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Old 09-25-15, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Badgerfog
I am on a Beta blocker and it has really messed up my hart rate, and I have to use the RPE method that gives me a idea of how hard I am working. My hart rate changes with my RPE as I ride, and is different for each ride.

I had a hart attack in April 2015 and my cardo doc says I need to be on the Beta blocker for one year, and after a year current research indicates that Beta blockers are no longer needed. I have a friend who was on Beta blockers for several years, and finally stopped and he lost weight and his performance on the bike improved (he and his wife completed Paris Brest Paris last month. I recommend that you revisit the Beta blocker with your doc.

I have not really done serious intervals; but you just convinced me that I need to start.

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I'm not a doctor but it's pretty easy to Google that apparently, "once you start taking a beta-blocker, be prepared to stay on it for the long term. Some people stop taking their blood pressure medicines when they think their blood pressure is under control, but doing this can put your health at risk."
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Every now and then I think about jumping in on a group buy of the 50+ jersey. And every time I decide it sounds a little.... how to put it?.... immature. Is there a 65+ jersey?
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Old 09-25-15, 02:23 PM
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Every now and then I think about jumping in on a group buy of the 50+ jersey. And every time I decide it sounds a little.... how to put it?.... immature. Is there a 65+ jersey?
I hear >65 and <70 shirts are moving quicker'n iPhone 6s
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Originally Posted by McBTC
I hear >65 and <70 shirts are moving quicker'n iPhone 6s
Are those jerseys new or used?
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Old 09-25-15, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by McBTC
I'm not a doctor but it's pretty easy to Google that apparently, "once you start taking a beta-blocker, be prepared to stay on it for the long term. Some people stop taking their blood pressure medicines when they think their blood pressure is under control, but doing this can put your health at risk."
I received this information from my cardiologist and my friend received the same information from his new cardiologist.
I recommended that the persons physician be contacted for further information.

This is apparently newer information based on, as I understand, research and past results.

My doc said that he wants me on the Beta blocker for one year.

If you look at the side effects of Beta blockers, it should scare you. I sure did me.

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I'll be 70 in a few months. Last year I sold my piano moving business to my employees, and walked away with not a single lasting injury, after 25 years of moving pianos without missing a day from injury. Not like I didn't limp through a few of those days, but I made every start and played every fourth quarter. I am 5'11" and #185 , which is a midget in the world of piano moving.

I am a lifelong cyclist. I wrote a book about mountain biking, and of course I am out there promoting my book among cyclists, most recently at Interbike.

I can't believe how many people ask me, "Do you still ride?" Even at Interbike, where EVERYONE is a cyclist.

Yesterday my old piano crew was a bit shorthanded, so I rode my bike to where they needed me, moved a few pianos and then rode home.

Do I still ride? Do I still breathe?
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Im 3 years younger. I played piano at a wedding lately; maaged to secure the sevices of an ex rugby playing big fella for shifting it. Not doing anymore of that stuff at my age.
It was a digital. . .
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Ok, I did it. Went to the bike shop today and bought the demo bike I rode a few weeks ago. I'll post more later.



Now I have 2 comfort/therapy bikes. The spine doc will be happy. I'm beyond happy.
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Kay, age 80 and Rudy Age 82 in northern Utah this summer riding our tandem for a delightful 3 month summer sojourn.
She has ridden over 240-thousand miles with me in tandems since 1975.
Growin' old is not for sissies!!
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I was gonna say sumpin'.....,but I forgot what it was.......
Oh yeah,....., nope that wasn't it,.....hmmm?.....gimme a minute,
....sounds like,.....golly, just wait...it'll come to me.

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So I was looking at the lastest thread from the the 50+ jersey buy.
Just wondering if they offered a 65+ jersey (in the same red design) would there be anyone interested???
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
So I was looking at the lastest thread from the the 50+ jersey buy.
Just wondering if they offered a 65+ jersey (in the same red design) would there be anyone interested???
I'd be interested in 65+ or 70+ if the jerseys came from someone other than ChampSys. Their fit system is for European cyclists (tall and thin) which I am not.
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Originally Posted by RonH
I'd be interested in 65+ or 70+ if the jerseys came from someone other than ChampSys. Their fit system is for European cyclists (tall and thin) which I am not.
With that new fancy fast bike - you need a new image. Go Euro!

