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06-18-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By Biker395

That's it for me too. Some days I really feel...

That's it for me too. Some days I really feel like hammering it, and other days, I just take my time. Listen to the bod. :thumb:
06-17-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,040
Posted By Biker395

Quite a bit. I kind of inspired several...

Quite a bit. I kind of inspired several co-workers to ride to work, and we've done some events together as well.

I don't think it's because I am particularly persuasive ... it's just that they...
06-17-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By Biker395

Hey ... I watched that whole thing, and didn't...

Hey ... I watched that whole thing, and didn't see any white bikinis. Two opposing thoughts:

1. I can't be too old if I was waiting for the white bikini.
2. I must be getting old if I fell...
06-17-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By Biker395

I think all of those options are pretty much the...

I think all of those options are pretty much the same in terms of health an fitness.

My belief is that the key to exercise making a difference (particularly as we get older) is consistency. ...
06-17-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,296
Posted By Biker395

In my jx, practicable is a legal term of art that...

In my jx, practicable is a legal term of art that means "as can be done in reasonable safety."

In roads without adequate shoulder, I use the "control and release" method. I ride far enough to the...
06-16-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,013
Posted By Biker395

Awww ... thanks, Wildwood!

Awww ... thanks, Wildwood!
06-16-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By Biker395

No vitrol here. I think we all know how it...

No vitrol here.

I think we all know how it works. How we age depends on genes, how well we take care of ourselves (the more active the better), and a good dose of luck.

The people in that...
06-14-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By Biker395

There's a 65+ thread? I have something to look...

There's a 65+ thread? I have something to look forward to!
06-12-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,643
Posted By Biker395

Flippin great photo!

Flippin great photo!
06-12-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,643
Posted By Biker395

My corollary: There is wisdom in collective...

My corollary:

There is wisdom in collective stupidity.
06-10-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,014
Posted By Biker395

I get what you're saying. I guess I'm responding...

I get what you're saying. I guess I'm responding to arguments I've heard elsewhere that adding a motor to a bike is no more of an assist than adding lower gears.

It's nonsense, of course. And I...
06-08-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,014
Posted By Biker395

I would dispute the notion of equating adding a...

I would dispute the notion of equating adding a motor with gearing, as they are not an "assist" in the same sense of the word. Regardless of gearing, it takes the same amount of work to pull a...
06-08-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Biker395

ESD Ride Report

The ESD is my favorite ride in the world. It takes place in beautiful scenery, and has generally good weather. Starting in the town of Bishop (Galen Rowell's old stomping grounds), it heads up the...
06-04-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,013
Posted By Biker395

The Eastern Sierra Double was last weekend. The...

The Eastern Sierra Double was last weekend. The weather was changeable and iffy. We had sun. We had rain. We had hail. The highlight (or lowlight) for me was a 30 MPH+ wet-braked descent down to...
05-30-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,013
Posted By Biker395

Sweet car. As of late, I've become enamored with...

Sweet car. As of late, I've become enamored with the classic city car designs. So efficiently beautiful. The bug is certainly one. Also the Nuevo Fiat 500, the original Mini, and the 2CV.
05-26-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By Biker395

Do you use a mirror? If so, did you have an...

Do you use a mirror? If so, did you have an escape route you could have taken?

I know I derive a lot of comfort (justified or not) in the ability to see traffic approaching from the rear and to...
05-22-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,322
Posted By Biker395

I eat oatmeal once or twice a day to cut the...

I eat oatmeal once or twice a day to cut the appetite. Non instant. I just add hot water and wait a few minutes.

No one ever got fat eating oatmeal. But I'm trying. :D
05-22-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,039
Posted By Biker395

Just want to say that a diabetic rider completed...

Just want to say that a diabetic rider completed the Race Across America last year SOLO. Impressive to say the least ... your ceiling is high.
05-21-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Biker395

It's bizarre that someone your age and in your...

It's bizarre that someone your age and in your condition would have a stroke, and FWIW, I think it is odd that they would be treating you with a series of drugs as if you were that 70ish overweight,...
05-19-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,013
Posted By Biker395

Riding the Tour of California with some friends...

Riding the Tour of California with some friends ...
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05-16-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. I think there are two possible CT...

Yikes.

I think there are two possible CT angiograms ... with and without contrast. I think the ones with contrast would find the obstruction even with soft plaque, but that opinion is only...
05-16-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By Biker395

Gotta love this place ... only here can you get...

Gotta love this place ... only here can you get into a discussion about laminar flow and bow waves. :thumb:
05-16-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Biker395

My understanding is that it will only discover...

My understanding is that it will only discover significant blockages (80-95%). It's cheap, though.

I had one long ago as a part of a scheduled physical. Frankly, it was too easy, and the doc kept...
05-15-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By Biker395

I read years ago that drafting actually *helps*...

I read years ago that drafting actually *helps* the rider in front ... but only by about 5%. That makes sense to me, as it should be like having a boattail or other structure behind the rider and...
05-14-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Biker395

I feel your pain. ”Didn’t see that coming”...

I feel your pain.

