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09-22-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By gobicycling

Thanks Andrew retro and cpach. I appreciate the...

Thanks Andrew retro and cpach. I appreciate the great suggestions from all of you. Retro, we go way back but you may not know that.
09-22-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By gobicycling

Shifting tension too tight on trigger shifts

Question? My wife is 82 years old . The spring tension on the left trigger shift on my wife's bicycle is too high when shifting from 1 to 2 or 2 to 3. Her thumb has extreme pain in it from the...
05-23-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,765
Posted By gobicycling

We do 8 minutes in the microwave at a power of 8...

We do 8 minutes in the microwave at a power of 8 - works for my wife and me with two bowls. Add nuts, raisins, fruit. She adds yogurt after it is cooked. 1/2 cup of oatmeal with 1 cup of water each...
05-22-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,765
Posted By gobicycling

Oatmeal has a low glycemic index, keeping one...

Oatmeal has a low glycemic index, keeping one fueled for a long time. I can not tolerate big breakfasts - sausage, pancakes, etc., as others can. Oatmeal for me!! :) (NOT the instant variety, though)...
05-20-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,681
Posted By gobicycling

You are very welcome!

You are very welcome!
05-20-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,681
Posted By gobicycling

Don't say "only" - I read that all the time for...

Don't say "only" - I read that all the time for "shorter" rides on bike forums. Don't ever apologize for getting out and exercising. 8.5 miles is a nice accomplishment. You tell the average Joe or...
05-18-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By gobicycling

Well, Cankle Cat - it seems fortuitous you had...

Well, Cankle Cat - it seems fortuitous you had the shoulder injury - catching the cancer! Good luck on your therapy.
05-18-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,397
Posted By gobicycling

I never claimed they are bad for everyone - but I...

I never claimed they are bad for everyone - but I suspect they may be bad for a lot more folks who have digestive problems than is realized.

The lucrative Carrageenan industry spent a lot of dough...
05-17-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,397
Posted By gobicycling

Tell that to my intestines. And don't be very...

Tell that to my intestines. And don't be very close to me once I have ingested Carrageenan, (hopefully close to a toilet).
...
05-17-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,397
Posted By gobicycling

Why must there be more to the story? I simply...

Why must there be more to the story? I simply stated factually about ME, not about YOUR coffee use. I don't drink coffee for obvious and stated reasons, no matter what other benefits it may or may...
05-17-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,397
Posted By gobicycling

For me, any stimulant such as ephedrine, coffee,...

For me, any stimulant such as ephedrine, coffee, chocolate with caffeine, etc., causes my prostate to clamp up and I end up peeing blood. So, I won't be using them to increase my performance :)
05-15-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,176
Posted By gobicycling

No need to unclip your right foot if your left...

No need to unclip your right foot if your left foot is unclipped when you stop. Just rest on your left foot and you are ready to take off without having to reclip your right foot. I never unclip...
05-12-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 331,330
Posted By gobicycling

Interesting!! For 15 years this thread has stayed...

Interesting!! For 15 years this thread has stayed around, with folks continuing to post, yet there is no real useful purpose, except perhaps historical. Does anyone read it regularly or even...
05-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,176
Posted By gobicycling

Like driving, I always unclip one foot...

Like driving, I always unclip one foot defensively. If I see a situation ahead with Danger written all over it I unclip ahead of time as I do with red lights and stop signs and with little kids...
05-12-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,647
Posted By gobicycling

Bibs might be the answer, period. Many wear bibs...

Bibs might be the answer, period. Many wear bibs as a first choice, not as a second choice to shorts.
05-12-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,397
Posted By gobicycling

Thanks, Machka, for expanding "wellness." I once...

Thanks, Machka, for expanding "wellness." I once had a business where we worked with corporations with an emphasis on employee financial, physical and emotional wellness.

