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Old 07-18-17, 12:03 PM   #1
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Every day on my bicycle is unique and usually good. Seeking fitness over 50 years old is about consistency and routine. You just got to get up and do it. This was a 21.48 miles ride. My wife did the first 15 with me then peeled off to return to the house while I rode out the Canyon Rd loop. Got 'er done!

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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Fitness over 50 is as enjoyable as it is healthy. This 22.55 miles ride was a trail ride with my son. Part of it turned out to be more of a trail than we expected. What a great day!

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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Fitness Over 50 | 12.04 miles | Met a Cyclist with a Prosthetic Leg


My wife and took a 12.04 mile ride today. We met a cyclist with a prosthetic leg above the knee today. I give my compliments to a man willing to take responsibility for his health regardless of a limitation. Fitness over 50 does not accept excuses. We either work at health or surrender to poor health.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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I made this 22.89 miles ride all by my self. (Notice that it is 22.89 and not 21.89.) It was almost exactly the same ride as yesterday except I added the 38th St loop to the Canyon Rd loop. The interesting thing to me is that I made the ride about 1 mph faster than yesterday when I wife was with me. Of course, I would prefer having my wife with me. :-)
Fitness over 50 is going well for me. I am fasting today. I started the fast last night at about 8 pm and will finish it around 11 am tomorrow. Feeling very good.
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It's July and I guess I have become a bit spoiled by the nice dry whether. Today's 15.63 miles ride began with rain, then wind. I might have gone a bit farther in my quest for fitness over 50 but the rain and wind cut me short. Met some groups out running in support of cancer treatment today.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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Fitness over 50 can't stop just because I am out of town. I rode three days out of five while at teen camp at Pinelow Bible Camp in Deer Lake, WA. It was a total of 68.5 miles. Some of them were brutal as the hills I climbed were long and very steep.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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preparing for Vacation Bible School at our church beginning tonight and I have lots to do.
Beautiful ride today.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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Today's 21.84 miles ride was pleasant, sunny and uneventful. I did have a great view of Mt. Rainier. Fitness over 50 is a gradual process that happens from consistency. It's not a quick fix, but a lifestyle choice.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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-Frequent resistance training and
-Ketogenic/Intermittent Fast eating
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Today's 20.58 miles ride began in the earlier morning. By the time I finished it's getting hot outside.

Fitness over 50 feels pretty good today.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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Old 08-03-17, 11:19 AM   #12
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5040 mile review on Sirrus/Cost per mile

2016 Specialized Sirrus Sport 5040 Mile Review
Purchased May 10, 2016
$812 with tax

Added Gatorskin tires July 7, 2016
$80

July 11, 2016 - first tune up (938 miles on the bicycle)
New chain and Cassette
$100

August 9, 2016
Replaced one Gatorskin
$40

September 8, 2016
Upgrade derailleur to Deore RD -M592
$36

November 16, 2016
Replaced Gatorskin
$40

February 2, 2017
Tune up 3040 miles on the bicycle
New chain and cassette
$100

February 25, 2017
New RaceFace Aeffect crank and brake pads
$325

March 10, 2017
Hubs overhauled
$65

March 28, 2017
Broken spoke
$37
$1,475 on bicycle $120 on tires

This does not include inner tubes and accessories

That works out to be approx $.52 per mile.


May 10, 2017
Seat, Grips after crash
$65

July 11, 2017 4800 miles (the rear rim had almost disintegrated in four places.
Rim, DT Swiss TK 540 Disk
Hub DT Swiss Classic 350 100 mm DBIS (rear) 350 135/142 mm DBIS
Spokes DT champion 2.0
$600


August 2, 2017
chain, cassette, sprockets for derailleur, seat ($39.95)
Tools to install those $225

Total so far for all materials on bicycle $2425
5040 miles $.48 per mile.
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I now have both of my new wheels mounted on my 2016 Specialized Sirrus Sport Disk. I am not an experienced enough rider to discern a lot of difference but, just for curiosity I rode exactly the same route as yesterday to see, am I faster on new wheels? I was able to ride the route about .5 mph faster than yesterday.
Fitness over 50 continues.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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The weather service is advising people to stay indoors as much as possible. Due to fires in British Columbia, the air quality is twice as bad as Bejing, China. I went on a slightly shorter slower ride today. I had no problems breathing. My ride was 15.6 miles. Fitness over 50 continues.
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This is the first organized bicycle ride I have done. It was a casual fun ride that I could do with my wife. The Tour De Lavender, in Sequim, WA is composed of three rides. The first, a 36 miles ride around the lavender farms of the area. The second, a metric century and the final, a race up Hurricane Ridge. Not for the faint of heart.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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Have enjoyed your postings so far, in particular, I like how you are tracking expenses on the bike. I am sure witht he maintenance you put into the bike , it must run good as new. On the group ride...were there people of different skill levels?, or was it hard to keep up? Thx
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Have enjoyed your postings so far, in particular, I like how you are tracking expenses on the bike. I am sure witht he maintenance you put into the bike , it must run good as new. On the group ride...were there people of different skill levels?, or was it hard to keep up? Thx
My wife and I were pretty much by ourselves as we rode. The group we started off with were much slower than us but, we kept getting passed by those who were faster.

There was a metric century ride going on at the same time. Those were the guys who were much better. Our courses overlapped from time to time so we would definitely passed by them.

There was every sort of bicycle imaginable out there too. One tandem was ridden by and man and a lady. The lady was a double amputee with prosthetic legs. Amazing!
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Anita and I rode the first 15 miles together before she peeled of to go home. I made a dash to Canyon Rd and back to complete 19.68 miles total for my fitness over 50 ride. The British Columbia fires' smoke seems better today.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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After my wife peeled off I stayed on 176th and rode from 22nd to Canyon and back. It was 4 miles as fast as I could ride. The route includes climbing a pretty significant hill (Strava says it's about 13%). I it took about 16 minutes, including a stop for a traffic signal and I got my heart up to about 162 bpm.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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As I looked back on the maintenance you have performed on your bike, I am curious....Did you install the derailleur yourself?, if so was that difficult?.Or , was all the work performed by bike techs?
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All of the work, except changing innertubes and tires, has been performed by a LBS. I just bought the tools to ATTEMPT to change my chain and cassette.

So far I haven't worked up the courage to do it yet. :-)
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My wife and I took out Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak out for a half hour on Spanaway Lake. The weather has been very hot so it felt great to be on the water. We haven't been able to take the kayak out very much. Last Summer my wife was in an arm cast. This summer has just been crazy busy.
It was lots of fun. The kayak is perfect for us.
I had my gopro mounted to the bicycle helmet so the filming is very distracting in the fast motion version.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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I have downloaded these books/booklets online.

Hopefully they will be helpful in my quest to learn how to maintain my own bikes. :-)

BarnettBicycle Repairmanual.pdf
Bicycle Repair & Maintenance.pdf
Bicycle-maintenance-made-ridiculously-easy.pdf
BicyclingIllustratedBicycleMaintenance2005.pdf
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My wife and I planned our 15.57 miles ride to be out during the solar eclipse today. I think our area was supposed to have about a 96% eclipse. I could tell it got cooler outside and that it was slightly darker with a yellow tint for only a minute or two. Quite amazing really.

I give my YouTube vlogs the main title of "Fitness Over 50." It is my goal to build a community of like minded riders whose purpose is to get and stay active and fit into their senior years. At 59, I see myself as just entering those years. I am not as fit as I would like to be, but neither am I trying to become a superstar athlete. I am becoming more fit all the time with:
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-Frequent resistance training and
-Ketogenic/Intermittent Fast eating
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