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08-06-15, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By Banded Krait

WNCGoater, Great story--thanks for taking...

WNCGoater,

Great story--thanks for taking the time to write it and for including the photographs. My first century was also a solo one, though it was planned ahead of time.

There is no need to...
08-06-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,326
Posted By Banded Krait

Get well soon, Charlie. You are in my thoughts...

Get well soon, Charlie. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
07-26-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,326
Posted By Banded Krait

Charlie: I am very sorry to hear this. My...

Charlie:

I am very sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you as you go through your procedure.

This year I have been doing a lot of research concerning nutrition and health. There is very...
06-28-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,993
Posted By Banded Krait

My best wishes and prayers are going out to all...

My best wishes and prayers are going out to all the 50+ members fighting prostate cancer.

I don't know if it has any applicability to those of you who are fighting this disease. I did want to...
12-25-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Banded Krait

Merry Christmas, everyone. I can't thank all the...

Merry Christmas, everyone. I can't thank all the members of the 50+ forum enough for all the great advice I've gotten here since I took up cycling three years ago.
07-20-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,322
Posted By Banded Krait

Oceanblue, No, it is not normal. You are...

Oceanblue,

No, it is not normal. You are risking serious nerve damage by letting this continue.

Let me tell you about the problems with hand numbness I first experienced when taking up cycling...
07-20-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,919
Posted By Banded Krait

Metric Man, I am so sorry this happened to...

Metric Man,

I am so sorry this happened to you. Heal soon. I'll be thinking of you.
09-01-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Banded Krait

Thanks for posting this. Mr. Blevens is an...

Thanks for posting this. Mr. Blevens is an inspiration. He looks very healthy and sharp for a 90-year-old. This truly provides motivation to keep on riding!
09-01-13, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,394
Posted By Banded Krait

Yep, it's a century. You rode 100+ miles in a...

Yep, it's a century. You rode 100+ miles in a day. Congratulations are in order! (Next time remember the sunscreen.)
08-25-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,489
Posted By Banded Krait

Congratulations, Sasquatch16! Completing one's...

Congratulations, Sasquatch16! Completing one's first century is a real accomplishment, especially for us older riders. Just think of all the individuals our age who wouldn't even dream of...
08-18-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Banded Krait

Nice article: Bicycling for Thinner Texans and New Businesses

http://tinyurl.com/lhgfhjv

From the The Texas Tribune via the N.Y. Times Web site.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,815
Posted By Banded Krait

Last year I was looking for the same thing and...

Last year I was looking for the same thing and bought a jersey from Castelli, though I can't remember the specific model name. It may have been last year's version of their Velocissimo jersey...
08-03-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,947
Posted By Banded Krait

Bruce, I am so sorry to hear about your bad...

Bruce,

I am so sorry to hear about your bad accident. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
08-01-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Banded Krait

Great article: How Exercise Changes Fat & Muscle Cells

http://tinyurl.com/kdnbwqb

Great article in the N.Y. Times about recent scientific research into how exercise exerts its beneficial effects at the molecular level. Scientists are finding that...
07-24-13, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Banded Krait

Welcome, awfulcoffe! This forum is a great...

Welcome, awfulcoffe! This forum is a great resource for the older rider. Come back often and tell us how your adventure with cycling is unfolding. Have fun and stay safe.
07-21-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 861
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Views: 159,220
Posted By Banded Krait

Article: Keys to Preventing Alzheimer's Disease...

Article: Keys to Preventing Alzheimer's Disease ( http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/20/preventing-alzheimers-disease/2554843/ )

Nice summary of current findings from this week's...
07-17-13, 10:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,443
Posted By Banded Krait

56 yrs old, 5' 9", 138 lbs. The only stats I...

56 yrs old, 5' 9", 138 lbs. The only stats I care about are: total cholesterol, 143 (diet and exercise only--no drugs); resting heart rate, 48.
07-07-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,088
Posted By Banded Krait

Lifestyle makes all the difference. Exercise by...