Your diagram (and others)...
05-11-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By gobicycling

Treatment of Post Herpetic Neuralgia by Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

As mentioned in the Shingles thread, my wife has had extremely painful Post-Herpetic-Neuralgia for 13 years, following a bout of Shingles. I am sharing this info with the hope that anyone else...
05-10-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,397
Posted By gobicycling

Doing full upper body TRX, planks (2-3 minutes),...

Doing full upper body TRX, planks (2-3 minutes), reverse planks, other core exercises, and stretching this am.
05-09-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,397
Posted By gobicycling

You are amazing! That's all I can say - AMAZING!

You are amazing! That's all I can say - AMAZING!
05-09-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,397
Posted By gobicycling

It is as one gets into their 80's or near 80's...

It is as one gets into their 80's or near 80's that those who have exercised as Berner (above) has in their younger (pre 80) years really have an advantage in quality of life over those who have not....
05-09-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,397
Posted By gobicycling

Managing your wellness as you age?

A natural by-product of aging is a progressive weakening of muscular strength as one ages - starting about age 35 - called Sarcopenia. This can be markedly reduced/slowed.

In my case, approaching...
05-08-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,858
Posted By gobicycling

Closing in on the big 80 (6 months to go). Want...

Closing in on the big 80 (6 months to go). Want to share anecdotes? :)
05-08-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,647
Posted By gobicycling

You are an excellent candidate for bibs. Shorts...

You are an excellent candidate for bibs. Shorts fit best those with flat bellies.
05-07-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,425
Posted By gobicycling

Hey, I organized that ride!!! That's me in the...

Hey, I organized that ride!!! That's me in the blue shirt rear right, and my wife next to me.
11-05-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By gobicycling

Vote!!

VOTE!!!

For those in the US of A, tomorrow (Nov 6th) is voting day. Millions have lost their lives and limbs protecting your right to vote. Honor these fallen heroes and celebrate your freedom by...
10-01-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By gobicycling

Research studies show that properly aimed...

Research studies show that properly aimed flatulence can increase one's average speed 1.5 miles per hour. Don't knock it. Eat beans!!
08-26-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,796
Posted By gobicycling

I am still pedaling along at almost 79 (swim,...

I am still pedaling along at almost 79 (swim, walk, resistance training, etc.), and administer my own active and inspiring FB Group of 65 - 100+ with our oldest participant at 87yo. My wife and I...
08-26-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By gobicycling

I have just been through about 2 years of...

I have just been through about 2 years of horrible pulmonary diagnoses - supposed to die in just a few years, etc. Really bothered me. Then, I figured, what the Heck - nothing has changed about me...
08-26-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,796
Posted By gobicycling

Sorry about that crash and wish you a speedy...

Sorry about that crash and wish you a speedy recovery - still remembering you fondly at Glenwood Springs, many years ago!
08-16-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,097
Posted By gobicycling

+1 One medical office calls me by Dr. - (not...

+1
One medical office calls me by Dr. - (not medical) and I appreciate that - I worked hard to get that degree. I shiver whenever the MD world calls you by your first name as if one were a child. ...
08-14-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,097
Posted By gobicycling

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1125x599/elderly_3fea58f3d3c5a09687c0efc33da2b43f089f3c66.jpg
Elderly is 10 years older than one's age.

None of these folks consider...
07-29-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By gobicycling

Goodness - are you a doc? Cataract surgery was...

Goodness - are you a doc?
Cataract surgery was a couple of years ago - this has dragged on for about 2 years now etc. No Swine flu - in fact, I have had no colds, flu, fever, etc., for many, many...
07-28-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By gobicycling

Failed EKG for cataract surgery > ...

Failed EKG for cataract surgery >
Echocardiogram (2) >
Suspected Pulmonary Hypertension (not in any way related to hypertension) >
High Resolution CT Scan to find cause, among other tests >
All...
07-20-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,875
Posted By gobicycling

and YOUNG - and I just learned don't have that...

and YOUNG - and I just learned don't have that terrible deadly disease
07-20-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By gobicycling

Thanks. I have never been off the bike. I never...

