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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-23-23, 06:27 PM
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I made a batch of lip balm today. The only way to get it with no petroleum in it. 11 tubes ought to last me awhile. I even remembered to put peppermint oil in it. I couldn't come up with my stash of zinc oxide, so it's sunscreen free for this round.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
70 miles this morning and felt way better than I expected to. Iíve been stretching and doing push-ups every morning and I really think itís been helping.









At the very end of my ride I saw someone on the ground looking hurt but they had a big crowd surrounding them so I didnít stop.

It really sucks how fast you can get hurt riding a bike on pavement. I try not to think about it.
Pushups. What a great idea. I might be able to do one. Stretching I'm good at, though I'm not (yet) very flexible.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Two tankfulls to the session. I have a half hectare here.
How long is a tank full?
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I really really really want to hate New Balance, but the SuperComp trainer is mighty damn comfy on first pull-on. Tomorrow we will see how they are to run it.
Canít hate width sizing too much.
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Could also be Apostolic or Jack Mormon (proper Mormon wouldn't be drinking coffee)
I though Apostolic was the Armenians.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Imagine being imprisoned in that for several days.
Most of the time is spent out in the open, on top of it. Thatís easier on the tummy.
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Canít hate width sizing too much.
I can hate Boston that much. Also their running shoes legit sucked for a long time. My PT cousin worked with the UT (fake) XC team and her take was that they were horrid for feet.
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N+6**********? Iím tempted. Currently asking way over what BBB says it worth but if I can get it for the actual value I will be stoked.

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I peeled apples and my mother made apple pie today. I peeled them like a boss since I'm so buff due to my rigorous weight lifting routine. The pie was delicious and ice cream and coffee may have been involved. This was all done in an undisclosed location.
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N+6**********? Iím tempted. Currently asking way over what BBB says it worth but if I can get it for the actual value I will be stoked.

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Why?

Going all C&V like the old guys?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I peeled apples and my mother made apple pie today
I ate an apple in its healthful format.
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Saturday: first century in a long time.
Today: Weights.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Most of the time is spent out in the open, on top of it. That’s easier on the tummy.
If Vol paid attention to popular music of the 20th and 21st centuries, he'd know how it's done.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Why?

Going all C&V like the old guys?

Cant afford a new cycle cross bike, plus I donít want to spend the money on a cycle cross bike, would rather get the kanzo when I can.
Plus I could use this for gravel until then. I mean if I can get it for 300 why not.
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator
Saturday: first century in a long time.
Today: Weights.

I did 45 dead lifts today for the first time in a year. Supposed to do intervals tomorrow we shall see how that goes.


Wife has gotten into running. Super proud of her. She has never liked anything fitness related. She enjoyed cycling but not to the point of it becoming something. She told me today she wants to do a 5k race.
However, she doesnít have good shoes and her knees have already started to hurt. She broke down today because she couldnít run the last 2 days. Tomorrow I am taking her to a running specialty store and getting her fitted, also picking her up a new jogger stroller. Shhhhhh donít tell her.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Pushups. What a great idea. I might be able to do one. Stretching I'm good at, though I'm not (yet) very flexible.
Canít remember where I read it last year, but the article stated that the Ďaverageí middle aged male should be able to do 40 pushups. Worked my way up to 40 and have been maintaining for 6 months. Added that to planks, free weights and balance ball for core strength. No more sore shoulders or back.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Can’t remember where I read it last year, but the article stated that the ‘average’ middle aged male should be able to do 40 pushups. Worked my way up to 40 and have been maintaining for 6 months. Added that to planks, free weights and balance ball for core strength. No more sore shoulders or back.
I'm 55 and I'm good for about 100 pushups, could probably do more but get bored. I can't do chinups worth a damn, though. When I was in peak condition last year I could do 4, sometimes 5 on a good day. Hit the bar last week and now I'm back down to 3 max, gotta start working on those again.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I did 45 dead lifts today for the first time in a year. Supposed to do intervals tomorrow we shall see how that goes.


Wife has gotten into running. Super proud of her. She has never liked anything fitness related. She enjoyed cycling but not to the point of it becoming something. She told me today she wants to do a 5k race.
However, she doesn’t have good shoes and her knees have already started to hurt. She broke down today because she couldn’t run the last 2 days. Tomorrow I am taking her to a running specialty store and getting her fitted, also picking her up a new jogger stroller. Shhhhhh don’t tell her.
I'd imagine just starting out running 2 days between runs would be a good idea, maybe 3. Do some walks on off days.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'd imagine just starting out running 2 days between runs would be a good idea, maybe 3. Do some walks on off days.

Apparently her obsession with running is about the same as mine with cycling. Work is my off days, rain is hersÖ

I told her to take it easy she just rolled her eyes.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Apparently her obsession with running is about the same as mine with cycling. Work is my off days, rain is hersÖ

I told her to take it easy she just rolled her eyes.
When I prepped for my 5k a few months ago I only did 1 mile runs about once a week, then hiked up desert mountains 2 or 3 times a week.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
When I prepped for my 5k a few months ago I only did 1 mile runs about once a week, then hiked up desert mountains 2 or 3 times a week.

Yes, but you are already in better shape than she is, sheís only been active about 2 months. She started with walking the first month, then tried running. She surprised herself, and me. She even bought a fitbit to keep track. If she does a 5k I might do it with her, but iím not running before then. If I canít finish thatís okay with me.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I did 45 dead lifts today for the first time in a year. Supposed to do intervals tomorrow we shall see how that goes.


Wife has gotten into running. Super proud of her. She has never liked anything fitness related. She enjoyed cycling but not to the point of it becoming something. She told me today she wants to do a 5k race.
However, she doesnít have good shoes and her knees have already started to hurt. She broke down today because she couldnít run the last 2 days. Tomorrow I am taking her to a running specialty store and getting her fitted, also picking her up a new jogger stroller. Shhhhhh donít tell her.
The proper shoes make things so much easier.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Yes, but you are already in better shape than she is, sheís only been active about 2 months. She started with walking the first month, then tried running. She surprised herself, and me. She even bought a fitbit to keep track. If she does a 5k I might do it with her, but iím not running before then. If I canít finish thatís okay with me.
Get her rollerblades so she can workout with you (see above). The chiccas at the park were in very good shape.
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N+6**********? Iím tempted. Currently asking way over what BBB says it worth but if I can get it for the actual value I will be stoked.

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Originally Posted by rsbob
Canít remember where I read it last year, but the article stated that the Ďaverageí middle aged male should be able to do 40 pushups. Worked my way up to 40 and have been maintaining for 6 months. Added that to planks, free weights and balance ball for core strength. No more sore shoulders or back.
There is no way in hell that an average man can do 40 push ups. "Should be able to" is pretty optimistic.

When I was weight training and wrestling I could not do 40, don't think I could ever do 20. Something about my back, maybe. Now, with 2 back injuries and shoulder surgery, forget it.
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