Lifestyle makes all the difference. Exercise by itself is not enough--you have to maintain a healthy diet. Since I live near Philadelphia, Pa., I am always reminded of the cautionary tale of local...
07-04-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,920
Posted By Banded Krait

'nuff said. I have found that there is a certain...

'nuff said. I have found that there is a certain percentage of cyclists who behave like the self-righteous, pretentious, character "Jeff" in the Pearls Before Swine comic strip (see...
07-04-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,477
Posted By Banded Krait

I am happy to hear that you got back in the...

I am happy to hear that you got back in the saddle, XCSKIBUM. Slow and steady does it--build up gradually. I hope you have many pain-free miles ahead of you.
06-30-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,571
Posted By Banded Krait

Thank you for telling us about this incident,...

Thank you for telling us about this incident, stapfam. I hope this dangerous driver spends a long time in jail.
06-23-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By Banded Krait

Congratulations, billydonn. That is quite an...

Congratulations, billydonn. That is quite an achievement.
06-14-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,498
Posted By Banded Krait

I am glad you are going to try a 56 cm frame. ...

I am glad you are going to try a 56 cm frame. From your photographs your existing frame appears to be too small. I am 5'9", and I ride a 56 cm Trek Pilot 5.9 bike. I am an older rider, and I...
06-14-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By Banded Krait

Welcome Manny, welcome Rosemary! You'll find the...

Welcome Manny, welcome Rosemary! You'll find the 50+ forum to be a fantastic resource for the 50+ cyclist. Post often and let us know of your cycling activities.
06-14-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By Banded Krait

91-year-old sets world record in the bench press

http://www.coshoctontribune.com/viewart/20130614/SPORTS/306140013/91-year-old-sets-bench-press-record

Ninety-one year-old Sy Perlis shattered the previous record by 52 pounds! This guy is my hero.
06-14-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By Banded Krait

The odds are strongly in your favor. My mother...

The odds are strongly in your favor. My mother contracted Lyme Disease in her late 70's, but she was very lucky and caught it early. (She spotted the telltale bullseye rash as soon as it appeared.)...
Forum: Foo
06-06-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,629
Posted By Banded Krait

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=j...

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=jeanna-giese-rabies-survivor
...
05-26-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,582
Posted By Banded Krait

Sorry, I am of no help to you. My personality...

Sorry, I am of no help to you. My personality must be the exact opposite of yours, for I am almost never bored. I take a very Zen-like approach to life and try to live within the moment. I...
05-23-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,744
Posted By Banded Krait

Tom, Hypnosis can be used for some types of...

Tom,

Hypnosis can be used for some types of pain control/management. I do not know if it can be used for chronic joint pain.

If you ever want to see something mind-boggling, watch the video at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,372
Posted By Banded Krait

Yeah, that was definitely one of those, "you are...

Yeah, that was definitely one of those, "you are damned if you do, damned if you don't" kind of situations.



I agree. The rider yelled at you because you startled her. The next time, just...
05-18-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,720
Posted By Banded Krait

I am in the "don't change your user-name" camp. ...

I am in the "don't change your user-name" camp. Just change your password and increase your personal security procedures. I am very security-conscious. I work for a very large, global corporation...
05-17-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,095
Posted By Banded Krait

Whew, what a relief! As others have noted, there...

Whew, what a relief! As others have noted, there is no reason to feel embarrassment--you were the victim here. Feel free to resume posting at any time.
05-04-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,327
Posted By Banded Krait

icyclist, Thank you for the nice ride report...

icyclist,

Thank you for the nice ride report and photographs!
04-28-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Banded Krait

Thanks for the nice photographs, Lenny! They...

Thanks for the nice photographs, Lenny! They brightened my day. I am glad to hear you are finally getting some nice spring weather.
04-22-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By Banded Krait

Bikey Mikey, Thanks for the nice ride...

