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    Good morning all!

    I just got back from an early morning ride through the Lion's Club Trails spent a little over an hour in the saddle and we are going to St. James this evening to ride the trails over there. BP 120/80 Resting heart rate 60. Six days until I can order my new bike. I am anxious to get it and see how well I can rid eit. I am getting a Bikes Direct bike a gravity Bullseye Monster.

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    Another sunny day here in the Ozarks. Spent the day fishing and biking with my daughter. I really feel so much better now that the weight is starting to go. Rode some excellent singletrack and fireroads near the creek. I have begun a regimen of drinking a f4ruiiy smoothie before the ride and eating oatmeal instead of eggs. I had my daughter tow the trailer to our campsite and chained it to a tree so we could ride awhile before fishing. My heart rate was 72 bpm and went up to 100 during the ride. We rode up a decent track that probably started out as a fisherman's foot path. then it went over a long gravel bar that I had to walk my bike. We ate a trout apiece and headed home to cook two more for my wife and son. I am getting anxious for the first. then wait for 7 days and I begin to ride a fat bike again.

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    Oldbear, your posts are an inspiration to read. Keep on posting and I really hope you ride the crap out of your new bike. My 70 year old father rode my Minnesota 2.0 and loved it. I am considering buying a Night Train Bullet and giving my bike to him. If it keeps him active, then it is money well spent.

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    Thanks Galen

    Thanks Galen. I sort of use this thread to be my blog sort of. I am not that computer savy. My 9overall goal is inspire others to get off the couch and paved pathways into the dirt and better health. I hope you encourage your Dad and get him riding, because you are never to old to ride a bike. when I was 12 I used to cut grass in the next town over and rode a klunker to and from the jobs. It was in 1964. and I found that bike in a neighbor's trash. I rode it because I preferred it to a Schwinn 3 speed traveler my dad bought me earlier that summer. DFast forward 52 years later and I am still pedaling.

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    You have truly inspired me and many others.
    Fat biking is one of the most entertaining ways to increase physical and mental fitness.
    I finally installed a few comfort items to my Dolo to give a more upright ride.
    I appreciate your motivation/inspiration.
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    My ride is a lot more comfortable now.
    There is noticeably less stress on my shoulders and lower back now.

    Keep up the good work and thank you.

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    Lbs bs

    My daughter and I went to another town to ride a rails to trails bike trail , the KATY to see what they has. I mentioned that I was getting a fat bike this month and the fella working there said fat bikes are just for winter and a big fad. I noticed that there were plenty of them (at least eight) on the KATY and told him they were a good all around bike for the money. He said he would only order tires and tubes on a as need basis and then he'd mark them way up. I left the store although I wanted to buy a pedal wrench he had in stock.
    Needless to say I left his store. We went back to the katy and rode 10 miles more Having a great time. I am ordering my Gravity Bullseye Monster Friday and then by next week it should be here I stopped at a friends ho8use and had lunch and they have a precision scale and I weighed myself, 283 is my current weight! By December I should be down to 200. My goal weight is 195. I want to thank everyone for ntheir kind comments. They make me want to write even more.



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    B y the way the Miyata 710 is a 1976.

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    I'm Back!

    I'm sorry I haven't posted for awhile. I have been Offline for almost a month due to the fact I had surgery to replace my pacemaker. Band I also had no way to access the web. Got my new fat bike on July 5th and it's a Gravity Bullseye monster. I have been riding it everyday except for three days after my surgery on the on July 6. I am down to 282 lbs and I have been able to tackle some substantial hills to and from the trials at Lion's Club Park. I average 12 to 20 miles a day. My ride today was on a paved bike path here in town. My bp was 112/87 and my heartrate was 60 before the ride. mid point my heartrate went up to 110 and I felt pretty good. I checked my bp after the ride and it was 125/90 heart rate 60.

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    One big difference is I don't fall and get hurt like I do on skinny tires. Matters more as we age (53 here).
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    Good afternoon all! Just got in from riding Lion's club trails and doing some light shopping. (had to pick up Ice cream and brownie mix) I rode two laps and then headed to krogers for the stuff. We rode a total of twelve miles today and my bp only went up slightly 125/89 heart rate 112. my Monster rides like a dream. I just might change the cassette in t6he rear to one a little more compatible to the hills we take on the way to the trailhead.

