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01-18-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,267
Posted By nobodyhere

I have a steel bike and find that steel tires do...

I have a steel bike and find that steel tires do not get flats.
01-18-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,465
Posted By nobodyhere

I made no mistake - you in no way qualified your...

I made no mistake - you in no way qualified your generalization - such as "many" or "a lot" or "some," and additionally, even if "some" you apparently have no data to support what you said. If you...
01-18-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,465
Posted By nobodyhere

Yep - that's me - know just enough to surf the...

Yep - that's me - know just enough to surf the web and am not savvy enough to discern the differences between credible sites and BS, and how to fact check. Oh woe (not woo) is me.

However, at...
01-17-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,465
Posted By nobodyhere

And yesterday in the mail I got 2 advertisement...

And yesterday in the mail I got 2 advertisement letters about funeral planning. There must be a message here someplace! :)
01-17-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,465
Posted By nobodyhere

At 76 and 78, we are a bit on the other side of...

At 76 and 78, we are a bit on the other side of the equation. Who will take care of us? One child with profound physical and developmental disabilities (48yo) another permanently and totally...
01-16-16, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By nobodyhere

On sale new (now old) Minoura Mag with tension...

On sale new (now old) Minoura Mag with tension adjustment which I keep on the highest tension. Use gears to change dynamics in accordance with Coach Troy's wishes.
01-12-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,927
Posted By nobodyhere

I would write him a letter, telling of your...

I would write him a letter, telling of your thoughts as well-expressed here, and then state that in his honor you are going to do some sort of action that will benefit humanity - i.e., donate a bike...
01-09-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By nobodyhere

Sit ups are no longer a recommended exercise. ...

Sit ups are no longer a recommended exercise.

Want a stronger core? Skip the sit-ups - Harvard Health (http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/want-a-stronger-core-skip-the-sit-ups)

"One...
01-06-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,334
Posted By nobodyhere

I was doing well on Diovan/HCTZ and changed to a...

I was doing well on Diovan/HCTZ and changed to a well-known national HMO who were too cheap to keep me on Diovan and changed me to an ACE inhibitor, and the coughing drove me nuts.

Left that lousy...
01-06-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,475
Posted By nobodyhere

Effect of temperature on properties of air ...

Effect of temperature on properties of air



Temperature
T (C (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celsius))

Speed of sound
c (m (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metre)/s...
01-04-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By nobodyhere

I guess I should add - I did extensive physical...

I guess I should add - I did extensive physical therapy, acupuncture, inversion table and you name it prior to my surgery. It was not something I took lightly. I was to the point of not being able...
01-03-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By nobodyhere

Get at least 2 and maybe 3 opinions about...

Get at least 2 and maybe 3 opinions about surgery. Surgical skills vary wildly. A friend ruined for life (now wears diapers). Web sites, check for complaints and suits on your state website, ask...
01-03-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,879
Posted By nobodyhere

I live at 6,000 feet, and used to ride frequently...

I live at 6,000 feet, and used to ride frequently at 11,000+. No one can predict one individual's reaction to altitude, which may be little (such as altitude sickness), can vary from time-to-time,...
01-03-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By nobodyhere

Hey - some interesting responses. :) Yes, I...

Hey - some interesting responses. :) Yes, I would love to be outside, but this has been a rough late fall and winter so far. The ice ruts on my street make my car go bounce-bounce. My back/ribs...
12-31-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By nobodyhere

If you are spinning at home, show us your setup?

OK, I admit it - I have been doing some spinning at home on my retired mountain bike as a trainer.

I find if I make things "comfortable" for my mind set - (my brain just jumps all over the place,...
12-28-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,566
Posted By nobodyhere

You may become discouraged at no weight loss or...

You may become discouraged at no weight loss or even a gain of weight as you start your "program." That is because you will likely put on a bit of muscle while hopefully losing some fat, and, heck,...
12-27-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,766
Posted By nobodyhere

I did not start riding until I was 58, so I guess...

I did not start riding until I was 58, so I guess everything I have accomplished bicycle-wise was "over 50"

Let's see.

Ride the Rockies in Colorado
A century or two
Mtn biking (single track)...
12-26-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By nobodyhere

There are in Colorado these rides which go over...

There are in Colorado these rides which go over many passes and the like.

"Ride the Rockies" - 1 week middle of June supported 2,000 riders lottery - I believe the route will be announced soon...
12-25-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By nobodyhere

Thanks, all. I really wasn't much overweight,...

Thanks, all. I really wasn't much overweight, but I can sure tell the difference in losing about 15-20 lbs. My son's caregiver tells me I am getting too skinny. Not true, but at my age, the face...
12-25-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By nobodyhere

My belt is at its last notch.

Been losing weight very, very gradually last couple of years. Now my belt is at its last notch, and it is hard keeping the Levis up!! Oh my :) And, I look pretty good, if I don't say so myself.
...
12-25-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By nobodyhere

Best of luck on your recovery. Your great...

Best of luck on your recovery. Your great attitude will get you where you want to go!! And, it isn't 50 - which is VERY young, at least to me.
12-16-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By nobodyhere

#jppe...

#jppe (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=jppe)

Consider a non-profit or similar organization - or make your own - where your talents - whatever they are - may be...
12-15-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,468
Posted By nobodyhere

76 years old here, and I can now look back on...

76 years old here, and I can now look back on many significant, sometimes absolutely overwhelming challenges. But, here I am, happily married, still with daily challenges which I won't describe...
12-15-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By nobodyhere

How many of your neighbors or folks your age rode...

How many of your neighbors or folks your age rode 1600 miles this year?

The glass is half full - well, actually 4/5ths full. Drink away. :)
12-15-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,822
Posted By nobodyhere

I used one at full inversion for about a year. ...

