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Can't remember how it went exactly but when I was in the Services we had a sign that said something like... We don't need a fitness program. Everyone gets enough exercise jumping to conclusions, running others down, dodging responsibility...

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I eat an apple a day. Does it count?
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:41 PM
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I used to go to the gym 2x-3x per week, then I got a gf and started a different type of cardio program.
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I guess I am the only one admitting to the "no pain.....no pain". The only excersize I get is when I ride my bike. I make money sitting behind a computer screen. I am 6'2" and put in 190lbs. I can do the twisties at 8/10 all day and not even get tired. I can wear out a woman before than they can wear me out. I eat what I like and drink what I like. Who cares about the rest.
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Lucky you, Throttlemeister...
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:22 AM
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I don't know if it qualifies as lucky, but it works for me. I do think that often it works better to not worry and be yourself than to focus on perceived problems and getting your pants in a twist over it.
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im with you throttle. i am a 6', 190lbs, 49 YO business exec, who gets most of my activity doing yard work, playing with my kids and riding the donkey (i used to get the cardio workouts some of you mentioned, but i have been married 7 years, some of you may know what that means) anyway I competed from the age of 17 to 41, 50:50 between motocross racing, and then mountain bike racing (3 time regional champ), i guess a bit of that athletic momentum has allowed me to be fit with minimal input. i ride the MTB occaisionally, and the BCR as often as wifey lets me (her as well!) As far as having a regular trainingprogram: BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, SENT A POSTCARD, BOUGHT A T-SHIRT, NOT GOING BACK! I used to train for a very specific purpose, and I find it hard to get motivated to workout, just because I think its "good" for me, when I look and feel fine. To all those out there that do, ROCK ON!
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Mountain bikes here.They right trails will shape you up or kill you Very intense physical activity compared to running and bicycling on the road(it'll get you killed around here).Avoiding trees, rocks, stumps and numerous other objects carries over to your motorcycle.I believe my years of mountain bike riding have saved me many times while riding the Donkey.People always want more HP, but true performance starts with body...Ask N8
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People always want more HP, but true performance starts with body...Ask N8
My words, exactly... I see it on the track every time... after lunch, people start dropping like flies.... early afternoon and the groups usually have thinned out to half.... they are all sitting under their canopies and resting!?

That is when I am having my best times... I am tuned to the track, the heat does not bother me (summer riding in the desert around here is a good training for that!) and the track is fairly empty... I fall back a little after the start and the track is basically empty in front of me...

And the fact that dirt riding, mountain biking and such improves one's road skills is undeniable... you are more aware of your surroundings, your responses are quicker and as a result, you are just a better rider.

That, of course is MHO... yet, many successful road racers over time have come from dirt or dirt tracking... Kenny Roberts comes to mind (being that he was very successful in my generation)

I envy you guys who get away without doing to much though... and shreddr, you are just funny!
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I wish we had the oppertunity to go dirt tracking like you guys, but since you're already almost a criminal for riding on tarmac in this country, anything is just not (barely) possible. Maybe one day I will use a vacation to the USA for some dirt track training and a visit to the KC school.
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:34 AM
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I will be 55 in November. My wife and I walk about 20 minutes every morning before work and swing some hand weights. I keep two lawns mowed with a push mower and stay pretty active with gardening chores, etc. Nothing excessive. Moderation in everything...including moderation.

So far I am able to do everything that I want to do. Some just take longer than they used to. I think if I could pick one age to stay at, it would be 55. Old enough to have gained some wisdom, but still young enough to have fun and get into trouble.
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I agree that stretching is very important as you get older. I had lots of injuries in my 30s because I thought I was still young and didn't stretch and warm up properly. Doing better now (at 53).

My main exercise is road bicycling. I purchased my current bicycle and my R11S at about the same time, and now have 22,000 miles on the BMW and about 14,000 miles on the bicycle.
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That is impressive, John!
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Thanks. Its amazing how quickly the miles add up, particularly when we're lucky enough to be able to ride all winter long here in CA. (BTW, I used to have a bad knee too and bicycling helped it.)
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...yeah, that is about the only thing I could do for a while... now it's walking too... I'll stay away from running

As soon as that hole in my neck is closed I'll be out surfing again and then by the end of summer I hope to be able to kite-surf again as well...
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Good thread. Good points made by many a I sit here reading while eating a bunch of M&M's. I'll be 60 next month. I was given a fast metabolism and a good shape........142 lbs. and a 31" waist.

Just wish I could get motivated again and ride the $4,000 titanium road bike that I used to put serious miles on. Willingness and discipline I guess.
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Willingness and discipline I guess.
For me, the key is to make it fun. I can't, for example, go to the gym and work out -- too boring. In contrast, I can't wait for my bike ride every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Besides the exercise, it gets you in the zone and let's you forget your troubles for a while just like riding a motorcycle.
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I'm 57 & weigh 178, about 15lbs more then I'd like too. Late spring most of my exercise comes from stacking 10 cords of wood & yard work but I also road bike & kayak. We have 2 Soloflexs, a tread mill, stair stepper & elliptical. Wish I could say I use the exercise equipment religiously but that isn't the case. My inspiration to try harder comes from my 50 year old wife who still runs 2-3 marathons a year & runs half marathons with her girlfriend for "fun".
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Dan and John have me bracketed agewise. Without much effort I've managed to weight +- 5 pounds since high school. Wife thinks is unfair. Could be a metabolism thing but I quit when I'm full and have no urge for candy/dessert things.
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