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    The waiting game.

    It rained last ni8ght and early this morning here and I slept in until ten. . Visited friends and rode the Acorn Trail here in town. I will go to the cardiologist tomorrow to check on the pacemaker and get refills on my meds. My weight is now 281 and I feel good. We are playing the waiting game until the Lion's Club Park Trail dry out a bit more. I rode with some friends from a mosque and they all want fatbikes to take home to Saudi.Seems that they all bought Mongeese at wallyworld and a couple of them needed work. I was surprised how well the guys rode on them, Got the original wheels for the 1913 qnd some tires that were in my Dad's garage they are goodyear tires and are about 100 years old the bike hangs in the living room on a rack all cleaned up. The tires were wrapped in oilcloth and suffered minor rot. I hope to post pictures of the bikes soon.

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    A short absence again

    I have been remiss in not posting, but I want to remedy that.
    We have been buy riding almost every day even in the heat. I now ride two laps around the trails at Lion's Club Park. Todays ride included some 'speed work', I tried intervals on a fat bike, lol.
    My BP at the start was 114/88 heart rate 60. After the two and a half hour session my bp was 126/89 with a resting heart rate of 65.
    The weather here in south central Missouri has begun to cool today it only hit around 78 and cleared off during the afternoon,

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    More weight loss

    :Been to the doctor and my weight is now 278 and my oxygen level is up from 94 to 97 percent. Went for an early morning ride on a bike path then hit the trails about 10am, My heartrate hit 90 and when I got home after twenty minutes the rate was 56. I am amazed at what a couple of months of riding have done. I plan on getting a computer that I can use to not only keep track of milage but also record my heartrate and cadence. any body have any suggestions?I want to spend around $75 . We are planning to head to Sedona this winter if Beth can get the time off. I have seen pictures of the area and it rivals Moab. Althjough I love Moab and want to retire there. We used to live in Utah and at least once a month traveled to Moab during the Spring, early summer and fall. We haven't been there since '95 as we were working at a radio station as DJ's and Managers. At that time I had an old stumpjumper and would ride on the dirt roads surrounding the station. The station was off grid. (solar powered with propane generator back up.) It was in the SE missouri Ozarks and there was plenty of hills to conquer. If I had my fatbike back then I would have been using it to go hunting and fishing and snow riding.

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    Cataracts and surgery.

    [I][/I Went to the eye doctor today to see about getting glasses. He examined my eyes and foung a large cataract.. Going to have surgery in November. Until then I will have to use reading glasses to read. I have trepidation about this and worry it will take me off my bike for a long time.
    I did ride today after the rain quit. rode out to Dolittle to see my daughter at work. 16 miles round trip. The trails were too muddy to ride so I rode on pavement. I had a nice sandwhich with her and met her boss. I found that the Gravity Bullseye Monster does handle exceptionally well on pavement especially down hill.
    My BP this morning was 114/72 on the beginning of the ride with a heart rate of 65. I checked when I finally got home was 128/82 with a resting heart rate of 60.

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    No worries on the cataract surgery. I had both eyes done ten years ago. Down time for each was only a couple days. As far as the reading glasses get used to them as the surgery will keep your overall vision for you but there is a compromise as they replace your eyes lens with a plastic one that is basically a contac and has a set numerical reading. I.E. It does not adjust like your natural lenze when your eye tries to focus at different distances. They usually give you a lenze some where in the middle distance vision field for overall good vision but reading glasses are usually a must.

