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Old 09-27-17, 10:07 AM   #1726
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I am 53.

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Giant Defy Disc 1

2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?
Nope, though I am taking vitamins right now. That is usually short lived though...

3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?
Started biking 1 year ago, still speeding up!

4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?
1 Year

5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides.
I ride from NE Portland to work in Tualatin and back. 20 miles each way with hills. I am fortunate to have showers at work. I try to bike on weekends. Longest ride is about 40 miles, going for 50 this weekend.

6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?
1-3 times a week to work when the weather is good. That is a long ride in rain, of which we have a LOT. I will endeavor to get some winter riding in... Running is my fall back activity. Been running for years but it has really taken a back set to biking which is more fun and definitely a better workout.
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Old 09-29-17, 03:48 PM   #1727
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Please tell us your age.
63

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Trek 5200
Bianchi Trofeo
Trek 8000 mountain bike
GT Sport CX - Cross bike/Gravel Bike
Salsa Marrakesh
Fischer Man Bike turned single speed


2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?
No

3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?
I'm sure I have, but I haven't noticed much. Recovery from harder rides is now a necessity.

4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?
All my life

5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides.
Yes

6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?
2800 -3000 miles. But I ride about 7 months of the year. It there is snow I XC ski.
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Old 11-18-17, 06:58 AM   #1728
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I won't be 50 until March, but I figure that I am close enough to post in this forum.

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

Novara Safari. A bit on the heavy side, but built like a tank.



2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

Yes. Regularly, I take Guinness Extra Stout with a supplemental Black Butte Porter as needed.



3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

Not much, really. I am only old on the outside.



4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

I have been biking for my entire life. A bit of touring and several years working as a messenger in the Bay Area (CA).



5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides.

Mainly commuting these days. I plan on taking a year off work to embark on a "vagabond" bike tour around the USA. I need to scratch one off "The List"




6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

Every day. Mileage varies too much to estimate.
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Old 12-30-17, 01:41 AM   #1729
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56 yrs
1. DeSalvo Team Issue, Soulcraft Royale, Intense Tracer 29, Specialized Stumpjumper Comp with Jones H-bars for gravel, Rans Rocket, and soon an Elephant Bikes NFE.
2. Vitamin D, Lisinopril, Simvastatin (doctor's orders)
3. I've slowed down a lot in the last 15 years.
4. Been biking on and off since I was 6.
5. I used to enjoy century rides, then commuting and fast recreational rides. But now I'm looking forward to half day and longer gravel rides, fitness rides of 15-20 miles, and anything else that sounds like a good ride.
6. I've been slacking due to life and school. Going to get back on track this year with 3 or 4 rides per week. Target mileage for 2018 is at least 2.5k.
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Old 01-07-18, 05:56 PM   #1730
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Please tell us your age. 60

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

Trek FX S 6

2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

Yes. Vitamins, protein shakes.

3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

Not much at all.

4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

All my life off and on.

5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides.

1-2 hours for fitness.
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