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    It took them 20 years to knock me off my bike, but they finally got me. I always say there's only to kinds of bikers
    The ones that have crashed and the ones that are going
    To crash.
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    I forgot to mention. my bikes were the peddling kind.
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    I am changing everything on my AT bike. The seat is all wrong, was to low and tilted down, the derailers are messed up. Spent a lot of time yesterday adjusting.
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    My tires came in for my road bike. Put the rear tire on, that was a big enuff job for today , pinched the tube, had to go and buy a tube repair kit.
    Put the tire back together, had another leak.
    It's almost 90 degrees out now. Decided to head for Walmart s , now they have changed the tires and tubes sizes nothing labeled with my size. Took a guess, get home and take the tube out of the box, and it has the weirdest valve stem i have ever seen, not anything like they have use in the last 100 years.
    Got it mounted up .then readjusted everything rear brake caliber gave me fits.
    I had enuf for one day.
    So now iam going to put a game camera out back somewhere, take a walk maybe get a picture.
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    Just got back from my walk in the woods, put out a trail cam, i can see i will need to take a few more trees out as well.
    I have a bunch of trees down again across my Oliver roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no primers View Post
    It took them 20 years to knock me off my bike, but they finally got me. I always say there's only to kinds of bikers
    The ones that have crashed and the ones that are going
    To crash.
    Have a great day.
    In my youth I was a motorcycle courier for a year. Got back from a job abroad and had no new contracts so my friend said 'You can ride a bike, easy money'. He was right, cept for being knocked off a few times. Anyho we used to say 'There are old bikers and bold bikers, but no old bold bikers'.

    Back on thread, I am mid sixties and swim maybe five times a week at a local club, mostly at 6.30am. Always been a swimmer, from school days and never stopped. When injured, early 30's, to the point of serious surgery the surgeon who was a diamond recommended swimming. As it works out the heart, lungs and muscles but with no strain on the joints. I said I already do, he said dont stop.

    Funny story, years later I met a US military surgeon in Arizona. I made mention the guy who fixed me, and the US guy said he trained under him on attachment to the UK. Small world.

    Thing is, when are we over the hill? I have given this way too much thought recently. Average age for a male in the UK is 80. Thus I have about 65 behind me and maybe 15 or so in front. Thats kinda thought provoking. Rather focuses the mind. So what do I do? Just carry on I spose. Go to the range, shoot as much as possible. What are we supposed to do? I dont know.. Have I bought them? My last pair of shoes I mean.

    Thank goodness I remain in very good health, no issues at all, no meds required. Never take that for granted, just thankful. I have seen how quickly things can change in others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tranteruk View Post
    In my youth I was a motorcycle courier for a year. Got back from a job abroad and had no new contracts so my friend said 'You can ride a bike, easy money'. He was right, cept for being knocked off a few times. Anyho we used to say 'There are old bikers and bold bikers, but no old bold bikers'.

    Back on thread, I am mid sixties and swim maybe five times a week at a local club, mostly at 6.30am. Always been a swimmer, from school days and never stopped. When injured, early 30's, to the point of serious surgery the surgeon who was a diamond recommended swimming. As it works out the heart, lungs and muscles but with no strain on the joints. I said I already do, he said dont stop.

    Funny story, years later I met a US military surgeon in Arizona. I made mention the guy who fixed me, and the US guy said he trained under him on attachment to the UK. Small world.

    Thing is, when are we over the hill? I have given this way too much thought recently. Average age for a male in the UK is 80. Thus I have about 65 behind me and maybe 15 or so in front. Thats kinda thought provoking. Rather focuses the mind. So what do I do? Just carry on I spose. Go to the range, shoot as much as possible. What are we supposed to do? I dont know.. Have I bought them? My last pair of shoes I mean.

    Thank goodness I remain in very good health, no issues at all, no meds required. Never take that for granted, just thankful. I have seen how quickly things can change in others.
    Amen to that. !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by no primers View Post
    This can be a place for guys trying to stay fit.
    Post , pictures/ ideas of your adventures walks, bike rides
    Things you do for fun , row your boat , paddle your kayak.
    Just going for a walk with your camera getting pictures of
    Wildlife or flowers.
    I have been walking for years 2/3/4 miles a day with my best friend maddy. She left me on April 11, at 01:30 AM.
    But i keep walking.
    And just a few day's ago i dragged out two of my bikes, i haven't road in thirty years.
    And they need work, new tires, brake pads etc.
    And on this morning's walk, i have set a goal for my self
    To ride into camp santanoni , again this fall and get some
    Great pictures to post.
    Iam 70 years old. But iam not throwing in the towel yet.
    This was yesterday picture of my AT bike after i got it out of the shed
    Look those bicycle tires over real close for cracks! I just hooked up to a trailer I haven't used in about a year & a half, and the tires are ruined from age. Great tread, but a cracked tire (without an innertube) will leave you walking, and pushing a bike with a flat tire!

    Sure wish my knees would allow me to bike again, I always loved it. Especially the long downhill parts. LOL!

    BT, I had one of those banana seat, sissy bar, high-rise handle bar, "spider bikes" we called them. I could pull a wheely and pedal for a block or two back in the day. Ya hadt'a be ready to jump past that long sissy bar if you yanked it back too far, or you'd be a soprano.......

    I'm admittedly not getting enough exercise at 60, but I didn't take very good care of this old body in my junior days. Paying the price with arthritis and a bad back. I tire too easily to suit myself these days. Maybe I should start walking a bit more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no primers View Post

    I have a bunch of trees down again across my Oliver roads.
    Hmm... I think you'll need a Husqvarna chainsaw for those.
    Have Rob bring one over!




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    Quote Originally Posted by kraynky View Post
    Look those bicycle tires over real close for cracks! I just hooked up to a trailer I haven't used in about a year & a half, and the tires are ruined from age. Great tread, but a cracked tire (without an innertube) will leave you walking, and pushing a bike with a flat tire!
    Walking is great exercise.

    Sure wish my knees would allow me to bike again, I always loved it. Especially the long downhill parts. LOL!

    BT, I had one of those banana seat, sissy bar, high-rise handle bar, "spider bikes" we called them. I could pull a wheely and pedal for a block or two back in the day. Ya hadt'a be ready to jump past that long sissy bar if you yanked it back too far, or you'd be a soprano.......

    I'm admittedly not getting enough exercise at 60, but I didn't take very good care of this old body in my junior days. Paying the price with arthritis and a bad back. I tire too easily to suit myself these days. Maybe I should start walking a bit more.
    The bikes have been in a shed never left out side, but the tires are shot, the chains are rusted, cables froze.
    Hard to believe. They weren't put in the shed that way.
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