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    Cataracts and surgery pt 2

    Gcappy: Thank you for your input. I had a friend that had cataracts removed and he has reading glasses and a pair to correct the other eye.
    Today I rode a lot around town. Had to go to the real estate office to add my son to the lease and then to pick up meds. I also visited the LBS to look at the Trek Farley they have there. It is the rigid model and it looks nice, but, almost 3k I just couldn't justify getting one unless I won the Powerball. LOL. I am riding better every time I got out. My cardiologist say that all the exercise shows in that I am getting muscle tone in my legs and my belly and neck are starting to shrink. I was even told by my wife that my face looks thinner. I sure do Feel much better. I rode the acorn trail today for two hours, It is paved and fairly flat . I really am hoping that the Lion's Club Trails dry out. Today was cooler and it felt like fall. It only hit around 70 today and tomorrow promises to be almost the same. I am getting anxious for fall to come. I am ready for cooler weather and changing colors. These Ozark hill only have color for about two weeks and the there is a bite in the air that requires tights and sweats and knit wool jerseys for riding. I even got beanie for inside the helmet. I will increase time in the saddle this week and maybe ride over to St. James to ride series of mtn bike trails over there. We haven't been to the Kaintuck trails lately because of my daughters work but maybe next thursday we'll go to check out the fishing. I also want to got to Steeleville to ride some trails there. There is a hiking/biking trails over there. I am searching for winter specific cycling clothes so when the first snow hits I will be ready to ride.
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    Finally, some Kaintuck time.

    It was a little chilly here today and my daughter stopped by to take me out for some trail time there were too many people on Lion's Club, so we headed out to Kaintuck and rode for about three hours. I bought a Oxygen sensor that also tells me my heart rate. My o2 level at the start was 98% and my hjeart rate was 62. at midpoint, my o2 was 96% and my heart rate was 95. and then at the end my o2 was95% and heart rate of 98. After we got ho0me I tested again and my o2 was 98 and my heart rate dropped to 64. I am getting stronger on the climbs and don't stand up to gain 'altitude'. Here in the Ozarks our climbs can go long and gradual or be short and brutal. we get a mixt5ure out by Kaintuck. I also get some climbing when I ride around town The area has some serious climbing especially if you ride south on RTte 63. I wouldn't try riding the road that way because there's lots of traffic and it seems even in bright green clothing you are invisible. I hope you all enjoy reading this as I do enjoy relating my riding experience with you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear52 View Post
    ...I bought a Oxygen sensor that also tells me my heart rate....
    Tell me more about the oxygen sensor please. I haven't heard of those for cycling. Could be useful for monitoring training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Tell me more about the oxygen sensor please. I haven't heard of those for cycling. Could be useful for monitoring training.

    Velobike: My visiting nurse found me one and It was worn out. I looked at our local pharmacy and they had one for around 30 usd. It is small and fit ion a pocket. It reads your O2 level and pulse, (heart rate) by being placed on a finger. I have COPD and congestive heart failure and need to monitor blood pressure, Pulse , and O2 levels on a daily basis. PEACE AND FREEDOM FOR SCOTLAND, Fred

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    Ride of the day 9-14-14

    Just got back from my daily ride. My bp is 146/84 and pulse is 81. Nice and cool 69 degrees and overcast. I rode out to LIon's club park and rode the trails , I found a center place that feels great. I got into a inner rythm and I rode two laps and even got up to a nice speed in the straights. I guess it takes time to recover some on bike skills and actually find some peace like I used to fifteen years ago. I was able to concentrate and not worry in the least about the bike. When I got my fatty I used to worry that it would self destruct like the wheels on my dolomite started to do. Mind you I don't ride like some of the reg mtn bikers do, I just ride at my own pace. I am looking forward to going to the Kaintuick next Thursday to ride and do some fishing. One of these days I hope to ride to Kaintuck and spend the night in the woods. I want to do this before the fall really sets in. spend a night and ride then come home. By the way my O2 level was 98 constantly during the ride and post ride. I really do hope that these posts help some folks. I haven't heard any feedback for quite some time. PEACE Fred (aka olbear52)

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    I got a mongoose beast and dolomite.

    Beast came first. I needed a way to build my knee back up after a knee injury. I was going to get a 29" mountain bike but then id have to load up the truck and drive somewhere. Our ride a cool bike after work daily which seemed healthy. Then pack on the 50 lb weight of the bike and it's a good workout. Best part is I can ride local without touching the vehicle.

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    A good workout indeed.

