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06-28-21, 04:06 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

Iím curious about where you ride in El Pas. My...

Iím curious about where you ride in El Pas. My parents lived there for many years, so I know the city fairly well.
06-27-21, 04:40 AM
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I donít think enjoying a ride and documenting...

I donít think enjoying a ride and documenting mileage, etc. have to be mutually exclusive.
02-06-21, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

You’re going to get a lot of encouragement here...

You’re going to get a lot of encouragement here to buy. It’s gives the rest of us justification for making our own purchases! Seriously, though, there’s a good chance it will increase your riding...
01-09-21, 07:31 AM
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Views: 4,139
Posted By Greenhil

A midday nap is common in many cultures. It makes...

A midday nap is common in many cultures. It makes sense. I find just a 5-10 minute “power nap” can be amazingly refreshing.
12-14-20, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

Have done a record 4 December rides this year...

Have done a record 4 December rides this year here in Vermont (previous record: 0). Being more confident about how to dress for the cold, plus a lack of snow have made that possible.
11-20-20, 08:06 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

”This old bag of bones ain’t really me There's...

”This old bag of bones ain’t really me
There's a lot more standing here than what you see
He said my back is bending low but my spirits flying free”
-Guy Clark

...
08-25-20, 05:28 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

“With age comes wisdom” goes the old saying. To...

“With age comes wisdom” goes the old saying. To the extent that it’s true, I’d argue that older riders might have a bit more common sense and awareness of their mortality, so we take precautions that...
06-20-20, 04:13 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

The downside of mashing is the potential for knee...

The downside of mashing is the potential for knee problems:

https://www.roadbikerider.com/will-big-gear-climbing-kill-my-knees-d3/
05-29-20, 04:03 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

Iím not aware of a site specifically dedicated to...

Iím not aware of a site specifically dedicated to older athletes, but thereís plenty of info out there for older folks that could help you design a training program. Here are a couple of sites where...
04-12-20, 04:05 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

I use this formula: Subtract your age from...

I use this formula:

Subtract your age from 220 to get your maximum heart rate.
Calculate your resting heart rate by counting how many times your heart beats per minute when you are at rest,...
03-26-20, 04:51 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

I found that touching up the chain after each...

I found that touching up the chain after each tank of gas worked better than waiting til It got dull. Hope you’re wearing eye/ear protection and chaps!
11-20-19, 05:43 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

Completely agree! Itís not comforting to consider...

Completely agree! Itís not comforting to consider that at our age you can work hard at training and fitness and all it might get you is a slower descent into that which shall not be named. I guess...
10-25-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 256
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Posted By Greenhil

Using the monitors on the equipment at the gym...

Using the monitors on the equipment at the gym for many years now has given me a pretty good ability to guestimate my heart rate and it’s never as high when I’m biking. Even a long steep climb...
10-06-19, 04:21 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

You do become “invisible” past a certain age, and...

You do become “invisible” past a certain age, and I don’t mind at all.
07-26-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Greenhil

Enjoyed it all - even the geeky stuff. Thanks for...

Enjoyed it all - even the geeky stuff. Thanks for posting it!
07-19-19, 04:13 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

Finally finished haying and back on the bike for...

Finally finished haying and back on the bike for the first time in 10 days. Just 20 miles with a fair bit of climbing on some quiet back...
07-08-19, 03:27 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

48 miles, 4,400’ - a stitched together loop of...

48 miles, 4,400’ - a stitched together loop of mostly gravel, starting in the itty bitty town of Stannard, VT.
...
07-06-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 82
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Posted By Greenhil

I found that it took me a while to get the hang...

I found that it took me a while to get the hang of my eyeglass mirror and I came close to giving up on it. Positioning it is tricky and I think you’ll eventually get used to focusing on the image and...
06-24-19, 04:14 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

Doing a gravel loop in Chelsea, VT involved a...

Doing a gravel loop in Chelsea, VT involved a couple of stretches of muddy, shoe-sucking class IV roads. Those are the dashed lines on the map.

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06-15-19, 04:15 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Northeast Kingdom, VT gravel - above Lake Willoughby
06-12-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 26,281
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Posted By Greenhil

3 days camping and gravel riding in Vermont’s...

3 days camping and gravel riding in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

Day 1: 38 mile loop through farm country to Lake Willoughby.
Day 2: 42 mile meander on Weyerhaeuser Co. logging roads & in the...
05-25-19, 04:51 AM
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Posted By Greenhil

When do you sleep?

When do you sleep?
05-06-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,988
Posted By Greenhil

Gravelcyclist.com, did a survey recently (link...

Gravelcyclist.com, did a survey recently (link below). There are quite a few riders in their 50s. From my perspective you are the “younger” riders. The survey noted with some surprise that there...
03-17-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,983
Posted By Greenhil

Cleveland Plain Dealer in my North Olmsted...

Cleveland Plain Dealer in my North Olmsted neighborhood in ‘62, ‘63. Delivering the big Sunday edition broke my bike. I liked the delivering part of it but back then we also had to collect the money...
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