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Old 08-06-19, 05:01 AM
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A couple of years ago a newspaper, I think it was the NYTimes, had an article on centenarians in which they asked a group of 100 year olds how they managed to stay alive for a hundred years. The answer I remember was one guy who said "Because I didn't die.".
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Old 08-13-19, 12:51 PM
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When I was offered early retirement, I ran all my finances all the way to 100 y.o. Not that I would be expecting to live that long but I wanted to be sure I wouldn't run out of money in my 80s or 90s.


My father had smoked all throughout my childhood and only quit when I left home. He would have been about 53 when he quit. He lived to 85. I believe, at 58 now, I'm way more active than my father was at this age. But in his later years when he gave up driving, he still went out everyday by bus and he was a fairly fast walker.
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Old 08-13-19, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
So I'm going to enjoy my homemade bread with white flour.

It's not your overall picture I'm disagreeing with. It's your specific's of white sugar and white flour. ..
My wife and I eliminated sugar and enriched flour products about 12 years ago now. We only mill our own grains and bake everything fresh: bread, muffins, pancakes, tortillas, garlic bread(s), braided breads, etc.

There is an enormous nutritional difference between freshly milled grain and what passes for "flour" in the modern world.

As for sugar, it has become almost unavoidable. No pre-made sauces, no salad dressings, no crackers, no ketchup...you get the picture. It was a drastic step, but we're glad that we made the change.
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Old 08-13-19, 01:28 PM
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I'm hoping all the time on the bike will eventually pay dividends for a long healthy life.




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Old 08-13-19, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
My wife and I eliminated sugar and enriched flour products about 12 years ago now. We only mill our own grains and bake everything fresh: bread, muffins, pancakes, tortillas, garlic bread(s), braided breads, etc.

There is an enormous nutritional difference between freshly milled grain and what passes for "flour" in the modern world.

As for sugar, it has become almost unavoidable. No pre-made sauces, no salad dressings, no crackers, no ketchup...you get the picture. It was a drastic step, but we're glad that we made the change.
Some years ago when still living in my home town in a rural area of upstate N.Y., I was buying stone ground whole wheat flower from a nearby mill that also grew the wheat. I baked two loaves at a time. The delicious aroma from the oven compelled me to immediately eat the first loaf. I can see why Europeans are such compulsive foodies and insist on the freshest ingredients.
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Old 08-16-19, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
my 92 yr old Dad recently told me he has no money to leave me, only longevity
My father was a pilot and was retired at age 60. He lived to 85. He once told me "If I knew I was going to outlive my money, I would have found another job"
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Old 08-16-19, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I'm hoping all the time on the bike will eventually pay dividends for a long healthy life.




Nice sentiment and graphic arrangement of the smilies.
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Old 08-16-19, 09:43 AM
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not sure about you guys and gals, but a lot of the elderly people I see don't seem all that happy

they are alive but cannot really get out and do anything

as I'm aging (57 now) the paradox that I've been thinking about lately is by riding a lot (I do), it is prolonging my life beyond what it would be

maybe I'm in the minority but getting really old doesn't seem all that attractive to me

cheers!
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Old 08-16-19, 11:08 AM
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When it comes to aging, there are really only two options: get older or die.

End of life is typically 'hard', weather it's at 65 years old with lung cancer or 101 year old with heart failure.

My grandmother at 101 years old is enjoying life. She not enjoying life like I do at 50, but that makes sense. And I don't enjoy my life the way my 27 year old daughter does ...

I just finished The DAMn - one of the riders that left Gary, SD at midnight was John. John is nearly 80 years old and only missed out finishing this 240-mile one-day race because of a missed turned in the middle of the night and lost an hour to the mistake - this extra time lead to him missing the time cut off at check point 3 (mile 187). I feel pretty good about the opportunity to have another 30 years of ultra-endurance adventure rides.

If interested, you'll see John in this promo clip - there's a documentary coming out in the next month or two that will be at some film festivals
(that sunrise clip with the wheel in the frame - that was the Toad's GoPro )

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Old 08-16-19, 05:00 PM
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My motto; do as much as you can as long as you can.
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Old 08-16-19, 05:16 PM
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Today I went on a short ride around town and to the beach area of Colt State Park for girl watching and book reading. You know, something for the mind and bod. During the loop through town I noticed a very heavy set man mounting his step through bike. He was so heavy he was unable to lift his leg to actually step through and had to lift his shorts with one hand for extra leverage. My first reaction was wonderment at how a person could let that happen to themselves. My next reaction a moment later was admiration that he faced up to his situation and had deceided to change it.

I know how difficult it was for me to quite smoking after many years so anyone who tries to change their life for the better should be applauded.
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Old 08-17-19, 07:19 AM
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My plan is simple. Work until I'm dead or disabled.

I'm 54 years old now, I would like to go to at least 62 years old still repairing machines. That would be 40 years straight in my industry.

Then I'll have to look for another line of work. Something easier on the knees and back.

My mom retired in her upper 60s and promptly went into another line of work. She is set to retire for good at the end of this year at age 78.

My dad retired in his upper 60s and made it to 82.
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Old 08-19-19, 02:06 PM
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That this topic is still alive is testament to media power. Lots of money and talent has been used to convince us that a long life is a worthy goal. At the same time the governments and insurance companies put age restrictions on treatments and drugs.

