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Sept. 20, 2021, 12:19 p.m.
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Re: Old guys who still ride (and do other demanding stuff)

No sense of fear or any notion of boundaries of physics... unreal watching this kind of stuff.

Sept. 17, 2021, 12:47 p.m.
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Re: Old guys who still ride (and do other demanding stuff)

Invincible rubbery groms are fun to ride with.  This kid ^^ is a charger.  Reminds me of my nephew.

Sept. 16, 2021, 9:12 a.m.
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Re: Old guys who still ride (and do other demanding stuff)

^^ enjoy the flight and whatever you do, don't give in to age,,,

Sept. 15, 2021, 2:21 p.m.
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Re: Old guys who still ride (and do other demanding stuff)

variability is key.  I like your mix.

I intersperse gravel, road, mtb and moto with varying intensities, terrain and durations. 

mixed with a lot of manual labor at home and a 2-a-day walk regime, it works pretty good for keeping the old guy alive. 

and plan is to get back into pushing moderate weights once the covid story in Dumbmerica  settles down... fookin Dumbmerica smh

Sept. 15, 2021, 12:35 p.m.
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Re: Old guys who still ride (and do other demanding stuff)

Big picture is big.... still breathing, still riding, Hollywood WA. You?

April 26, 2021, 11:25 a.m.
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Re: Old guys who still ride (and do other demanding stuff)

Couple days post covid jab #2, somehow convinced myself that I wasn't feeling like shite and that climbing a rock chunder road up 2200ft in 3 miles on a pinner gravel bike into the snow with relatively bald tires was a good idea.  Yep, I've made better decisions...  but at least old guy is still moving.  Gold Bar WA, not a lot unlike S2S territory, just more guns and Trump signs

April 19, 2021, 11:18 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Haha, I don't even know what hurts anymore tbh. But those ribs, damn, they take the cake for pain and being debilitative. Those mtb's are dangerous contraptions, or at least that's what people have been trying to tell me for 39yrs   :-P

April 15, 2021, 11:01 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Primo 90+km slab of land ride before work starting in darkness suffering from unseasonable cold conditions, a headlight that goes p00f and finishing up in warm n sunny bluebird with perhaps even getting a bit of sunburn and the kicker... a plateful of breakfast hot off the stove a couple minutes after arrival.  It doesn't get much better than that... at least for me

April 14, 2021, 11:36 a.m.
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Re: Who is that guy on CBC?

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: Ned

Picture the very first ride or two down the Dustbin. I have that movie and many more on the shelf :D

Trust me, from a guy who has sampled that trail at every stage of its existence, it's changed quite a lot.

Probably something like this

Think moss carpet rideable in both directions if you had the legs/inclination, minus the rocky chunder in fine stretchy pants tube socks feathered hair style... eye bleach JFC

April 13, 2021, 6:35 p.m.
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Re: Who is that guy on CBC?

Posted by: Ned

Picture the very first ride or two down the Dustbin. I have that movie and many more on the shelf :D

Trust me, from a guy who has sampled that trail at every stage of its existence, it's changed quite a lot.

Strong opinions are curiously strong...  I liked CBC before it was ever known as CBC, before it was exposed in a bike Mag article. I still ride, hope the cast of characters from this thread's era do too LOL

March 13, 2021, 10:07 p.m.
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Re: stuff that makes you happy

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Posted by: chupacabra

And here I thought I was crazy having a kid at 39.

No your not. We had twin girls at 37. Add that to our other two boys and I’m pretty sure that I will have children around my home for the rest of my life. Turns out that makes me happy.

The beautiful part of that (the around for perpetuity thing) is all the help you get. "son, can you pull the engine out of the buggy", "can you install the new tire on my moto", "I'm going riding, can you pls cut the lawn today", "pls pick me up a box of Pacifico at the store", "I'm feeling like shite and 2hrs to the closest road so pick me up at his spot" and on and on.  I gave up worrying about the grocery, insurance and other bills a long time ago... it's futile

March 10, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Just getting back on the bike after taking a slammer a few weeks ago on some ice and cracking some ribs that'd been broken previously. Hurts more and more to slam as I get older but the phrase pay-to-play comes to mind so you just have to laugh when it happens and carefully ride your road bike til you heal.

First morning ride in a few weeks. Sure helped beat back that salty feeling I've been getting lately even if the trails are pretty tame.

March 8, 2021, 1:01 p.m.
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Re: stuff that makes you happy

Liking this boating theme.  Still got a boat I drag into the waters around here on sunny days to make wife happy.  That shot looking up the Arm brings back a lot of fond thoughts from living on Panorama and paddling up to the WigWam.  Thanks for the good energy dudes, helps dilute the toxicity of some of this NBR sub

March 6, 2021, 9:05 a.m.
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Re: stuff that makes you happy

yes indeed.  the floorpan and transmission are as old as me, the rest isn't too far behind :-)

March 6, 2021, 7:48 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Classic.  I was thinking human-powered trials bike as well.

Bikes are so long now...

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