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04-17-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By Blanchje

I had a pacemaker implanted 2 years ago as a...

I had a pacemaker implanted 2 years ago as a result of a left bundle branch block. My PM uploads every night and that's when I found out I have a-fib. It is not continuous and I don't always know...
09-01-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,343
Posted By Blanchje

This x100.

This x100.
06-09-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 15,232
Posted By Blanchje

Maybe but we don't have the death penalty. This...

Maybe but we don't have the death penalty. This POS is in for a rude awakening in the general population.
06-09-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,594
Posted By Blanchje

A skinned knee and some bruises beats being 65#...

A skinned knee and some bruises beats being 65# overweight (Great job btw!). Learn from it but keep going.
06-03-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,953
Posted By Blanchje

Imminent death. Sorry...

Imminent death. Sorry...
05-25-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,630
Posted By Blanchje

We look better than the non-riders our age though.

We look better than the non-riders our age though.
04-21-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,030
Posted By Blanchje

The real moral to the story is "Think twice...

The real moral to the story is "Think twice before filming yourself". No evidence = it never happened.
04-21-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,787
Posted By Blanchje

Hopefully it was dehydration but its important...

Hopefully it was dehydration but its important for all of us as we age to listen to our bodies. Most of us are probably fitter than average for our age which is great but it doesn't make us...
04-20-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 488,440
Posted By Blanchje

Just picked up my GT Carbon Grade. Loving it so...

Just picked up my GT Carbon Grade. Loving it so far.

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04-20-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By Blanchje

Proof that Murphy was a cyclist. I actually...

Proof that Murphy was a cyclist. I actually prefer the wind at my back the first half of the ride. Then I have no choice when I make the turn for home.
04-18-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,658
Posted By Blanchje

Great job. You are in the ball park of the time...

Great job. You are in the ball park of the time it takes me to do one. It's a great feeling to put your mind and body towards a goal and accomplish it.
04-16-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By Blanchje

Then you are cool. Buy a bike if that is what...

Then you are cool. Buy a bike if that is what you want or stick it aside if you want to think about it.
04-16-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By Blanchje

First question. Does your wife know about the...

First question. Does your wife know about the $1000?
04-15-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By Blanchje

Get checked. I was having issues starting a...

Get checked. I was having issues starting a couple years ago. First focus was hydration. Follow up discovered I have a left bundle branch block. That has resulted in lowered heart function. I'm...
04-15-16, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 443,283
Posted By Blanchje

I just picked this up last weekend. 515940

I just picked this up last weekend.

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04-15-16, 06:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,392
Posted By Blanchje

This. You can't apply human thought processes to...

This. You can't apply human thought processes to animals. The county I live in averages about 2700 deer/motor vehicle collisions per year. That's probably half of the real number. I never really...
04-14-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By Blanchje

CACycling nailed it. Going by time is a good...

CACycling nailed it. Going by time is a good start. Half an hour at a time but stay after it. There is discomfort starting to ride. Your body will adapt. Looking at your bike fit will help as...
04-10-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Blanchje

Well you have a bike so ride it. Go for a spin...

Well you have a bike so ride it. Go for a spin like you were a kid. For cardio ride fast eough to get breathing hard for 15 minutes then turn around and do the same thing home. You can check...
04-09-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,734
Posted By Blanchje

The older I get the less I care about trying to...

The older I get the less I care about trying to impress others. Im pretty average. I like to stay active, ride my bike, make love to my wife for 3 or 4 hours a day, enjoy a nice meal and a cold...
04-08-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By Blanchje

Oh my!

Oh my!
04-05-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,858
Posted By Blanchje

You do realize the 21st century is 16 years old...

You do realize the 21st century is 16 years old right? It's not new-fangled any more:lol:
04-02-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Blanchje

Thanks. Very informative.

Thanks. Very informative.
04-01-16, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Blanchje

Thank you TCR. That is encouraging. I plan to...

Thank you TCR. That is encouraging. I plan to make sure it heals and then get out and see what its like to have my heart working correctly. Im sure it had been affecting me for a while. My doc...
04-01-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Blanchje

I'm thinking a new bike is in order:thumb:

I'm thinking a new bike is in order:thumb:
04-01-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Blanchje

CRT pacemaker

I'm 58 and a couple years ago was diagnosed with a left bundle branch block. Follow-ups with my cardiologist showed a decrease in my EF indicating early stage heart failure. I'm not overweight, I...
03-14-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Blanchje

The best move I ever made is when I gave in and...

The best move I ever made is when I gave in and took a #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) clipper to my head. 5 minutes every couple weeks is all the hair care I...
03-05-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By Blanchje

I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure your continued...

I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure your continued communication gave him comfort and happiness. Often times a raunchy joke is the best medicine. It shows you continued to value him for the person he...
01-05-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,559
Posted By Blanchje

I disagree with this. Staying recreationally...

