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Old 04-27-09, 08:16 AM
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Humans are evolved to run. Cycling is a happy accident. Sure, cycling can put a big grin on your face. What you feel when you're running - especially hard, long distance running, once you've re-acquired you natural abilities for it - is a feeling from another level.

Don't be a hater.
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Old 04-27-09, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by scooterbeans View Post
Humans are evolved to run. Cycling is a happy accident. Sure, cycling can put a big grin on your face. What you feel when you're running - especially hard, long distance running, once you've re-acquired you natural abilities for it - is a feeling from another level.

Don't be a hater.
Very true. It's something that doesn't transfer to cycling.
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Old 04-27-09, 11:28 AM
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All this just goes to prove how the most minor of incidents can escalate.

In general, I've found the really tough men and women tend toward calmness. It's the easily threatened wimps who quickly lose it.
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Old 05-03-09, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by dougmc View Post
At some level, a `Lance wannabee' is just some guy on a bike.
You could have retorted and called him a (look up some famous runners) `Jeff Galloway wannabee' ...
If he had been totally heartless, he might have said 'I bet you will go the way of Jim Fixxhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Fixx(wrote the quintessential book on running but, died at 52yrs.-old of a massive heart attack).
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Old 05-03-09, 05:52 PM
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It's tempting to call joggers "Bill Rogers wannabees", but that would just be a waste of energy. Just let it go and keep riding.

I must say, this is unique. I've never, not in 30-plus years of riding, encountered a jogger who was cheesed off in such a fashion.
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Old 05-04-09, 09:13 AM
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If he had been totally heartless, he might have said 'I bet you will go the way of Jim Fixxhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Fixx(wrote the quintessential book on running but, died at 52yrs.-old of a massive heart attack).

Fixx's death proved exercise is bad for you.
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Old 05-05-09, 06:40 AM
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Fixx's death proved exercise is bad for you.
You can short circuit good genetics with poor life style, but there's very little you can do to improve bad genetics. One of life's little ironies.

Fixx died at the age of 52 of a massive heart attack, after his daily run, on Route 15 in Hardwick, Vermont. The autopsy revealed that atherosclerosis had blocked one coronary artery 95%, a second 85%, and a third 50%. Some who opposed his beliefs said this was proof running was harmful.[2] However, Fixx came from a family where the men had poor health histories. His father suffered a heart attack at the age of 35 and died of one at 42. Given Fixx's unhealthy lifestyle until he took up running, many argued that running added many years to his life.[citation needed]
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My experience with joggers has been positive, for the most part. They give a smile and sometimes a nod or wave.

Question: would Fixx's problems had been caught with regular physical examinations?
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