    ImaBum: Cycling is, at least for me, an excellent workout. Although the Dolomite is a little on the heavy side, it can provide that platform you need. I started on a Dolo. I gave it to my son and my wife allowed me to buy my current fatty a Gravity Bullseye Monster. I too ride daily. I average 12 to 15 miles and have lost twenty pounds I usually ride on trails five days a week. I also use it for light shopping and errands around town. I did the same with the Dolo. I would encourage you ti keep up the exercise. It will do you knees some good and if you have unwanted pounds they will melt away.

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    BEST EXERCISE in the WORLD ( Cycling )

    i am 45yrs of age & i have been riding sense i was 3yrs old.
    i work 3 days a week Sun Mon Tue .
    off on Wed Thur Fri Sat .
    on my work days . after work . me & wife ride 8 miles . our street that loops around in a circle is 4 miles . so we ride around it 2 times .
    on my days off we ride 40 to 60 miles around the Valley or other Cities .

    & all that on this !!!
    FatAlbert333 Ride Ride & Ride & Ride Even More !!!

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    More EXERCISE

    was riding from pier to pier back & forth from Santa Monica to Venice , in California . this is a clip from the end of the day after riding for 4hrs .

    FatAlbert333 Ride Ride & Ride & Ride Even More !!!

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    End of Day

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    FatAlbert333 Ride Ride & Ride & Ride Even More !!!

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    Neat Looking Fatty!

    FatAlbert333: Neat looking bike! My son has a Beast and loves it. I admire what you have done with it and admire even more your dedication to cycling. My ride today was for four hours. Rode a bunch of loops on our local trail. Around six. My bike handling skills are coming back more and more every time I ride. I even did a track stand on the way home. I just can't wait to get a cycling computer to keep a record of my progress. That will come on the third. Keep on ridin'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear52 View Post
    FatAlbert333: Neat looking bike! My son has a Beast and loves it. I admire what you have done with it and admire even more your dedication to cycling. My ride today was for four hours. Rode a bunch of loops on our local trail. Around six. My bike handling skills are coming back more and more every time I ride. I even did a track stand on the way home. I just can't wait to get a cycling computer to keep a record of my progress. That will come on the third. Keep on ridin'!
    Thanks !!! & keep on Riding yourself . Eat Healthy Too !!! ......Lot of Fruits Veggies Grains Nuts & Sea Food Too !!! ..... i have been drinking silk almond banana milk shakes since i was 5yrs of age .....Every morning i put in my pitcher of my blender = 2 bananas 2 raw eggs & almond milk filled half way & Yum Yum !!! .....You could do 1 & 1 & almond milk if You dont have any problems with Dairy ....... Latrz Gatrz & BEAST OUT !!! .....when You have a chance check out my Forum . Its Dedicated to all MONGOOSE FAT BIKES . (MONGOOSE FAT BIKES - Index ) ...... My YouTube channel Name is ( VeeDubzBugz )
    FatAlbert333 Ride Ride & Ride & Ride Even More !!!

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    My longest ride yet.

    Today I took my longest ride yet. Started at 9am and was gone until 6pm. I rode to St. James and did some laps on the Mtn Bike trails there. I also stopped at a church in toiwn to go to their giveaway of clothes and had a breakfast with milk, apple juice and pancakes. I also rode a piece of road out of St. James that took me back to Rolla and enjoyed all the Miles I put on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear52 View Post
    ImaBum: Cycling is, at least for me, an excellent workout. Although the Dolomite is a little on the heavy side, it can provide that platform you need. I started on a Dolo. I gave it to my son and my wife allowed me to buy my current fatty a Gravity Bullseye Monster. I too ride daily. I average 12 to 15 miles and have lost twenty pounds I usually ride on trails five days a week. I also use it for light shopping and errands around town. I did the same with the Dolo. I would encourage you ti keep up the exercise. It will do you knees some good and if you have unwanted pounds they will melt away.
    Thankfully weight wise Iím spot on. Could use a few pounds if anything. But yes the bike is heavy and great workout. Which is good for me. Canít be an out of shape LEO. And pushing a 50lb bike on the daily sure does help with endurance. When I run itís like my upper body is trying to keep up with me legs. haha!

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    Way to go!

