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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Riggsbie » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:47 pm

Apple wrote:
Riggsbie wrote:Or get a recumbent and carry on riding ;-)


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Giggsbie, :shock: what is wrong with you. :shock: recumbent, I have more chances of being a pole dancer :mrgreen:


But why ? Don't knock until you have tried it......riding a recumbent or pole dancing ;-)


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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Riggsbie » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:48 pm

If you enjoy riding but can't due to a back issue, get a bike that is kind to your back ! And fast......


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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby sogood » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:20 pm

Riggsbie wrote:If you enjoy riding but can't due to a back issue, get a bike that is kind to your back ! And fast......

Ummmm.... eBike is the solution.
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:19 pm

sogood wrote:Ummmm.... eBike is the solution.

Can you see our Apple on one of these...
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or these...
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or these...
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Neither can I...
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Apple » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:35 pm

they don't look so bad :D
But I have to say they are scary on the road, I just don't like driving behind them. :?
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby sogood » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:07 pm

Apple wrote:they don't look so bad :D
But I have to say they are scary on the road, I just don't like driving behind them. :?

So buy the first one and ride it! Scare the daylight out of all the drivers around you. :mrgreen:
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby thejester » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:02 am

I have been entertained :lol: on many occasions by your posts as Pine and Apple and hope that you continue to post. :(
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby twizzle » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:33 am

Apple, before you throw in the towel... my road bikes are very limiting, I can last about an hour at speed, after which I have to get off the bike every 20 - 30 minutes and stand upright. If I want to push hard in training, it means I can only push hard every second day.

But on my TT bike - no such problem. Most people I know hate their TT bikes, I love mine because it doesn't make my back play up.
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Apple » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:46 pm

thejester wrote:I have been entertained :lol: on many occasions by your posts as Pine and Apple and hope that you continue to post. :(

Why thank you thejester, Now that I am not riding so much you may see lots of crazy posts, :mrgreen:

twizzle wrote:, I can last about an hour at speed, after which I have to get off the bike every 20 - 30 minutes and stand upright..


Twizzle, it looks like you should be joining me by the sounds of things. :twisted:

twizzle wrote:, But on my TT bike - no such problem. Most people I know hate their TT bikes, I love mine because it doesn't make my back play up.


interesting, I took my aerobars off a long time ago. :D
I will take the bike out this week, I found out why I got back pain. I spent 5 thousand dollars on a new Sealy bed and the thing is too soft, I feel like I am sleeping in quicksand. I have been sleeping on the floor until I decide what to do. Anyone want a brand new Sealy king size :roll:

Not happy at present.
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby twizzle » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:51 pm

You spent $5K on a matress instead of on a bike? Shame on you!
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Summernight » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:04 pm

I spent a lot on a mattress - one that has two hardness/softness levels so each person sleeping in the bed can have their own preference of firmness. You choose the firmness in the store and they make it for you and deliver. No more arguments!! :D

As I like to term it, I sleep on nails (the hardest option there was) and my partner sleeps on semi-cloud (there was a softness even softer than semi-cloud which I found suffocating).

The machine that gave you an indication of which firmness/softness you should choose told me I should choose semi-nails. But I am glad I chose hard.

Can you take the mattress back?
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Apple » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:24 pm

twizzle wrote:You spent $5K on a matress instead of on a bike? Shame on you!

Twizzle, my bike cost 3 times more than my matress, come on you know what I ride :roll:
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Apple » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:25 pm

Summernight wrote:I spent a lot on a mattress - one that has two hardness/softness levels so each person sleeping in the bed can have their own preference of firmness. You choose the firmness in the store and they make it for you and deliver. No more arguments!! :D

As I like to term it, I sleep on nails (the hardest option there was) and my partner sleeps on semi-cloud (there was a softness even softer than semi-cloud which I found suffocating).

The machine that gave you an indication of which firmness/softness you should choose told me I should choose semi-nails. But I am glad I chose hard.

Can you take the mattress back?