Bikey Mikey,

Thanks for the nice ride report--I really enjoyed it.
04-22-13, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,762
Posted By Banded Krait

OldsCOOL, I don't know about Michigan where...

OldsCOOL,

I don't know about Michigan where you live, but here in southeastern Pennsylvania where I live there is a nasty respiratory bug going around. It went through my office last week. I...
04-18-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Banded Krait

Welcome, Planemaker! I'm with you--the 50+ forum...

Welcome, Planemaker! I'm with you--the 50+ forum is a great place for us older cyclists. It's a tremendous resource for information about cycling, and the participants bring a lot of humor, wisdom,...
04-13-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By Banded Krait

Congratulations, Bikey Mikey, that is quite an...

Congratulations, Bikey Mikey, that is quite an achievement! You should be very proud. I, too, did a solo century as my first (last September), so I know exactly how you feel. Well done, sir.
03-31-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,241
Posted By Banded Krait

I am a twin (fraternal, not identical). My...

I am a twin (fraternal, not identical). My fellow students and I took an IQ test in the seventh grade. Our teacher called my twin brother and me up to her desk to tell us: (1) we tested really...
03-15-13, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By Banded Krait

NOS88, Thank you so much for posting this. ...

NOS88,

Thank you so much for posting this. What a truly inspirational story! The phrase, "Heart of a Lion" comes to mind.
03-03-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,696
Posted By Banded Krait

I am 5' 9". I was a distance runner in high...

I am 5' 9". I was a distance runner in high school and weighed 137 lb. The most I have weighed is 172 lb. That was when I was in graduate school. I got into an exteme physical fitness program...
02-27-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By Banded Krait

Al, If you stick to your plan the remainder...

Al,

If you stick to your plan the remainder of the time leading up to your century, I believe you will be fine. You may want to increase your goal of the longest ride during the week of April...
02-23-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 208,660
Posted By Banded Krait

Remembering Kirsten E. Higley of West Chester,...

Remembering Kirsten E. Higley of West Chester, Pa.:

http://www.stone-ladeau.com/obits/obituary.php?id=251652

Kirsten was killed at 7:00 a.m. on January 21, 2013, while commuting to work. The...
02-17-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By Banded Krait

As a starting point, try reading some of the...

As a starting point, try reading some of the posts in the DTV/HDTV Reception and Antenna Discussion subforum on this informative digital TV online discussion forum: http://www.dtvusaforum.com/forum/...
02-09-13, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By Banded Krait

Thank you for the notice, Bill. I will keep Ed...

Thank you for the notice, Bill. I will keep Ed and his family in my thoughts and prayers.
02-01-13, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Banded Krait

The 50+ Great American Relay

Hey Folks,

I had an idea for an event which would promote 50+ cycling and celebrate the comaraderie of the 50+ forum. This would be a relay ride across America, with the members of the 50+ forum...
02-01-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,023
Posted By Banded Krait

This past November I bought a new car--the new...

This past November I bought a new car--the new hybrid hatchback from Ford, the C-Max (see http://www.ford.com/cars/cmax/ ). My previous vehicle was a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe compact SUV.

So far, I...
01-20-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Banded Krait

At the very least, I remember to check my "ABC's"...

At the very least, I remember to check my "ABC's" (= Air pressure, Brakes, and Chain or "drivetrain").
01-20-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,072
Posted By Banded Krait

I am starting my second winter season of using a...

I am starting my second winter season of using a trainer, and this is what I estimate, as well--that riding a trainer (a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine, in my case) provides 1.5 - 2 times the workout than...
01-13-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,154
Posted By Banded Krait

I am so focused on sticking to a heathy diet that...

I am so focused on sticking to a heathy diet that I don't worry about the infrequent times I allow myself to stray. For instance, I try not to eat cheese too often due to its high saturated fat...
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