”Didn’t see that coming” is precisely it. I was riding home a few weeks ago, and saw a good friend walking out of a sandwich shop. I stopped to say hi and we had a nice long...
05-14-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,314
Posted By Biker395

Cripes. Yer killin me. Honestly, SoCal is a...

Cripes. Yer killin me.

Honestly, SoCal is a lot like Southern Italy in terms of the terrain and the coastal mountains. And we have some really awesome cycling. But we do not have eats like...
05-10-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,314
Posted By Biker395

Oh man ... keep those pix coming. I can dream!

Oh man ... keep those pix coming. I can dream!
05-09-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,314
Posted By Biker395

Mine too. Sadly, no dice for me either. ...

Mine too. Sadly, no dice for me either.



Tuna is a beast, we actually were going to descend Tuna last weekend, but it's so nasty, we decided on Las Flores for the descent instead.

The...
05-09-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,323
Posted By Biker395

Same here. My Dad's side is iffy to say the...

Same here. My Dad's side is iffy to say the least. Riddled with alcoholism and heart disease. My Mom's is the opposite. My grandparents lived (and well) until 89 and 100 years old, and all of their...
05-09-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,323
Posted By Biker395

That pretty much sums it up. How well you do...

That pretty much sums it up.

How well you do as you age depends three things:

1. Your genes.
2. How well you take care of yourself.
3. Sheer dumbass luck.

Go out and do what you've always...
05-08-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,395
Posted By Biker395

That's legit. I think it is possible, because...

That's legit. I think it is possible, because there are rest stops every 40-50 miles or so and you get a chance to get off the seat. We've also pretty much dialed in the saddle/fit and stand up when...
05-08-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,013
Posted By Biker395

Extended my commute home last night ... oy, it...

Extended my commute home last night ... oy, it was nice to get out. I'm glad summer is coming!
...
05-05-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,013
Posted By Biker395

^ That place looks awesome! We did an...

^ That place looks awesome!

We did an extensive ride yesterday and for the first time, and afterwards, had my first trip to the Farmer's Market in LA. Brazilian BBQ FTW.
...
04-27-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,014
Posted By Biker395

You're just saying that because that means you...

You're just saying that because that means you are the smartest among us. :thumb:

BTW, my cycling buds have come to refer to rides like yours X miles and 100X feet of climb as "square" rides.
04-27-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,014
Posted By Biker395

I would say this: I see at least 4-5 ebikers...

I would say this:

I see at least 4-5 ebikers on my commute every day. They are as numerous as bicyclers. They are all significantly younger than I, and none of them look to need any assist. ...
04-26-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Biker395

I badly broke a finger a while ago, and part of...

I badly broke a finger a while ago, and part of PT was getting a hot paraffin soak. It was marvelous!
04-26-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,014
Posted By Biker395

I think that is it. I've had reason to think...

I think that is it.

I've had reason to think about this whole ebike thing ... the passionate emotions it seems to evoke among cyclists pro and con. Why?

I've come to believe that the reasons...
04-26-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,316
Posted By Biker395

What Does Your Username Mean?

There is a thread on the general forums about this, but not in the 50+ group.

I was just curious about our usernames. How did you pick yours and what is it's meaning to you?

I can tell you...
04-25-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,013
Posted By Biker395

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The smile you get when that 16% grade is in your rear view mirror.
04-24-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,013
Posted By Biker395

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04-24-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,643
Posted By Biker395

If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have...

If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. ~ Mickey Mantle
04-19-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By Biker395

Whoa ... I love that! And all because you did a...

Whoa ... I love that! And all because you did a good deed by offering to take their pix for them. :thumb:
04-17-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,013
Posted By Biker395

Awesome!

Awesome!
04-17-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,143
Posted By Biker395

I ride pretty much every day, mostly to get to...

I ride pretty much every day, mostly to get to work and back. And yes ... there are times I have to force myself to do it. But once I start riding, that feeling lasts all of about 100 yards.

My...
04-11-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By Biker395

Yea, I agree. There is a perceived risk that is...

Yea, I agree. There is a perceived risk that is far, far greater than the actual risk. I think the the majority of current cases of abduction are by the other parent in a divorce/separation case.
...
04-11-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By Biker395

All true. I grew up being told to "go out...

All true.

I grew up being told to "go out and play, and be back before dinner." If I complained of boredom, I was told to find something to do or they would find if for me (which meant chores of...
04-11-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By Biker395

There is no question that childhood obesity is...

There is no question that childhood obesity is more prevalent than it used to be:

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_child_13_14/obesity_child_13_14.htm

Why the problem exists is...
04-10-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,950
Posted By Biker395

Ask yourself what you will think on your...

Ask yourself what you will think on your deathbed:

If you are going to regret buying that bike, don't buy it.

If you are going to regret never buying the bike, definitely buy it.

If you...
04-10-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Biker395

That's me too. I have a good friend who...

That's me too.

I have a good friend who cycles A LOT and also does hard manual labor (he is a contractor). He's also well into our age group. At some point, he started feeling exhausted,...
04-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By Biker395

Give it a few weeks, and you'll be back in the...

Give it a few weeks, and you'll be back in the swing of things.

Ya scared me ... this is the 50+ group and you never know when someone's SO is gonna log in to announce somebody's gone.
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