No I can take it back, I also like it hard just like my men the company will change the top layer on Wednesday to semi firm. If I am not happy I will just kiss the crapolla away and get a new one :?
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby twizzle » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:28 pm

Apple wrote:
twizzle wrote:You spent $5K on a matress instead of on a bike? Shame on you!

Twizzle, my bike cost 3 times more than my matress, come on you know what I ride :roll:


Yes, but read another way, it's $5K for "bling". You *know* you want some Zipp tubulars for riding for coffee. :)
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Summernight » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:55 pm

Apple wrote:No I can take it back, I also like it hard just like my men the company will change the top layer on Wednesday to semi firm. If I am not happy I will just kiss the crapolla away and get a new one :?



Yes, I have discovered there are other uses for the hard side of the mattress that the soft side just can't handle. :lol:
Do you have an option harder than semi-firm that they can fit? The new expensive (and heavy) mattresses have an extra padding of the latex on the top of the mattress which also softens the firmness of the mattress further so if you've got one of those types a firmer mattress may be exactly what you need.

From my experience if you bought cloud the only thing you could do on it is sleep. You'd have to have another mattress for other non-sleeping activities or use the floor... :mrgreen:

We got ours from Snooze about 2 years ago now. We didn't choose the thickest latex covering (too expensive) and I think that was a good choice.


Does the change in mattress mean you will no longer hang up the bike?
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Apple » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:36 pm

Summernight wrote:Does the change in mattress mean you will no longer hang up the bike?

:D thats right, now that I know it was not due to my slipped disc issues from before. The bike will be hung on me :mrgreen: or I will be hanging on the bike :D
it has been 5 weeks since I rode it but tomorrow I will test it in the park
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:06 pm

Apple wrote:...tomorrow I will test it in the park

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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:40 am

We exercise to make ourselves better, its time to find the correct exercises to assist your back. Then you can get back to what you love.

In the meantime its time to find out which men look good in budgie smugglers
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby philip » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:15 am

Sad to see this thread, I really hope you can get it sorted and keep riding pine!
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:34 pm

What you talkin about Apple??????????????????????

Wash your mouth out with Cod Liver oil and then slap yourself serverely about the head. Now do you still feel the pain in your back. :mrgreen:

Still no reason for you to go awol from here. :wink:

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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Apple » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:02 pm

Thanks foo and philip, I didnt take the bike out today :( got to busy in the office but I will ride again soon. It just means that I will have to start up again like a Nana :?
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:51 pm

That's a good girl! :lol:

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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby winstonw » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:09 pm

Apple wrote:...and needed a disc operation......but I did have a setback one year later and needed another big back operation.....Well the good old back is playing up once again


Out of curiosity, do your Australian GPs/specialists/surgeons agree you should stop cycling?
What healthy activity have you replaced cycling with? :shock:

From your avatar pic, could it be you just prefer to rest for a bit, as part of a periodization macrocycle?
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby Apple » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:42 pm

winstonw wrote:Out of curiosity, do your Australian GPs/specialists/surgeons agree you should stop cycling?
What healthy activity have you replaced cycling with? :shock:

From your avatar pic, could it be you just prefer to rest for a bit, as part of a periodization macrocycle?


No they didn’t say that I should stop cycling, but I think I have bipolar and compulsive obsessive behaviour. :shock: I just tend to go too hard if I see cyclists I tend to want to ride with them and keep up. I also ride with much stronger groups then me. Not good when you get spat out the back like a toilet motion :?
my avatar pic is coffee that’s just what I like to drink when I am not drinking French champagne. 8)
Mind you I think a nice glass of red is nice too. Maybe it’s time to change my avatar. :mrgreen:
So you ask what other exercise I do to replace cycling, I am exercising my mouth gland. :evil:

I just need to hit myslef over the head just like foo said and get on with it. But it is hard to get motivated time after time. :)
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Re: It is time to hang up my bike

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:33 pm

Just get over riding fast. How about taking up Audax?
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