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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:59 am

Surprised pb hasn't chimed in by now. That title is begging for it. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:55 am

For some reason I thought this was a follow-up to the "Check your six" thread. clown
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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:59 am

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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:09 pm

SWIM! Easier on the WHOLE body. EXCELLENT cardio and tones ALL muscles and feels good Razz Been swimming three times a week for the last 10 years and it works !
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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:23 pm

Buy an indoor stationary bike with a screen display and programs that allow you to race with yourself or the programs. You can do it when weather is lousy, in any season, at night, while you're watching teevee or drunking a beer, in your PJs, and you'll never get bitten by a dog or run over by some texting idiot in an SUV.

When the weather is good, you can go for a nice stroll.
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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:28 pm

A stationary bike has many faults and only some virtues.

Boring boring boring- you are not entertained by the ambient environment, temperature, wind, the smell of the fresh air, not to mention the flow of the terrain and the structures on it. This substance and variety will help you exercise again when the benefits of the bike wax and wane.

If you put time and a reasonable amount of money into the bike you purchase, it will be a joy to ride. A light and flexible alloy frame will make you think you are riding a thoroughbred. The technology used in mid to high-grade pipes has changed greatly over the last 40 years, especially wheels-tires and rims-and derailleur and brake shifters/handles. All the control mechanisms are available to you on the handlebars. Today's multi-gear pipes are safer and easier to handle.

By comparison a stationary bike is just a lunk in front of a tv.
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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:31 pm

I agree. A stationary bike is just another excuse to stay indoors. Another couch, albeit shaped differently. Shun the gym. Embrace your feet. They know whar to do. Follow your feet!
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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:41 pm

Buckshot wrote:
For some reason I thought this was a follow-up to the "Check your six" thread. clown

Thread-win. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:45 pm

But I think all cardio exercise is boring. The single biggest minus about real bikes on real roads (and it's a total deal breaker for me) is very large vehicles, many produced with built-in blind spots, driven by monkeys.

Full disclosure: I had an uncle who survived a couple of wars but, while riding his bike on a street in Texas, was struck, killed and left by the side of the road by a hit-and-run "driver." For me, bikes give insufficient protection to the rider in a very hostile environment.

Trail bikers encounter fewer large metal objects but, in that venue, I'll use my hiking boots.

On an indoor bike you may not see much scenery, but you don't have to be constantly watchful for whatever might be bearing down on you. I just turn it on, pick a program, get my HR up to 80 per of max, hold it there for forty minutes, and I'm on to the Next Big Thing for the day.

To each his own.

But you're outgunned, so keep your eyes peeled, for crissake.
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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:06 pm

Was biking to work a few years ago and this corvette was waiting to merge in traffic from a bar parking lot. I stopped short right in front of them and waved. Couldn't see inside cause of the tint, waited about 30 seconds and started to go. Well thank god for big stupid mufflers , I heard the rev and sprung forward. They caught the rear tire and knocked the bike from under me. I landed on my feet and started stringing profanity before I hit the ground. They stopped saw me hopping up and down then burned rubber. Bike was fine but I was shaking mad. Ass hats. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:24 pm

alfredo_buscatti wrote:
A stationary bike has many faults and only some virtues.

Boring boring boring- you are not entertained by the ambient environment, temperature, wind, the smell of the fresh air, not to mention the flow of the terrain and the structures on it. This substance and variety will help you exercise again when the benefits of the bike wax and wane.

If you put time and a reasonable amount of money into the bike you purchase, it will be a joy to ride. A light and flexible alloy frame will make you think you are riding a thoroughbred. The technology used in mid to high-grade pipes has changed greatly over the last 40 years, especially wheels-tires and rims-and derailleur and brake shifters/handles. All the control mechanisms are available to you on the handlebars. Today's multi-gear pipes are safer and easier to handle.

By comparison a stationary bike is just a lunk in front of a tv.

i like how you said pipes instead of bikes and it took this long for someone to notice. one track minds around here Laughing

i have an allez right now, and i had the sectuer. the allez is a little lighter but way more aggressive. it's a race bike. the sectuer is for riding ALL DAY! definitely ride one. let me know if i can help you out at all. it sounds like you have a great bike shop, though. i've been working in the bike industry for just under ten years, and i'm a little biased towards Specialized, but i'm here if you need any more info!
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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:34 pm

Thank you sir Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:48 pm

Swapped the MDS seat out for a cheapo Schwinn gel padded comfort seat with cut out, made a world of difference. Rode an hour earlier today, wonderful.

It's still a cheap beater of a bike, and a bit too small (raising the bars helped), but at least it's comfortable to ride. By mid summer I'll know exactly what I need, what kind of riding I prefer, what my body can handle.

Hope it's a good summer for overtime, I'm pretty sure it's gonna be the Secteur Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:58 pm

Got out today before the rain hit (California in March, it's 72 degrees outside and raining right now) and put in a 12 mile ride around Lake Natoma. Took me 1 hour 20 minutes. For an old fart on a cheapo second hand mountain bike on his fourth ride since the Reagan administration, I'll take it as a victory. Made it all the way around, over little hills that were pretty small but felt pretty big, and had a litle left in the tank when I was done. Not as bad as I has feared Smile The seat did it's job. It's not perfect, but my ass no longer hurts cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:08 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Got out today before the rain hit (California in March, it's 72 degrees outside and raining right now) and put in a 12 mile ride around Lake Natoma. Took me 1 hour 20 minutes. For an old fart on a cheapo second hand mountain bike on his fourth ride since the Reagan administration, I'll take it as a victory. Made it all the way around, over little hills that were pretty small but felt pretty big, and had a litle left in the tank when I was done. Not as bad as I has feared Smile The seat did it's job. It's not perfect, but my ass no longer hurts cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:24 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:28 am

PD, it sounds like you suffer from extremitus. If you are going to push yourself you have to have the right equipment. Especially past your 40's. I'm there too. :/

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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:53 am

Puff Daddy wrote:
Got out today before the rain hit (California in March, it's 72 degrees outside and raining right now) and put in a 12 mile ride around Lake Natoma. Took me 1 hour 20 minutes. For an old fart on a cheapo second hand mountain bike on his fourth ride since the Reagan administration, I'll take it as a victory. Made it all the way around, over little hills that were pretty small but felt pretty big, and had a litle left in the tank when I was done. Not as bad as I has feared Smile The seat did it's job. It's not perfect, but my ass no longer hurts cheers


Congrats PD! Keep at it.
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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:09 pm

Is pedaling in the rain in flip flops comfortable? That's all I want to know. I mean, I already know there's wine glass holders for bikes, that's pretty cool, I guess.

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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:51 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Is pedaling in the rain in flip flops comfortable? That's all I want to know. I mean, I already know there's wine glass holders for bikes, that's pretty cool, I guess.

Cool

Flip flops? How guache of you. They are custom designer summer cycling low profile integrated single strap orthotic footbed platforms. And wine glass holders are for amateurs. The hardcore cyclists use camelback wine systems Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:16 pm

Hey, one guy that moved here from Portland had 40oz bottle holders for his bikes... *shrug*

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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:24 pm

His cycling jersey probably had the Olde English 800 logo on it drunken

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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:37 pm

More it was a "M.A.D.D." jersey...you know, to be...ironic. Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: Ouch, my ass hurts.   Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:55 pm

PD, I will look for you my next trip around Lake Natoma. I will look for someone with a pipe streaming smoke. lol!

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