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06-23-19, 09:34 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Did 43 miles today in warming S. Florida weather....

Did 43 miles today in warming S. Florida weather. Three of us rode ages 65, 71 and 74 (me).

However, ran across nother biker who pulled us at 18-19 MPH for several miles. Our target speed is 17...
05-19-19, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

46 miles and over 2,600 YTD

46 miles and over 2,600 YTD
04-21-19, 09:26 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Hi New Mexico Gn — congrats on doing TKR surgery....

Hi New Mexico Gn — congrats on doing TKR surgery.

First advice is to not take bikers’ advices. We are all different and don’t know you. Some TKRs don’t work as well. That said last two posters...
03-31-19, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Hey Jppe. Impressive two days regardless of...

Hey Jppe. Impressive two days regardless of speed. Keep working and speed will return.

Today did 76.7 miles over 15 MPH with a friend. Longest ride since fractured femur. Speed not what it...
03-31-19, 08:27 PM
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Earlier in March mentioned two of us wanted to...

Earlier in March mentioned two of us wanted to ride our age (74 in 10 days for me and 72 soon for friend).

Well today the stars came into alignment and we rode 76.7 miles in five hours. Goal was...
03-11-19, 01:49 PM
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Hi. Medical work done by Miami Orthopedics &...

Hi. Medical work done by Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Drs Hospital orthodedic part of Baptist, in Coral Gables. Group is highly regarded by other docs.

They specialize so surgeon who...
03-04-19, 03:38 PM
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Understand especially managing expectations. In...

Understand especially managing expectations. In same place. We seem to be doing great by all comparisons except to our former selves.

As before key is doing intervals of varying lengths, and...
03-04-19, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Thanks smoore

Thanks smoore
03-04-19, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Hi again jppe. 80 miles!!!! Great! Did 50...

Hi again jppe. 80 miles!!!! Great!

Did 50 yesterday and planning on riding age before gets too warm.

Glad to see you are back
03-04-19, 09:54 AM
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Hey jppe. See you are back. How's it going? ...

Hey jppe. See you are back. How's it going?

Any residual hip issues?

My hip okay once got a few shots but not riding at speed or distance as before.

Hope all is well.
03-04-19, 09:50 AM
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Two years after fall and broken hip. Have riden...

Two years after fall and broken hip. Have riden 8,000 miles since. Gets tougher when we are recovering at this age.

Anyways ended up doing 50 mile solo ride yesterday. Been about a year since...
10-03-18, 11:53 AM
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Wow jppe. I’m so impressed. You are a poster...

Wow jppe. I’m so impressed. You are a poster child for our generation. Seems like the hip replacement a big success in many ways.

Four of us fell on some wet ash four weeks ago. Like black...
10-03-18, 09:02 AM
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Jppe. How are you doing?

Jppe. How are you doing?
09-11-18, 09:22 AM
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Hi again jppe -- glad I told you of my break as...

Hi again jppe -- glad I told you of my break as our are two different animals. Hoping hip replacement better and quicker recovery than mine.

For all readers, the key here is as we age -- and...
09-10-18, 09:25 AM
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Hi jppe First, my break was of the neck or...

Hi jppe

First, my break was of the neck or upper part of the femur. They inserted a titanium rod with screws towards top and bottom to secure the rod. Full healing takes about 10 months. That's...
08-27-18, 04:39 AM
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Rode easy 30 miles Saturday with a friend. ...

Rode easy 30 miles Saturday with a friend. Sunday went out with older group (age 62 to 73) going 17-18 for 40 miles. Pleased given off bike due to travel for most of past 3 weeks.

Yes 73 YO and...
08-06-18, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Encouraging and uplifting thread. Started...

Encouraging and uplifting thread.

Started riding 10 years ago at 63. This year will reach 40,000 miles over the 10 years. Yes that’s correct. Worked up to 6,000 miles per year til broke hip...
08-04-18, 09:20 PM
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Did 41 Miles today with group averaging over 17...