I used one at full inversion for about a year. Five years ago I had L4-L5 fusion - for Spondylolisthesis (pretty serious condition and very painful) and spinal stenosis. I did not receive much if...
12-15-15, 07:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,989
Posted By nobodyhere

So, OP (one4smoke) - you have been quiet whilst...

So, OP (one4smoke) - you have been quiet whilst folks here pour out their advice. What say you to all of these great suggestions?
12-14-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,323
Posted By nobodyhere

Some wet weather riding kit? Looks a lot better...

Some wet weather riding kit? Looks a lot better than what we have around here. BTW, I am upper 70's (years old). Anyway, Best of luck!!

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12-14-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,989
Posted By nobodyhere

I use both my mountain bike, and my "utility road...

I use both my mountain bike, and my "utility road bike" - both equipped with rack and panniers - for shopping, errands, picking up the mail. I use the mountain bike for - well - mountain biking,...
12-13-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,675
Posted By nobodyhere

Some folks don't know/realize how invisible they...

Some folks don't know/realize how invisible they are to others. I see this all the time on my walks and rides on our trail system.

How about a friendly - "I would be able to see you, and it...
12-13-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,989
Posted By nobodyhere

One should not predicate their selection of a...

One should not predicate their selection of a bicycle(s) based on their age, IMHO. You stated,



Heck, I did not even start riding until I was 58. Your back is not "old" at 53, IMHO.

So,...
12-10-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By nobodyhere

During my back surgery few years back, I was...

During my back surgery few years back, I was catheterized. That caused me to NOT go easily, and I had to go urgently very, very frequently, one time running to the toilet almost falling down the...
12-09-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By nobodyhere

Errr . . If one stretched his ring finger,...

Errr . .

If one stretched his ring finger, would it help? I have visualizations of guys secretly doing ring finger stretching exercises.
12-09-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By nobodyhere

So, what is your finger ratio/sports aptitude ratio and your mental health?

More nonsense from studies where no one has anything better to do?

Another small study...
12-04-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By nobodyhere

Welcome and good luck finding the tick. My...

Welcome and good luck finding the tick.

My ticks - that I have spent much time finding - have come from such things as: a piece of clothing that was rubbing against another; the frame pump...
12-03-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,469
Posted By nobodyhere

There are lots of options besides lifting heavy...

There are lots of options besides lifting heavy weights, which I stopped a couple of years ago.

I now use TRX - using your own body weight, and have a DVD which I follow. It uses a lot of muscles...
12-02-15, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By nobodyhere

17. One now knows the location of every...

17. One now knows the location of every porta-potty, public and other restrooms on the route, not by-passing any.
12-01-15, 07:20 PM
11-30-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,253
Posted By nobodyhere

+1 I was the first person to call her from...

+1

I was the first person to call her from BFN, and talked at least 30 minutes, mentioning the 50+ group, the kinds of things folks here do, etc., etc. She asked a lot of questions, but the...
11-30-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By nobodyhere

A year ago November 24th, my 48 year old son with...

A year ago November 24th, my 48 year old son with the profound physical and developmental disability had just been released from the hospital ICU after severe water deprivation from his caregiver...
11-28-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,361
Posted By nobodyhere

Your area needs a swarm of 75+ folks to ride...

Your area needs a swarm of 75+ folks to ride those hills and XC trails and show those youngsters a thing or two. Standby while I drink some Geritol!:50:
11-26-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,361
Posted By nobodyhere

Definitely a GRUMPY OLD GUY. Take it from...

Definitely a GRUMPY OLD GUY. Take it from another GRUMPY OLD GUY. I know one when I see one. :p
11-26-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,522
Posted By nobodyhere

Best of luck in recovery It was August 29th...

Best of luck in recovery

It was August 29th when I went over the side on my mtn bike and landed hard on my back - evidently bruising several ribs noticeably. Rode home, after a few days went to...
11-25-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,815
Posted By nobodyhere

I'm still fortunate :)

I'm still fortunate :)
11-24-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,483
Posted By nobodyhere

There is so much need in the world, so many...

There is so much need in the world, so many people - organizations - charities - churches - needing helpers/volunteers, I just don't understand how someone could say they could find nothing to do ...
11-23-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,469
Posted By nobodyhere

An additional exercise which I do regularly are...

An additional exercise which I do regularly are 90 - 120 second planks - sometimes 150 second. Good for the core.
11-22-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,483
Posted By nobodyhere

It is my understanding that once the first...

It is my understanding that once the first generous offer is refused, the 2nd offer is not nearly so generous (like - "Pack up your desk. Goodbye.")
11-22-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,469
Posted By nobodyhere

Yes, there is a proper form for pushups that is...

Yes, there is a proper form for pushups that is much easier on the shoulders. I do much of what I do because I simply enjoy it. I don't recommend much to others. I have great shoulder movement and...
11-21-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,192
Posted By nobodyhere

Here you go. This should do for a starter - $209...

Here you go. This should do for a starter - $209 plus free shipping Be sure to read the reviews, however. Very mixed. But, it is cheap!!

Nashbar AT1 Mountain Bike...
11-21-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,192
Posted By nobodyhere

The price will not be a function of the number of...

The price will not be a function of the number of gears - WalMart has bikes with lots of gears. It is a function of the age, quality level, condition, etc., of the bike and the quality level of the...
11-21-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,469
Posted By nobodyhere

Interesting - always a dilemma - heavy or light. ...

Interesting - always a dilemma - heavy or light.

Here is an article that says it makes no difference!!

A Weighty Issue: Surprising Research on Lifting Light vs. Lifting Heavy*|*Jill S. Brown...
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