    Way to go, ImaBum! . I am proud that you are using your Dolo as a tool for fitness. There are things you can do to reduce the weight of the Dolo. Go to the Bikesdirect website and order a pair of the Mission tires and maybe change the tubes. I put a used pair of Surly Larry tires on my Dolo and it really made a difference. On my current bike I am waiting for spring for new tires. Probably go with some 45North Huskerdu's. or maybe I will get a pair for Christmas. lol As far as my own health and fitness goes I am down to 281 and my Heart doctor can see marked improvement in the muscles of my legs. I do need to get some cycling shorts with padding as the shorts I am using are basically built for swimming. (my butt gets a little sore.) I hope to get down to 200 by February. I eat sensibly and watch my salt intake and don't eat refined sugar. and watch my carbohydrate intake. I have Diabetes and Congestive Heart Failure, and monitor my vitals every time I ride. At 62 I feel like I am getting in better shape.

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    Hey thatís pretty damn good dude! Hopefully you get there. I donít see why not. Youíre a young buck that can ride so pedal on. Pedal on!

    Are you retired or limited work? I think using a bike provides a good few good outlets. Not only to provide great rewards in the health department but also allowing you to explore and see the sights and sounds around you. All while keeping you active and busy.

    I personally donít mind the weight as much. These are the first two bikes Iíve purchased/rode in roughly 15 years. So with the lack of memory of how it ďused to beĒ back in the day - the weight doesnít seem like much of an issue. Iím more of a slow go and enjoy the view kinda guy. Iím not looking for speed and enjoy pushing the weight around.

    However for my Beast I may upgrade the tires/tubes as I live in a hilly area and I enjoy riding the Beast around the neighborhood with my girl so having a little less weight to push for 5-10 miles would be a welcome.

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    'Back in the day'? lol I can remember the first Mountain bikes that came out. We owned a pair of Bianchi Grizzlies in '84. I sold a road racing bike to get. Those were traded off because I had warranty problems with the frame on min*/e.As far as my other Mountain Bikes go I have owned GT's, Redline Scott, specialized, Trek and now my gravity Bullseye Monster.

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    Retired

    ImaBum: I am a retired Radio DJ/Mechanical assembler. I retired from the broadcast iondustry in 2006 after close to 15 years on the air. I suffered my second heart attack and mini stroke in 2005 and my Doctor wanted me to tale it easy and get into an airconditioned building. I don't regret retiring and sometimes I miss being on the air but life goes on and now I just take it one day at a time. my wife is disabled and I am her caregiver part time.

    Today was a restday. My legs were sore from riding so much yesterday. I am looking at chamios lined shorts to relieve some of the chaffing too.

    I also started saving for a motobecane Lurch with a bluto fork. once I get 600 saved my son is going to make up the difference by buying my Gravity Bullseye Monster. it will be an early birthday present sometime early in 2015. (February or March). I guess you'd say I am addicted to cycling! Peace and lotsa miles to all.Fred

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    A good day.

    I spent four hours riding today. found a bunch of back road gravel and rode following them and riding some trails that led to a creek. I think I found a new fishing area. the water was sure cold enough.

    I hit 279 today too.

    On another note, I am glad that someone got rid of post that a fella wrote complaining about Fat Bikers that use frame bags and ssuch. way to go to the powers that be

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    Great job, keep it up!
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    Love reading this thread and hearing about your weight loss and enjoying it.

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    A short hospiyal stay.......

    I just got released from the Hospital........I had a minor stroke and had to stay for two days. I've mostly recovered from it except my left arm has slight weakness. The staff at the Medical Center were wonderful and took excellent care of me. The big thing is that we found out that instead of operating at 25%-35% my heart has improved to the point where it functions at 35%-45%! It owe it all to fat biking and a wise diet. The only bummer is I can't ride for two more days. So stay tuned for more information as it becomes availiable.

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    Also I am down to 275 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear52 View Post
    I just got released from the Hospital........I had a minor stroke and had to stay for two days. I've mostly recovered from it except my left arm has slight weakness. The staff at the Medical Center were wonderful and took excellent care of me. The big thing is that we found out that instead of operating at 25%-35% my heart has improved to the point where it functions at 35%-45%! It owe it all to fat biking and a wise diet. The only bummer is I can't ride for two more days. So stay tuned for more information as it becomes availiable.
    Hope you feel better and recover completely. I am loving this thread because I can relate a little. You take care of yourself and keep the rubber side down.

