Part of My Tactical Training

Part of My Tactical Training

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    Part of My Tactical Training

    Includes physical conditioning. For me, much of that conditioning involves low to no impact exercise. Bicycling is the most enjoyable, bang for my buck exercise I have. It's a sunny 19 degrees out, with a six-knot wind out of the north. I'll see you when I get back!
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    We have pedal pushers by the hundreds during the Spring-Summer & Fall but not so much during the Winter. Our residence is adjacent to a recreation area. Thus we also have the Foot-Pounders. Then there are the lost Souls whom wonder out of the woods, thus we run a shuttle service of sorts on occasion so they may get back where they've parked their vehicles. We've gained a certain amount of experience in bicycle minor repairs and adjustments. Some of the bikes made with composite materials are $$$$$$$!
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    Mike,
    You need some better foot covering. Or at least get the winter shoe covers that are used with clipless pedals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis40x View Post
    We have pedal pushers by the hundreds during the Spring-Summer & Fall but not so much during the Winter. Our residence is adjacent to a recreation area. Thus we also have the Foot-Pounders. Then there are the lost Souls whom wonder out of the woods, thus we run a shuttle service of sorts on occasion so they may get back where they've parked their vehicles. We've gained a certain amount of experience in bicycle minor repairs and adjustments. Some of the bikes made with composite materials are $$$$$$$!
    I live in a great area for bicycling. When the sun is shining and the temp is comfortable, cyclists are everywhere. When it dips below fifty degrees or so, I pretty much have the roads to myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dial1911 View Post
    Mike,
    You need some better foot covering. Or at least get the winter shoe covers that are used with clipless pedals.

    I don't clip in during cold weather. My Asics runners work fine down to about thirty degrees. Below that, my Vasque hikers are my go-to footgear for riding.
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    I have two "mountain bike's, and try to get a couple of miles in, 3 time's a week. I do need to continue my "lite weight loss program" I'm the about same height as you/waist size, but didn't quite hit your weight, when I decided to shed some baggage. Also, I'm a few years ahead of you, so it's been hard to get started. One advantage: I'm a "few mile's south"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete63 View Post
    I have two "mountain bike's, and try to get a couple of miles in, 3 time's a week. I do need to continue my "lite weight loss program" I'm the about same height as you/waist size, but didn't quite hit your weight, when I decided to shed some baggage. Also, I'm a few years ahead of you, so it's been hard to get started. One advantage: I'm a "few mile's south"!
    I might be getting a bit obsessive about the weight thing, but it's working out. I got the new gravel bike a month ago while I was on hiatus from the forum, and have managed to average about nine miles/day on it since I got it. I've dropped four more pounds in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I might be getting a bit obsessive about the weight thing, but it's working out. I got the new gravel bike a month ago while I was on hiatus from the forum, and have managed to average about nine miles/day on it since I got it. I've dropped four more pounds in the process.


    Cool! Total weight loss goal for me is only about 12#. Main thing for me is keeping my legs strong/in good shape for handling my M/C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete63 View Post
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    Cool! Total weight loss goal for me is only about 12#. Main thing for me is keeping my legs strong/in good shape for handling my M/C.
    Here is the pic that sealed the weight loss deal for me, taken in Israel in July of 2018. I was about 225 lbs in that pic. By October of that year I had gotten it down to around 207. A month ago, I was down to 190-191. This morning I was at 187. I've taken maybe ten inches off that bulge below my diaphram, and four inches off my waist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Here is the pic that sealed the weight loss deal for me, taken in Israel in July of 2018. I was about 225 lbs
    Yep - you for sure had the pending heart attack/diabetes belly, Mike. Hearty congratulations on your success thus far with both the weight loss and the exercise plan. Although: No way would I be out on a bicycle in that weather even in my younger days. We have a good quality stationary bike in the spare bedroom/gun cleaning/etc. room. Not that it gets used, but it is there.
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    You're nuts. Smart, but nuts.

    I'm holding firm at -80 pounds. The knees aren't ready for a moving bicycle yet. The folks at PT freaked out when I mentioned climbing a ladder yesterday. I told them I needed to get up on the roof but it would have to wait until next week.

    It's kind of funny. I decided a stationary bike would be just the workout my knees needed. Usually all I'd have to do is drive around on trash pick-up night and there'd be a half dozen out on the curb. Now I can't find one anywhere, not even in the Goodwill/thrift stores!
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    I’ve got a really good mountain bike that I need to have work done on, because I have let it sit and collect dust.

    I probably need to get back in to that since my knees are not liking the running.
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    Studded tires on that bike ? Looks icy in that pic !
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man* View Post
    I’ve got a really good mountain bike that I need to have work done on, because I have let it sit and collect dust.

    I probably need to get back in to that since my knees are not liking the running.
    Bicycling is about as impact-free as it gets for me.
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