Did 41 Miles today with group averaging over 17 MPH. First 20 Miles stayed with fast entire group and averaged 19-20.

Still getting back after serious fall last year and long vacation trips off...
07-30-18, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Hi. Long time no post. February of 2017 fell off...

Hi. Long time no post. February of 2017 fell off bike and broke hip. Don’t try it. Learned have osteoporosis which shouldn’t have been a surprise as age 71 when fell (now 73).

Rode 3,000 Miles...
10-13-16, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Ride a Cervelo R5 with Zipp 202s at 25mm. Very...

Ride a Cervelo R5 with Zipp 202s at 25mm. Very light and fast and extremely comfortable.

Bike can do a lot more than me so I know the equipment is not holding me back.

I'm 71 and today we rode...
09-25-16, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Saturday rode 73 miles over nearly 4 hours. 54...

Saturday rode 73 miles over nearly 4 hours. 54 miles with group averaging 20; overall average closer to 18.5. It's still around 90 here in S Florida.

Drink lots of water and eat well night...
09-22-16, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

As background, I'm 71 and been on road bike four...

As background, I'm 71 and been on road bike four full years. Over weight and have had total right knee replacement; left knee is so so but not a problem. Going faster each year so far and working...
09-01-16, 02:46 PM
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Thanks. One is recovering from a fall....

Thanks. One is recovering from a fall....
08-27-16, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Well as a now 71 YO I ride with medium fast group...

Well as a now 71 YO I ride with medium fast group 20+ years younger. There are four of us 68-72 in the group.

Have had two metric centuries this year averaging about 20 in moving speeds, so no...
08-25-16, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Hey sculptor. Thanks so much for sharing and...

Hey sculptor. Thanks so much for sharing and congrats on your achievements.

The point (IMHO) is everything or anything we do is good. Riding hard, or easy or not at all.

...personally...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By Miami Biker

Thanks Timothy. Actually I may be as old as many...

Thanks Timothy. Actually I may be as old as many of your grandmothers.

Idea came from my (younger) coach -- Epsom Salts are really magnesium which we apparently lose when sweating. Alternative...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Post ride: Hot Epsom salt bath for 20-25 minutes...

Post ride: Hot Epsom salt bath for 20-25 minutes helps a lot plus food and hydration mentioned post ride.

Pre ride: Extra hydration day/night before and adequate food night before

Ride Day:...
08-06-16, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

I'm 71 and weigh close to OP. First road bike...

I'm 71 and weigh close to OP. First road bike 2012 Scott CR1 with 105, upgraded wheels to Mavic aluminum. Total cost about $2,800. Served me well for two years and put about 9,000 miles on it. ...
08-05-16, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Hi Gregg Oh my you've been through so much...

Hi Gregg

Oh my you've been through so much health wise and professionally. My complements to you on having a great attitude.

Cycling changed my life starting at age 64 (now 71). Couldn't...
08-05-16, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Correcto. +1. Ditto A watt is a valid...

Correcto. +1. Ditto

A watt is a valid measure of effort. In this case the amount of effort to propel a bicycle. Be it a 150 pound bike or 15 pound bike, it measures the effort to move the bike...
08-05-16, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Some of you are unsure of a meter's value. I was...

Some of you are unsure of a meter's value. I was too for the past 2 years.

It was my coach who pressured me to get one. So I did and now I've learned it was really for him so he could help me...
08-05-16, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

A Quark Elsa RS. FYI have about a dozen...

A Quark Elsa RS.

FYI have about a dozen rides with the meter at average of 40.4 miles per trip. Average speed of 19MPH with my group.

Average Normalized Power 143 which is more telling...
08-05-16, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Hi. Recently installed a power meter and thanks...

Hi. Recently installed a power meter and thanks to your question compared the power meter to Strava for the same rides.

No surprise Strava average watts per ride is about 23% higher than my meter...
08-05-16, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

In addition to many fine posts, suggest eating...

In addition to many fine posts, suggest eating good meal night before as the body takes many hours to digest food.

