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by Antbrewer
9 Jul 2020, 10:47am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improving prformance in elderly.
Replies: 111
Views: 2209

Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

I have never thought of my Ebike in terms of Viagra. No experience of Viagra either but I can see your thinking. ( Mind you the last thing you need whilst riding an Ebike or otherwise is the effect of such a pill!) Having just picked up this thread again I have come to a conclusion about certain pos...
by Antbrewer
29 Jun 2020, 11:08am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice, please: Orbea Gain M20 or Cannondale Synapse Neo 2
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Advice, please: Orbea Gain M20 or Cannondale Synapse Neo 2

I agree entirely with Philg and Al that to do a 7 mile commute you do not need an expensive bike. I certainly wouldn't have bought mine at the price I paid had I just wanted to use it locally and for short rides. My Cannondale is very expensive for a bit of fun? There is a wealth of superb bikes out...
by Antbrewer
27 Jun 2020, 1:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice, please: Orbea Gain M20 or Cannondale Synapse Neo 2
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Advice, please: Orbea Gain M20 or Cannondale Synapse Neo 2

jdsk I recently bought the Cannondale Synapse Neo 1. Just an upgrade and £250.00 more from the Neo 2 but basically the same. Beautiful to look at. Rides like a dream with a very comfortable geometry for me. Large battery which would easily last me a number of days in hilly terrain as I tend to only ...
by Antbrewer
27 Jun 2020, 11:05am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Thanks covid, getting a bit old how many more Alpine trips?
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Thanks covid, getting a bit old how many more Alpine trips?

Completely agree with Oldjohnw.. Ebikes.... Why the worry or shame. Seems so prevalent on the forum . Here's a thought Why not just let osteoarthritis of the hip continue deteriorating one's life without having a hip replacement? Is a replacement the beginning of the downward slope???? Not at all as...
by Antbrewer
27 Jun 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improving prformance in elderly.
Replies: 111
Views: 2209

Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Gosh you lot are up early????? Cyril my friend you do say some interesting things....... 1 ''I should not want to expose my beloved cycle to the elements,'' Surely you do this every time you are out on your bike ( overtaking all those olddies on the ebikes?) 2 ''Although I am very open to trying and...
by Antbrewer
25 Jun 2020, 8:59am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improving prformance in elderly.
Replies: 111
Views: 2209

Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

My goodness me Cyril I have to totally agree with reohn regarding your outlook on cycling and the common sense of folk both cyclists and motorists. If you didn't look after your car it would not work and in the same way those with racks etc tend to attach them to their vehicles carefully and properl...
by Antbrewer
24 Jun 2020, 3:22pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improving prformance in elderly.
Replies: 111
Views: 2209

Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Cyril...No insult intended at all. Just an observation on your post. It's great how one door opens onto another subject seamlessly??? Cycle paths are wonderful sometimes. However they can be very narrow, overgrown and in need of repair. If one can use these paths to go where they want to go then gre...
by Antbrewer
23 Jun 2020, 8:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improving prformance in elderly.
Replies: 111
Views: 2209

Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Cyril I do recall in previous posts ( which I cannot find) that you have shown a 'dislike ' for ebikes so your comments here are not altogether surprising. Way back in 2017 I decided to have a tow bar fitted and then purchased a Thule two bike rack. I now carry my wife's ebike and my own very safely...
by Antbrewer
23 Jun 2020, 1:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improving prformance in elderly.
Replies: 111
Views: 2209

Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Reohn2 I agree entirely with your thoughts. Very well put. Maybe those that ''are against ebikes' or have strong opinions such as , quote ''An electric bike by its very intention "creams off" the likely instances of increased exertion such as hills, speed and distance. . Exertion generally...
by Antbrewer
22 Jun 2020, 10:14am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improving prformance in elderly.
Replies: 111
Views: 2209

Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Antonish You may be aware of some recent posts of mine on this forum mostly centering on my purchase of an ebike. The brief history being........ I am 72 now . In 2018 and 2019 I have put my 'normal' Ridgeback tourer on an plane and flown to Salzburg to spend a fortnight touring over the alps. Not c...
by Antbrewer
19 Jun 2020, 11:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Munich to Venice
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: Munich to Venice

Thanks for the comments. As nothing is going to happen this year I have a fair time to wait and plan for any trip I intend doing. I also have some time to try to improve my fitness levels. It is quite depressing as my asthma seems to affecting the lungs more and more and any incline is a bugger. I h...
by Antbrewer
18 Jun 2020, 1:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Munich to Venice
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: Munich to Venice

Thank you for the comments.
I am particularly interested in the specific Munich Venice route. I have been in touring in Austria over the last two summers and have done the Glockner before albeit many years ago. I don't want to look at the alternatives further east.
by Antbrewer
17 Jun 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Munich to Venice
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Munich to Venice

I am sure there are some out there that have ridden the Munich to Venice route through the Alps.
I am wondering if it is something I could do next year. Perhaps train to Munich and then a leisurely ride south. Any thoughts and comments would be much appreciated
Anthony.
by Antbrewer
7 Jun 2020, 1:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: how can I fix my back pain?
Replies: 44
Views: 1135

Re: how can I fix my back pain?

Hi SparkO Yep we are all friendly 'worms' here. No problem with that. I don't want the last word in a conversation but there is just a point that I feel I must make. As I said previously I have quite considerable experience on both sides of the fence in this issue. Working in the imaging world of th...
by Antbrewer
4 Jun 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: how can I fix my back pain?
Replies: 44
Views: 1135

Re: how can I fix my back pain?

Hi Natural Ankling
Thanks for your reply. I think it is ''Okay''.
I have a Honda car ( I am not a motor bike person at all) and I think that is 'bloody fantastic' too.
Maybe we are on the same page?
Cheers

SparkO
Take care and all the best and let us know ( if you want to ) how you get on.
Anthony