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05-06-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,910
Posted By Jtmav

You know you’re old when someone complains they...

You know you’re old when someone complains they had to get up 3 times last night to go to the bathroom and you say “At least you got up”
04-22-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,948
Posted By Jtmav

I’m 70 as well, many years ago I ran 5 days a...

I’m 70 as well, many years ago I ran 5 days a week consecutively anywhere from 5 to 8 miles each run. When training for races I would do something different each day. Interval training is key to...
03-26-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By Jtmav

Happiness is good health and a bad memory

Happiness is good health and a bad memory
03-23-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,015
Posted By Jtmav

Maybe you should consider getting fitted for the...

Maybe you should consider getting fitted for the bike by a pro. Don’t know if your LBS does fittings but I know when I bought my new road bike last year, my LBS spent close to an hour fitting me to...
03-19-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 26,278
Views: 2,818,410
Posted By Jtmav

Did a 26 mile ride in a rare 74 degree day here...

Did a 26 mile ride in a rare 74 degree day here in southern New England. First time outdoors in awhile, been relegated to indoor training. Was happy to do the ride and feel pretty good given how...
02-24-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,883
Posted By Jtmav

your story and age sound just like mine. I’m 70...

your story and age sound just like mine. I’m 70 and was a runner for 25 years. Knees and spinal stenosis put an end to my running days. Started to use a rowing machine at my gym and found it a pretty...
02-21-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,616
Posted By Jtmav

I’m 70 and have decided, at least for now, that...

I’m 70 and have decided, at least for now, that the risk/reward favors continue to ride, with one caveat. I won’t ride on the streets here in Greater Boston area. While we are progressive with bike...
02-21-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,645
Posted By Jtmav

So I will assume that after 65, since the chart...

So I will assume that after 65, since the chart stops there, that the speed starts to increase again, right?😉

The older I get, the better I was.
01-04-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26,278
Views: 2,818,410
Posted By Jtmav

Cold enough to freeze my water bottle

Did 25 miles late morning, temp in the low to mid 20’s. Sunny and very little wind so all in all not too bad but when I finished my water bottle wasn’t completely frozen but it was a bit chunky. The...
12-31-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,910
Posted By Jtmav

As I age I think of the line “ Happiness is good...

As I age I think of the line “ Happiness is good health and a bad memory” seems, as of today, I am enjoying both.
12-09-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By Jtmav

Congrats, glad you did the research and got some...

Congrats, glad you did the research and got some advice and fitting from an expert. Hope the weather lets you get out on the new bike and have fun. Great group of riders here and always willing to...
12-07-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By Jtmav

Since I bought a 2021 Domane AL 5 disc this past...

Since I bought a 2021 Domane AL 5 disc this past summer I can only speak to that. I just turned 70 and ride 2-3 times a week usually for 2+ hours or so. Never been uncomfortable on this bike. My LBS...
11-15-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,309
Posted By Jtmav

The bars are the standard oem, Bontrager Elite...

The bars are the standard oem, Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, internal Di2 routing, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 42cm width. I had the stem replaced during my fitting but everything else on...
11-14-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,309
Posted By Jtmav

I will turn 70 on Tuesday. During the lockdown...

I will turn 70 on Tuesday. During the lockdown when all the gyms closed down I started riding a 15 year old hybrid steel, heavy bike. It helped me get a little more endurance and some confidence that...
10-17-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,493
Posted By Jtmav

Part B appreciate the answers to my how often do you stop thread,how about how fast.

Thanks for all the answers about stopping. I realize we are all different both age spreads, fitness levels and a bunch of other things. I am amazed sometime when I see some of you averaging 20+ mph...
10-15-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,396
Posted By Jtmav

I should have been more specific but I was asking...

I should have been more specific but I was asking about rest/water breaks.
10-15-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,396
Posted By Jtmav

How often do you stop during your rides?

So as a relative newbie(2 years of cycling) I was curious as to how many stops you take during a 20,30,40 miles and up to a 100. I did 30 miles today, beautiful day here in New England, and I usually...
10-02-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,918
Posted By Jtmav

Congrats, quite an accomplishment, have a blast!