Thanks. I have never been off the bike. I never had any symptoms, nor did it slow me down any - which is one of the reasons they decided I did not have IPF.
07-18-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By gobicycling

Good news

Good News

Sometime back I wrote about a devastating diagnosis of me, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - a progressive disease leading to less and less lung function, and eventually death within a few...
07-15-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,875
Posted By gobicycling

78 years old - supposed to be dying soon, but I...

78 years old - supposed to be dying soon, but I think I have fooled them. Instead I am getting more endurance, swimming, walking, bicycling, a LOT of stretching, and many resistance exercises...
07-15-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,754
Posted By gobicycling

Had an ablation with Dr. Andrea Natale about 12...

Had an ablation with Dr. Andrea Natale about 12 years ago. Was in 24/7 AFib prior and on meds. Cured the AFib and normal sinus rhythm ever since. Only med I am on now is one adult aspirin daily.. ...
06-16-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,152
Posted By gobicycling

At age 78, fell of mtn bike onto back (caught a...

At age 78, fell of mtn bike onto back (caught a wheel on a rut) - muscles (ligaments? tendons?) still hurt when stressed. Went to doc at time of accident to check that nothing was broken - and...
06-16-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By gobicycling

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!! After messing around...

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!

After messing around with a couple of other cardiologists – who wanted to run more and more tests and mess with me – I finally visited the cardiologist I had seen 13 years...
06-01-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By gobicycling

I needed a EKG for an cataract/IOL procedure. ...

I needed a EKG for an cataract/IOL procedure. The EKG was not normal, and I was advised to get an echocardiogram in about 6 months, which I did. Echo showed some pulmonary hypertension possibility,...
05-26-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By gobicycling

Still moseying along.

Over the past year+ (now approaching 79yo) I have been diagnosed with

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (supposedly deadly in 2-3 years)
Aspirational Pulmonary Fibrosis
Dendriform Pulmonary Fibrosis...
05-25-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,549
Posted By gobicycling

I have an entirely different personality than...

I have an entirely different personality than you, so take this for whatever value it is worth to you. I am approaching 79yo.

My belief is that most folks don't continue with a physical activity...
04-03-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,119
Posted By gobicycling

I get a kick out of statements stating that the...

I get a kick out of statements stating that the risk of mortality is being cut by 76% or whatever. As far as I know, all of us have a 100% risk of death. If anyone doesn't, please advise how you...
03-17-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,887
Posted By gobicycling

DG - you love to write. I remember from many,...

DG - you love to write. I remember from many, many years back! So, make your rides interesting, writing a story or anecdote about each ride. Take some pictures. I am 78 now and also love to...
03-10-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,445
Posted By gobicycling

TOTAL= 166,012.591 KM = 103,155 miles - WOW

TOTAL= 166,012.591 KM = 103,155 miles - WOW
03-10-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By gobicycling

I saw that article on my own 65 - 100+ forum. I...

I saw that article on my own 65 - 100+ forum. I have not had a cold, fever, cough or other "illness" for many, many years. While I have some "conditions", they are not something one catches and...
03-05-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By gobicycling

I'm feeling great, thank you.

I'm feeling great, thank you.

Despite the dire predictions of the medical world of decreasing lung function and imminent death in two or three years from:

Supposed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis...
12-09-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,764
Posted By gobicycling

As to your question, we have a wonderful...

As to your question, we have a wonderful recreation program in our town in which children as young as one and two years old are involved. Not sports, but movement of all kinds, balance, water, much...
12-06-17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,670
Posted By gobicycling

Habits are learned in small pieces. Start with...

Habits are learned in small pieces. Start with just one thing to change - keep a log - then change that one thing and practice that change until it is automatic. Then choose another thing to change....
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