Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Still slow, but healthier

Notices
Road Cycling “It 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.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Still slow, but healthier

Old 04-27-08, 09:41 AM
  #1  
Overacting because I can
Thread Starter
 
SpongeDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Mean Streets of Bethesda, MD
Posts: 4,552

Bikes: Merlin Agilis, Trek 1500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Still slow, but healthier

Over 4 yrs of cycling, my basic blood levels for cholesterol, triglycerides, etc have all dropped from about 10% over optimal to well within the optimal range. Resting HR has dropped from about 70 to 52. All this without taking drugs or jacking my diet around to the point where eating is miserable.

So for all you young, fast guys out there - take pity on us OCP Freds. We may not be fast, but at least we're outrunning (or outriding) the reaper.
__________________
“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." (Churchill)

"I am a courageous cyclist." (SpongeDad)
SpongeDad is offline  
Old 04-27-08, 09:51 AM
  #2  
Sua Ku
 
rollin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hot as hell, Singapore
Posts: 5,705

Bikes: Trek 5200, BMC SLC01, BMC SSX, Specialized FSR, Holdsworth Criterium

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
+1

By the way your post reminded me of this

https://youtube.com/watch?v=dWWnFqjyZuE
rollin is offline  
Old 04-27-08, 10:09 AM
  #3  
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Posts: 90,508

Bikes: 2017 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict SL, 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC MTB

Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1142 Post(s)
Liked 28 Times in 22 Posts
Originally Posted by SpongeDad

So for all you young, fast guys out there - take pity on us OCP Freds. We may not be fast, but at least we're outrunning (or outriding) the reaper.
So you're saying better Fred than Dead.

That does fly in the face of every Road Nazi fiber in my body, but I'd have to concur nonetheless. That doesn't mean I won't yell at you if we ride together however.
patentcad is offline  
Old 04-27-08, 10:12 AM
  #4  
Prefers Cicero
 
cooker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 12,869

Bikes: 1984 Trek 520; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others

Mentioned: 86 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3938 Post(s)
Liked 111 Times in 86 Posts
Originally Posted by patentcad
So you're saying better Fred than Dead.

lol
cooker is offline  
Old 04-27-08, 03:47 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
yogi13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 1,113

Bikes: '06 Specialized Allez Expert

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by SpongeDad
Over 4 yrs of cycling, my basic blood levels for cholesterol, triglycerides, etc have all dropped from about 10% over optimal to well within the optimal range. Resting HR has dropped from about 70 to 52. All this without taking drugs or jacking my diet around to the point where eating is miserable.

So for all you young, fast guys out there - take pity on us OCP Freds. We may not be fast, but at least we're outrunning (or outriding) the reaper.
Unless we get hit by a truck.
yogi13 is offline  
Old 04-27-08, 03:48 PM
  #6  
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Posts: 90,508

Bikes: 2017 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict SL, 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC MTB

Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1142 Post(s)
Liked 28 Times in 22 Posts
Originally Posted by yogi13
Unless we get hit by a truck.
Precisely. Don't kid yourself weenies. Any potential life extending benefit of cycling is offset by the greatly increased odds of premature death on the road by motor vehicle.

But we'll all die happy.
patentcad is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.