit of a debate if cycling is good for your love life. The good: it keeps your vascular system in shape. The bad: you spend a lot of time putting pressure on a very important blood vessel.

Now it sounds like the good outweighs the bad. ED is a symtom of a compromized vascular system. The ED treatments just mask this problem.
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Old 05-20-08, 04:30 PM   #2
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Mythbuster: If I had to come up with an image that represents my post-tandem rally disposition it would be this one...
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Old 05-20-08, 05:43 PM   #3
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Oh. I thought it was about EDucation...

*backing out of thread*
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Old 05-20-08, 09:41 PM   #4
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Mythbuster: If I had to come up with an image that represents my post-tandem rally disposition it would be this one...
That is so true... the harder the ride the better the "disposition"
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Old 05-21-08, 12:31 AM   #5
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There's a whole chapter on this in the book Bike for Life

The evidence is there, but as always, there are some contradictions. I purchased a Specialized alias after reading the reviews and have been happy. Supposedly it's one of the best in terms of "flow."
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Old 05-22-08, 12:09 AM   #6
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Currently riding SMP saddles on my single and tandem, however...

ED can be caused by excessive smoking, diabetes, and a number of other causes that go along with a compromised cardio vascular system. If you were to do a study on whether there was a connection between ED and heart disease, I'm sure you could end up with more couch potato smokers than high mileage cyclists.

I'm still sticking with my SMP saddles.
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Old 05-22-08, 11:43 AM   #7
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Oh. I thought it was about EDucation...

*backing out of thread*

I don't know if everybody else noticed this, but the ad on this post was from monster.com. It read simply "click here to be more"

HOW DID THEY KNOW!!!!!!1!
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Old 05-22-08, 04:37 PM   #8
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While some folks *may* have issues riding a bicycle saddle, the majority do not.
As for ED . . . got in over a quarter million miles cycling and at age 75, ED has not yet surfaced.
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Who is this Ed guy that is reputed to be causing so much trouble and heartache. I get a lot of emails telling me about how to make Mr. Johnson bigger - does Ed have something to do with that, too?
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'Ed Johnson' is a famous huckster telling you that bigger is better . . .
So far, am happy with status quo!
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