I disagree with this. Staying recreationally active is great. Finding things you like to do is great. If you really want to get in shape though you need to treat it like a job. When you have a job...
01-05-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,559
Posted By Blanchje

I'd recommend the original book. It's real value...

I'd recommend the original book. It's real value is helping you understand how you body responds to activity or the lack thereof.
12-30-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,559
Posted By Blanchje

Diet will make you look good in your clothes. ...

Diet will make you look good in your clothes. Exercise will make you look good naked. Do both. The responses here are all spot on. Definitely add some sort of weight training into your routine....
12-30-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By Blanchje

I love doing a couple evening spin classes a week...

I love doing a couple evening spin classes a week at my gym during the winter. Good cardio workout, good calorie burn, and it at least lets me maintain base leg fitness for when spring rolls around....
07-22-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By Blanchje

Fantastic! Who did you go with?

Fantastic! Who did you go with?
04-13-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By Blanchje

That's averaging 2700 miles and nearly 2...

That's averaging 2700 miles and nearly 2 centuries a year from when you started. Great accomplishment!
03-28-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,786
Posted By Blanchje

This is the key concept that people who want to...

This is the key concept that people who want to get in shape don't understand. Our society is so geared on making things easier and on eliminating discomfort that people start out with good...
02-21-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,509
Posted By Blanchje

A person who works to maximize their potential at...

A person who works to maximize their potential at any sport is an athlete. Volunteer for Special Olympics sometime. By our definition those kids might not excel at a sport but they sure as heck are...
02-12-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Blanchje

Happy birthday! That's a great ride. Time is...

Happy birthday! That's a great ride. Time is relative. If you aren't racing what does it matter?
02-11-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,752
Posted By Blanchje

I agree with this. I hate a long flat stretch...

I agree with this. I hate a long flat stretch into the wind.
02-06-15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Blanchje

What is this sun thing people keep talking about?...

What is this sun thing people keep talking about?

I have a pair of NYX sport glasses with RX inserts that I wear. I like bronze when it's bright and I'll wear pink or orange when it's gloomy out.
01-27-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,937
Posted By Blanchje

Fig Newtons are good. I also like PBJ's. I...

Fig Newtons are good. I also like PBJ's. I always keep a gel pack or two and a Cliff bar in my pouch just in case. I'm a big believer that you need to fuel your body and shoot to take in 200-300...
01-26-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,406
Posted By Blanchje

Nice review. I need to find one to take for a...

Nice review. I need to find one to take for a spin.
01-26-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,687
Posted By Blanchje

I've always liked blizzards as long as the power...

I've always liked blizzards as long as the power stays on. Stock up, hunker down, and be safe.
01-23-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,814
Posted By Blanchje

Congratulations and welcome to the start of a you...

Congratulations and welcome to the start of a you that you can only imagine. Keep after it and the progress will come. I remember when I first rode 5 miles. I thought I was going to die but I was...
01-22-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,525
Posted By Blanchje

No way you gained 10 lbs of muscle in 2 months. ...

No way you gained 10 lbs of muscle in 2 months. I'm sure your bf% has increased a bit as well. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Losing weight and gaining muscle at the same time is very...
01-20-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,264
Posted By Blanchje

Pack of tuna in water. Raw broccoli Raw...

Pack of tuna in water.
Raw broccoli
Raw carrots
Almonds
2 string cheese sticks.
01-16-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,186
Posted By Blanchje

Contrary to a lot of people, I think when you go...

Contrary to a lot of people, I think when you go through life being honest, you find most people want to do the right thing. The bad examples get highlighted too often. Good post and good ending.
01-16-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 38,938
Posted By Blanchje

I just drooled on my screen 10 wheels.

I just drooled on my screen 10 wheels.
01-16-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,635
Posted By Blanchje

I understand the Artie Johnson fall over (done...

I understand the Artie Johnson fall over (done that) but I don't understand the "you could fall into traffic and die" warning? Why would I stop so close to rushing traffic that I could fall into it?
01-16-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,870
Posted By Blanchje

The first rule of going to the gym is that nobody...

The first rule of going to the gym is that nobody pays any attention to you. Unless, of course, you are the hot woman in spandex. I call that view "pace booty".
01-16-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,870
Posted By Blanchje

I love the gym during the winter and that...

I love the gym during the winter and that includes spin classes. They aren't the same as cycling but if you look at them as good high intensity cardio workouts they are great. Between the music,...
01-16-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,406
Posted By Blanchje

My brother is an RN who has spent close to 30...

My brother is an RN who has spent close to 30 years in an ICU. He's told me "keep peddling and with luck you'll get hit by a truck" :lol: Hopefully that's 40 years down the road but I understand...
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