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Special Thread For 50+yo Bicyclists

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Old 05-16-18, 06:19 PM
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1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Giant Roam 2 Disc for me, Cannondale Althea 3 for her.



2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?
No. But I'm on several meds.


3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?
I feel slower than I was but I'm now starting to feel better by riding.


4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?
Biked as a kid. Then nothing until just now.


5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides.
So far just 5, 8, and 10 milers. Plan on going up to 20 - 25.



6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?
Once a week or so. Don't know mileage yet. Estimate based on last month would be about 400 miles this season.



If you haven't already, perhaps you might indicate your age. It helps others to see that folks 50+ do great things.
54 for me, 52 for the missus.
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Old 05-21-18, 10:16 AM
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1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
NEO Ultimate CF road bike
6KU Track fixie

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

3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?
I have slowed down, mainly to smell the roses.

4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?
38 years, with good (thousands of miles) and bad (hundreds of miles) years.

5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides.
Recently short rides just to get back into it after a bad year last year.

6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?
Every day, sometimes twice a day. 20-30 minute rides on my fixie.

If you haven't already, perhaps you might indicate your age. It helps others to see that folks 50+ do great things.
61 years old.

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Old 06-07-18, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post

Please tell us your age.

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
I bought a Raleigh Talus 2.0 after I had my stents put in in 2012.
I picked up a Cannondale Raven V700 last weekend off craigslist.


2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?
Glucosamine and a multi-vitamin.. saw palmetto for prostate health.



3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?
Between 96 and 2011, quite a bit. Kids were into horses, (Clydesdales), so I was tasked with driving the truck & trailer to shows.. cleaning harnesses, tacking up.. other than that, I sat in a camp chair. After my stent, I was active for about 4 years, but then the kids moved out, and I slowed back down. Until Christmas of last year.. I saw my cardiologist and weight 295lbs, the heaviest I've ever been. I went keto, started working out once a week. I'm down 50lbs, and feel fantastic.


4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?
After I got my dirtbikes when I was a teenager, I rode pedal for a few years in the mid-1990's.. then nothing much until 2012, when I got back in.


5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides.
Mainly short rec rides.. 15, 20 miles.
I want to do the Century at Indianapolis next year for Tour deCure.
My daughter and son-in-law have done it a couple of times.




6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?
As weather allows. 48 hr workweeks, plus barn chores & repairs come first.
Around 1000 miles a year. Going to be a little low this year, winter hung on until the second week of May.




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56. I share a birthday with Bob Dylan, Mayor Jayne Byrne, and Germanicus, the Roman General.
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