I'm not ready for the 70+ for another 5 years.
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That should say 'bike shop'...not 'school'......😕
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Oh dear.......
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The question is like answered is...flat, easy roads are not available.....I can't do the hills....whatsolutions are on offer...NOT....counting giving bike to charity shop....
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Old 10-14-15, 02:48 PM
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Why can't you do hills? If they're a challenge then practice more or get lower gears.
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I've only ever bought one bike..its a road ..mountain bike 'styled' bike....and have never tried riding lightweight bikes...how can anyone do that?...they don't let you test drive...its got 18 gears....but is really hard to ride uphill...for me.....I *think* a very light bike with good gears might make local steep hills easier...but ..how can anyone find out?! Position for riding etc must make a difference too...I don't see how it's possible to discover what works...
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You can't test ride a bike before purchasing? Thats a new one to me.
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It has never occurred to me to ask to try a bike....I don't live anywhere near any serious bike sellers, and can't imagine the reality...the huge sports superstores have indoor test areas..a hundred metres or so of carpet...I thought...for bike tests...perhaps not..That wouldn't be useful. I don't think it will work...
..... Hello, can I take aa couple of super light bikes home...(40 miles away).. to test run on local hills...and bring them back in a week?
...Is that how it works?...
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You do test rides at the shop. Many shops will only let you ride a few blocks but most shops I've done business with let me do at least 5 miles. Before buying 2 of my previous bikes I did an 8 mile test ride. With the bike I bought a few weeks ago I did a 22 mile test ride.
It doesn't hurt to ask.
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Arhh, Deez new fangled bikes is all marketing. Anything with more than 15 speeds is a waste of metal.
You'll never get cross-chained on a 10 speed. My road bike is 30+ yrs. old with 40 year old wheels &
pedals. Of course I don't use down tube shifters,(rheumatiz), And cottered cranks suck, but a 10 speed
cassette, get real! Index shifting is for the mechanically inept. If you don't have a feel for it buy a scooter.
Dat blamed whippersnappers, Gadzooks!

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Arhh, Deez new fangled bikes is all marketing. Anything with more than 15 speeds is a waste of metal.
You'll never get cross-chained on a 10 speed. My road bike is 30+ yrs. old with 40 year old wheels &
pedals. Of course I don't use down tube shifters,(rheumatiz), And cottered cranks suck, but a 10 speed
cassette, get real! Index shifting is for the mechanically inept. If you don't have a feel for it buy a scooter.
Dat blamed whippersnappers, Gadzooks!

A 10 speed cassette is already way passť but not 10 speeds... my compact
Shimano 50/34T chainrings are paired with an 11 speed freewheel and cross-chain riding isn't recommended --so, even with a double shift overlapping at around mid-cog, we're only looking at about 12 speeds not 15 and more like 10 speeds total when you consider that 11T and 32T on the cassette aren't going to be used much.
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Yup, an 11T just doesn't make sense to me because I can maintain a higher cadence with less effort
on 15T when headed into a grade. Making bikes more complicated does not necessarily make them
better. My tour bike has a 50/34 with a 14/34 six, but I still prefer the 5 spd. Suntour Perfect, (custom),
alpine 15/34 on my roady. How many of those alloy or carbon wheels will still be on the road 40 years
from now? The vintage classics were built to last. It's how they got to be vintage.

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Originally Posted by McBTC

A 10 speed cassette is already way passť but not 10 speeds... my compact
Shimano 50/34T chainrings are paired with an 11 speed freewheel and cross-chain riding isn't recommended --so, even with a double shift overlapping at around mid-cog, we're only looking at about 12 speeds not 15 and more like 10 speeds total when you consider that 11T and 32T on the cassette aren't going to be used much.

A 10 speed cassette allows a cyclist to have a larger number of choices between the highest and lowest gear ratios. The greater number of incremental steps facilitates finding an optimal ratio for your cadence preferences. I too love classic vintage bikes & drivetrains but technology improvements continue to be made for good reasons and that also appeal to the buying public.

edit: If you disagree you should go to a gear ratio calculator (Sheldon's site has one) and plug in the numbers for a vintage 10 speed bike and a modern 22 speed bike and count the number of different ratios for each. The Truth will be self-evident. As to what will still be on the road in 40 years (question posed by rawly old) - the answer is easy - both, if well maintained. If you are still riding steel wheels, your stopping distance in wet conditions is hazardous to other cyclists around you.
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