Congrats, quite an accomplishment, have a blast!
09-29-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26,278
Views: 2,818,410
Posted By Jtmav

22 miles along the Blackstone River Path in North...

22 miles along the Blackstone River Path in North Rhode Island. Beautiful path with river always in view. A couple of waterfalls and some old mills that have been restored for both commercial and...
09-12-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,759
Posted By Jtmav

In our senior years there is a good quote “...

In our senior years there is a good quote “ Happiness is good health and a bad memory”
Works for me
09-01-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,596
Posted By Jtmav

Thanks, I’m reasonably fit for my age, 5’9”...

Thanks, I’m reasonably fit for my age, 5’9” 155lbs and my rides are mostly on dedicated paths. Some incline but nothing serious. I think I will just add some miles to one of my rides and see how I...
09-01-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,596
Posted By Jtmav

So I had a question regarding how to work up to a...

So I had a question regarding how to work up to a century ride. I recently over the past 18 months started to ride regularly. I will be turning 70 in November. I was a runner till my early 50’s then...
08-29-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26,278
Views: 2,818,410
Posted By Jtmav

tough day for the Marine Corp and the families of...

tough day for the Marine Corp and the families of the fallen. May their memories be eternal.
08-22-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,815
Posted By Jtmav

At close to 70 and able to ride some beautiful...

At close to 70 and able to ride some beautiful paths here on Cape Cod and other parts of New England I always say a prayer of gratitude just to be able to do the ride. So many of our peers are not so...
08-11-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26,278
Views: 2,818,410
Posted By Jtmav

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/d91133b0_75af_4a1d_b180_f0ee8fcf1278_5ebfb0704be06992ab940b21a8f4921abe7d3e7e.jpeg...
08-11-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26,278
Views: 2,818,410
Posted By Jtmav

So I took a maiden voyage on my new bike this...

So I took a maiden voyage on my new bike this morning. This is my 10th post so I will post pictures in the next one. Sorry if it’s a bit unorthodox.
JTMav
07-18-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,757
Posted By Jtmav

I have been intermittent fasting for over 8 years...

I have been intermittent fasting for over 8 years now and because of that lifestyle change I dropped around 30 lbs and have maintained the same weight, within a few pounds, for that time. Always...
07-18-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,757
Posted By Jtmav

Meniscus tear here as well, running induced. I...

Meniscus tear here as well, running induced. I felt the tear on a run and limped back to the gym. I was 40 at the time. Chose to scope it because it didn’t seem like rehab was going to work. Now I...
07-15-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26,278
Views: 2,818,410
Posted By Jtmav

Did 21 miles North Falmouth to Woods Hole and...

Did 21 miles North Falmouth to Woods Hole and back, jumped into the ocean for a quick swim and was just grateful for a perfect morning.(and no sharks!)
JTMav
07-11-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3,549
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Views: 564,437
Posted By Jtmav

I had to wait 24 hrs before I could reply...

I had to wait 24 hrs before I could reply according to the rules here. The LBS I ordered the bike from is a long term fixture here. They offer three different levels of fitting services and I have...
07-10-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,549
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Views: 564,437
Posted By Jtmav

Key word there is Safe, had one spill last year...

Key word there is Safe, had one spill last year so I am conscious of falling, but still try and get a good workout in when I ride.
thanks for the kind thoughts
Jim
07-10-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3,549
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Views: 564,437
Posted By Jtmav

54cm sorry, rookie mistake won’t happen again

54cm
sorry, rookie mistake
won’t happen again
Forum: Introductions
07-10-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Jtmav

Thanks, nice ride

Thanks, nice ride
07-10-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3,549
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Views: 564,437
Posted By Jtmav

Introduction from Cape Cod

I wanted to introduce myself to the group, I hope you don’t mind if I copy my introduction post.

We are on the Cape from May till September/October. I will be 70 next November. Was a long time...
Forum: Introductions
07-10-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Jtmav

Hello from Cape Cod

We are on the Cape from May till September/October. I will be 70 next November. Was a long time runner but of course running is a self selecting sport so around 50 knees and back started to balk....
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