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Old 08-30-23, 11:36 AM
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Consistent exercise results


Me it almost 84, one month to go.
For all you 50-year-old cyclists, this is what you can look like after 34 years of cycling and other exercise, and you turn 84 years old.
Those are cycling sandals, which I always use.
Keep up the good work!

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Old 08-30-23, 12:12 PM
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Way to go! You got ten on me, but I ain't quitting.
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Does that mean I'll be riding a yellow Lemond and wearing sandals 11 years from now?
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Originally Posted by John E
Does that mean I'll be riding a yellow Lemond and wearing sandals 11 years from now?
No you'll be riding an ebike! Barefoot!, 😆
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Impressive to be riding still, for sure! Gonna eat some flies....

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Congrats. I will add that not everyone is going to be that lean. As a former college football player I can tell you that my body type is different.
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Congrats. I will add that not everyone is going to be that lean. As a former college football player I can tell you that my body type is different.
Sarcopenia did a real number on me. I used to have muscles you can see! I lift weights and do resistance bands, etc., But still looks skinny.

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Sarcoidosis did a real number on me. I used to have muscles you can see! I lift weights and do resistance bands, etc., But still looks skinny.
Here I am in 1998:
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You're an inspiration to us youngsters.(I'm 73.)
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Originally Posted by John E
Does that mean I'll be riding a yellow Lemond and wearing sandals 11 years from now?
We should all be so lucky!
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Originally Posted by gobicycling
Here I am in 1998:
Wow. That's different.
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thank you for sharing & inspiring!
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Originally Posted by bruce19
Wow. That's different.
Your time will come,,😆
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Originally Posted by gobicycling
Your time will come,,😆
I was at 197 lb 25 years ago, 160 today! I have purposely lost the weight.

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Originally Posted by gobicycling
I was at 197 lb 25 years ago, 160 today! I have purposely lost the weight.
That may be true but I'm 77 now and I don't see any signs of it yet. On a good day I'm 5' 9" and 189 lbs.
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That may be true but I'm 77 now and I don't see any signs of it yet. On a good day I'm 5' 9" and 189 lbs.
Send me a picture in 7 years!
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My dad turns 79 this year, and he is certainly not out riding like that! Hope I am when the time comes.
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Nice bike, and cool sandals. Exercise is money in the bank.
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I love it.
BIG thumbs up!
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Light is good! Sarcoidosis? What were the symptoms? Our oldest RAMROD rider this year was 85, came in a lot earlier than I would have expected. He looked a lot like you. Most folks don't realize how fast the decrepitude tries to increase with age.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
Light is good! Sarcoidosis? What were the symptoms? Our oldest RAMROD rider this year was 85, came in a lot earlier than I would have expected. He looked a lot like you. Most folks don't realize how fast the decrepitude tries to increase with age.
Oops, I meant sarcopenia. I'll edit the original post. My bad!
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I would like to hear more about the cycling sandals.
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
I would like to hear more about the cycling sandals.
Cycling sandals are Shimano with cleats on the bottom. They have steel in the sole. You can use it just like regular bicycle shoes and with the proper socks they are quite warm in the winter. I have a very wide foot, which is one of the reasons I wear them as they fit me well. Nąshbar has them also.
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