Ride the bike/trike. Walk and run. Lift weights. Have an excellent diet. Do all those things so you can enjoy today. Don't ignore the future. You may be part of it.

But, for most of us old age is, or will be, a drag.The machine in which we live requires much more maintenance and is more vulnerable to all kinds of disease and accident.

A common complaint of really old people is they have outlived most, if not all, of the friends they raised families with and with whom they shared life's important events.

Nope, living to 100 is not a worthy goal. Doing what is necessary to live a vital life now is. Plus, it may give you the energy and strength to do more than endure old age.
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Old 08-23-19, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
When it comes to aging, there are really only two options: get older or die.

End of life is typically 'hard', weather it's at 65 years old with lung cancer or 101 year old with heart failure.

My grandmother at 101 years old is enjoying life. She not enjoying life like I do at 50, but that makes sense. And I don't enjoy my life the way my 27 year old daughter does ...

I just finished The DAMn - one of the riders that left Gary, SD at midnight was John. John is nearly 80 years old and only missed out finishing this 240-mile one-day race because of a missed turned in the middle of the night and lost an hour to the mistake - this extra time lead to him missing the time cut off at check point 3 (mile 187). I feel pretty good about the opportunity to have another 30 years of ultra-endurance adventure rides.

If interested, you'll see John in this promo clip - there's a documentary coming out in the next month or two that will be at some film festivals
(that sunrise clip with the wheel in the frame - that was the Toad's GoPro )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yflf6bH8Z9o
I'm in a better mood after reading this, thanks!
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Old 08-23-19, 08:53 AM
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I agree, unfortunately I don't always practice that?
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Old 08-24-19, 09:41 AM
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Having the goal to try and live to 100 or more is misguided, IMO But trying to live as healthy as possible is a great goal...
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Old 08-24-19, 10:15 AM
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Having the goal to try and live to 100 or more is misguided, IMO But trying to live as healthy as possible is a great goal...
Iíve been blessed with good health, still enjoying riding my bike, surfing (when itís good) and golfing. Im not a health nut, like an occasional craft beer, live music and try to moderate my life the best I can. I have a great wife (40 yrs), kids (married) and a beautiful grand-baby! Im very content, whether itís 65 or 100, only time will tell.
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Old 08-24-19, 12:08 PM
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Iíve been blessed with good health, still enjoying riding my bike, surfing (when itís good) and golfing. Im not a health nut, like an occasional craft beer, live music and try to moderate my life the best I can. I have a great wife (40 yrs), kids (married) and a beautiful grand-baby! Im very content, whether itís 65 or 100, only time will tell.
Well, guess no blessings here with joints failing, already a new shoulder and putting off the 2 knees and wrist, some leaky heart valves, some cancer. Only 6 weeks ago I rode 141 miles for my 69th birthday then 101 mile memorial ride for a friend who was killed by a semi and now today's short 70 miles has me feeling like run over doggie doo doo. Just had a biking friend who is a total health nut diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and he's younger and stronger than me.

IMO, some are lucky throughout life and some aren't.
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Old 08-24-19, 02:17 PM
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Well, guess no blessings here with joints failing, already a new shoulder and putting off the 2 knees and wrist, some leaky heart valves, some cancer. Only 6 weeks ago I rode 141 miles for my 69th birthday then 101 mile memorial ride for a friend who was killed by a semi and now today's short 70 miles has me feeling like run over doggie doo doo. Just had a biking friend who is a total health nut diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and he's younger and stronger than me.

IMO, some are lucky throughout life and some aren't.
Well my friend, sorry to here about the bad hand you were dealt. Life is definitely not fair but, a blessing! Hang in there!
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Old 08-24-19, 02:32 PM
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Let's ligthen it up a little

Here's to all the hard riding, hard working and those fighting the good fight! This carb is on me...........


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Old 08-25-19, 08:05 PM
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My wifeís grandfather lived to 91. Had a grip like a vise and drove a Caddy til the end. Used to eat Twinkie everyday; )
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Just watch out for swimming - especially in cold water

Often hear of oldies dying from a swim - Franco Columbu suffered a heart attack (myocardial infarction) whilst swimming off the coast of San Teodoro, Sardinia, Italy and subsequently drowned on August 30, 2019. He was 78 years old.


One of Italyís most decorated cyclists, Felice Gimondi, has died, aged 76. Gimondi passed away on Friday after suffering a heart attack while swimming on holiday in Giardini Naxos on the coast of the island of Sicily. Despite receiving medical attention, he was unable to be revived.

The immediate shock of the cold causes involuntary inhalation, which if underwater can result in drowning. The cold water can also cause heart attack due to vasoconstriction; the heart has to work harder to pump the same volume of blood throughout the body.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Well you missed my point. The point of yours that I was contesting was your only diet guideline....avoid white sugar and white flour.



I just don't see how avoiding white sugar is going to be a magic bullet to put you well on your way to health if you substitute any other sugar in it's place.
He actually explained it to you. Sugar in whole fruits and vegetables are much better for you because the fiber in whole foods regulates the absorption of sugar, which determines whether the sugar is used as energy or converted into fat. Seems like bit of a stretch to pretend he is telling you there are no other guidelines in a good diet.
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