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    Oldbear, rest up and heal up, and then get back out there.

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    Great thread Oldbear and happy to hear you are out of the hospital (wishing you better days). I'm 56 and way fat with a right knee that is bugging me. After reading your thread and others I decided to buy a matte black bullseye monster. I am hoping to join the "Getting Healthier" club real soon.

    PS- Listen to your Dr's, my pops has a defib and I know just how important it is to follow orders!

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    A little revision........

    I just looked at my discharge papers and found out that my final weight upon leaving the hospital was 269! I need to buy an accurate scale to use at home. Tequilasunset: when I first began this quest I weighed in around 313. I really encourage you to keep on riding and make sure your bike is set up for your own body type. Make sure the saddle is level and that you have it set so you can effectively pedal. My own rule of thumb, at least for me is that the saddle tip comes up to my tailbone (roughly 27"). As an old school dirthead I set up the saddle so that when my foot is on the pedal in the six o'clock position that my kneecap lines up with the ball of my foot when the ball is over the axle. Annnd I set up the saddle so that the tips of my fingers rest across the stem touching the front of the stem when the arm is placed against the tip of the saddle and extended towards the bars. It's a little old school but it works for me. I am 6'1" with an inseam of 32. and by the way I am 62. but when I am on my bike I feel like I did out in Utah 19 years ago. Thanks for all the kind comments. PEACE! Fred

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    So oldbear52, how are you feeling and have you been able to get back on your bike yet? I hope you are feeling better. Keep up the nice play and weight loss.

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    Just tonight and then I ride!

    robertdavid: Tomorrow I ride. Short trip to Lion's Club Park and the trails there . Maybe one lap. Except for a stinky running nose I feel pretty good the weakness has left the left side of my body so I ready to go. I JUST CAN'T WAIT!

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    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Take care and keep us/me posted on your progress.

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    First day back!

    I finally got back on the bike and tearing up the trails, sort of. I rode about 25 miles today and it felt GREAT! I rode the lions club trails and some gravel roads with the daughter. My BP was 118/89 when I started with a pulse of 65. I noticed that some of the hills aren't as steep as I am getting into better shape. I love the stares and some of the questions thrown my way. The majority of comments are about the bikes tires and their aboloity to ride over stuff. When we got home and after a twenty minute rest my BP was back down to 118/87 and my pulse was 70. We are planning a trip to Moab next spring as soon as my buddy gets his car and Bike. (aGravity Bullseye Monster of course). We also plan to ride part of an old rr bed down in the Durango area from a Rail Road that died in 1951 called the Rio Grande Southern. We will first doi a training ride on the KATYT Trail a rail to trail conversion that runs from St. Charles Mo. t

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    to sedalia Mo. We will ride the portion that runs from Jefferson City to Columbia Mo. It will be a good stretch of our legs. It is fairly flat with sections that run parallel to the Missouri River. It is fine gravel so you get all kinds of cyclists. No one rides it in winter so I might take the bike up then. until tomorrow ride on! Fred

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    Glad to hear you are back in the saddle. Have fun but listen to your body.

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    Thanks

    Thanks Robertdavid. I just fell good. No soreness ans no red ring about the bum either. You know it takes time to 'toughen' up the posterior. My legs don't get as wobbly after the rides either. Now when Wednesday comes around I have to buy a home scale to keep a record of my weight.

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    Another day another 25 miles.

    I rode out to Dolittle and back today and found even more gravel to shred. Had a nice sandwich and a diet Dr. Pepper cherry. The ride has got a couple hills that I am starting to be able to ride over. and alrhough it's on pavement I isn't all that bad. My BP this morning was 120/84 and Pulse was 70. after I got home I checked it again and found It was 136/69 ans after twenty minutes my Pulse was back down to 70
    I will see how much I have lost tomorrow as I visit my Doctor. until then Happy Trails to you all.

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