Also start increasing water you drink the day before the race. And drink...
08-02-16, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Timothy and BlazingSaddles have it right. In the...

Timothy and BlazingSaddles have it right. In the beginning when we started riding all miles built up our VO2 and leg strength. Little junk miles then IMHO.

After a while we plateau unless we...
07-31-16, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Sorry for those with medical ailments, you are...

Sorry for those with medical ailments, you are truly troopers.

Since moving to South Florida started riding (8 years ago). Now ride with group whose average age is low 50s, Saturday ride 50-60...
06-19-16, 09:33 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Actually isn't cycling supposed to be ez on...

Actually isn't cycling supposed to be ez on knees?

Had a total right knee replacement 11 years ago and it's fine. Left knee was as bad in X-rays yet rheumatologist opined my active cycling likely...
06-12-16, 03:47 PM
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Views: 4,985
Posted By Miami Biker

All good advice baron. There are plenty of...

All good advice baron. There are plenty of articles on building core and good nutrition and hydration which are essential for long Summer rides. Was going to say in Miami but in SW Michigan now and...
06-12-16, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Great question and obviously we each have...

Great question and obviously we each have different takes Guess many things to me.

First a fitness activity to increase longevity, brain work, weight, stamina etc.

Second a sport in getting...
06-11-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,985
Posted By Miami Biker

Thanks RubeRad. This quote from the baron is so...

Thanks RubeRad. This quote from the baron is so encouraging, thanks. Started at 63 and now 71 riding 6,000+ miles per year. Go with fast group where average age is close to 50 and average speed...
06-11-16, 10:11 AM
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Views: 2,237
Posted By Miami Biker

Congrats. Now you get to decide what you do with...

Congrats. Now you get to decide what you do with the rest of your life. They say should be as busy in retirement as working, just doing something different. Plus chance to surround your self with...
06-11-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,985
Posted By Miami Biker

Being 71 and riding 6,000 miles per year...

Being 71 and riding 6,000 miles per year certainly interested in this thread.

That said would prefer positive stories about what we do as we age rather than the alternative.

Yes should probably...
06-07-16, 09:19 PM
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Views: 1,379
Posted By Miami Biker

Sounds like a plan. So much nicer to focus on...

Sounds like a plan. So much nicer to focus on all we have and not what we do not.

Guess having lost a wife 16 years ago my perspective may be different.
06-07-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,379
Posted By Miami Biker

Talk about bumper stickers, my son's was: "The...

Talk about bumper stickers, my son's was: "The best things in life, aren't things." Now that we understand life's priorities....

There is lots of value in being healthy, riding with friends or...
06-05-16, 12:23 PM
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Views: 4,349
Posted By Miami Biker

Hi Doug. Much like you started later, at age 63...

Hi Doug. Much like you started later, at age 63 with "old fart bike." Heavy hybrid got lungs and legs in shape over four years and asked same questions as you about what's next. By then rode...
06-05-16, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Miami Biker

Great story and inspiration for all. Congrats to...

Great story and inspiration for all. Congrats to both and their families.
05-31-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,689
Posted By Miami Biker

Started at age 63 then road biking age 67. Now...

Started at age 63 then road biking age 67. Now 71 and after 30,000 miles ride faster each year since started less than 8 years ago. In group average over 19 for 40-50 mile rides and have a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-16, 05:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,137
Posted By Miami Biker

One way to level the field is Strava. With...

One way to level the field is Strava. With premium service you can compare yourself to all riders, those in your age or weight group.

The terrain is the same and eliminates many variables. Will...
05-04-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By Miami Biker

Do you use a coach? Assume you played organized...

Do you use a coach? Assume you played organized sports before and practiced a lot to throw a ball, dribble, shoot, catch, golf etc. Anyone can ride a bike, but optimizing your effort means treating...
05-03-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By Miami Biker

Like Strava too as it provides a benchmark on...

Like Strava too as it provides a benchmark on ourselves and with others.

if you have premium you can track how well you do with those in same age or weight groups. You can track your percentile...
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