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Old 02-05-2013, 07:14 PM   #16
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when I was riding 40,000 miles a year for 13 years.... believe me I was fit ! I was just a skinny little guy... (still am I guess LOL) but there's a lot going on when riding a bike... my hands,especially, were extremely strong to the point that my 6ft2 built like a brickshithouse friend could not pull apart my finger and thumb when I put the tips together LOL
ALSO, of course, riding a bike is fantastic meditation... that is the place when you can set your mind free and think clearly ... OMMMMMM...
wow - that's a ton of miles ! part of the enjoyment is the precision of a good road bike on a twisty backroad.
I may plan a trip to rural Quebec in the future - I hear there are some fantastic cycling routes.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:03 AM   #17
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wow - that's a ton of miles ! part of the enjoyment is the precision of a good road bike on a twisty backroad.
I may plan a trip to rural Quebec in the future - I hear there are some fantastic cycling routes.

to be honest, I got back to having a bike under me again after some time of being "single" again lol.... so only the past couple of years,actually thanks to my son that made me realise I no longer had an excuse not to get a bike again, and I havn't YET really managed to get out into "the wild", bringing up 2 kids and work at a white water rafting company (in the summer), however there is a ton of "adventure" motorcycling going on over here ! I watch them pass me as I am driving a bunch of bikini clad girls along the river... and wondering hmm .. "which would I rather be doing?" >
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:31 AM   #18
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to be honest, I got back to having a bike under me again after some time of being "single" again lol.... so only the past couple of years,actually thanks to my son that made me realise I no longer had an excuse not to get a bike again, and I havn't YET really managed to get out into "the wild", bringing up 2 kids and work at a white water rafting company (in the summer), however there is a ton of "adventure" motorcycling going on over here ! I watch them pass me as I am driving a bunch of bikini clad girls along the river... and wondering hmm .. "which would I rather be doing?" >
teach them to ride and bring them..... for your friends...
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:47 AM   #19
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teach them to ride and bring them..... for your friends...
yup... my son is 15 and already had a couple of bikes just that he has his eyes on mine too ! as to my 17 year old daughter , well she did ride his little xr80 some years back and was pretty good too... however... that may be more of a challenge.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:55 PM   #20
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Dr650bc,

If you would like, I'll give you a complimentary hour of my time to consult with you about your fitness program and make sure that your efforts are the most effective and efficient use of your time. Perhaps we can save you some gym time that you can then put into riding.

We are both in Vancouver so meeting up shouldn't be difficult . I have owned my fitness/personal training company for 12 years. We work with everyone from 8 to 85 yrs old. I currently have one person that's very active on this forum training with us and I did some consulting with Don Hatton for his most recent run at Dakar.

My philosophy is 'training for the sport of life'. In short, we train to put our bodies in a position to do what we want to do, when we want to do it. Some people train for a certain event, some just want more energy at the end of a long day, and some want to do more pain free miles on a bike.

I hate to see someone give up something they love in order to focus on fitness, especially when the goal of a healthy and fit body is to be able to use it for the things you love.

PM me if I can be of assistance.

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #21
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A few years back, my youngest boy took an interest in motocross. I drove him to the club track a couple of evenings a week and to the races on the weekends. He convinced me that if I was already at the track with him that I should be riding too. I had been away from motocross for over 30 years but decided what the heck lets give it a go. I had forgotten how much fun it was. Since then I've been working out 4 times a week at the gym to get into the best shape possible so I can do my very best on the track. Last year at 55 I finished 3rd in class for the season.
Getting back into motocross has inspired me to get into the best shape I've been in over 30 years.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #22
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A few years back, my youngest boy took an interest in motocross. I drove him to the club track a couple of evenings a week and to the races on the weekends. He convinced me that if I was already at the track with him that I should be riding too. I had been away from motocross for over 30 years but decided what the heck lets give it a go. I had forgotten how much fun it was. Since then I've been working out 4 times a week at the gym to get into the best shape possible so I can do my very best on the track. Last year at 55 I finished 3rd in class for the season.
Getting back into motocross has inspired me to get into the best shape I've been in over 30 years.
AWESOME !!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:09 PM   #23
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A few years back, my youngest boy took an interest in motocross. I drove him to the club track a couple of evenings a week and to the races on the weekends. He convinced me that if I was already at the track with him that I should be riding too. I had been away from motocross for over 30 years but decided what the heck lets give it a go. I had forgotten how much fun it was. Since then I've been working out 4 times a week at the gym to get into the best shape possible so I can do my very best on the track. Last year at 55 I finished 3rd in class for the season.
Getting back into motocross has inspired me to get into the best shape I've been in over 30 years.
Wow - what a great feeling to find something you and your son can both do. I believe my improved fitness will help with the off roading I plan to do this year. At 57, I feel pretty good cycling 46km in under 2 hrs. without keeling over
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:24 PM   #24
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Wow - what a great feeling to find something you and your son can both do. I believe my improved fitness will help with the off roading I plan to do this year. At 57, I feel pretty good cycling 46km in under 2 hrs. without keeling over
Ya but, it is not cycling unless it is OFFROAD!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:48 AM   #25
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Ya but, it is not cycling unless it is OFFROAD!
I agree but really can't afford to have any more off road tumbles mountain biking. Nothing in BC provides a soft landing spot.
I do enjoy trail riding but steer clear of the knarly downhills. I never did them enough to attain the required skill level
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #26
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As an "older" rider I can attest that fitness is key to adventure riding, and , for me, anything more than gravel both takes and requires a decent level.
I found this site very interesting. I immediately did the VO2 max test, and found that I was fit to ride, but could sure use some improvement. Here's the link.

http://adventure-motorcycling.blogsp...-rockport.html
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:05 PM   #27
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I'm 51 and work out regularly, just so I can live longer and ride farther and enjoy my hobby for the most time possible. I also firmly believe in the theory that riding (especially in rush hour traffic) keeps me mentally sharp.

Pretty much every hotel I stay at on a road trip has a fitness centre. Although I've seen some flea-bag motel room floors that I would not do push-ups on!
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #28
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Hopefully some of this will rub off on me. I am badly out of shape, but just can't seem to motivate myself to do anything about it. I get pretty bogged down in work, and I basically just crash when I am done.

Things must change!!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:05 PM   #29
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Hopefully some of this will rub off on me. I am badly out of shape, but just can't seem to motivate myself to do anything about it. I get pretty bogged down in work, and I basically just crash when I am done.

Things must change!!!
It's a tough cycle to break but once you do you'll find your energy level vastly improved, you're not wiped at the end of the day now from too much exercise amigo. Take it from an ex 300 pounder now living under 200.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #30
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It's a tough cycle to break but once you do you'll find your energy level vastly improved, you're not wiped at the end of the day now from too much exercise amigo. Take it from an ex 300 pounder now living under 200.
Nice!! I can stand to lose 60 pounds or so. I could use that extra energy as well!

I spend lots of money and time looking for slight power gains and weight reductions here and there on the bike. Losing 60 pounds off the rider would certainly make a difference!
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