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  1. I'm with Ed. I have progressives (i.e. bifocals...

    I'm with Ed. I have progressives (i.e. bifocals that don't look like bifocals) - which are also transitions (i.e. glasses that become sunglasses when it's bright.) One pair of glasses does...
  2. ^^This^^ Exercise keeps the entire metabolism...

    ^^This^^

    Exercise keeps the entire metabolism healthy.

    Strength exercises (weights, resistance, etc.) help in different ways to cardio. They're both good in different ways - hence the earlier...
  3. My workout this morning - on my bike, attached to...

    My workout this morning - on my bike, attached to a trainer:


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  4. Then I should be dead already :lol The...

    Then I should be dead already :lol

    The so-called max heart rate is 220 minus your age. That's bogus, of course. My workouts take me at least 10 beats above that, at least once a week.


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  5. Whether this is true or snake oil is irrelevant. ...

    Whether this is true or snake oil is irrelevant. the FACT is t hat rcarlberg is right - and "Staying active is the only cure for getting old. That includes not only the body but the mind."
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  6. You're workin' it, Greg! None of us will ever...

    You're workin' it, Greg! None of us will ever get back to the way we were in our 20s, but as long as you're dieting and exercising , you're ahead of 80% of Americans. (And 75% of Canadians :) )

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  7. Speaking from a purely personal perspective: ...

    Speaking from a purely personal perspective:

    It changes depending on the season:

    Summer (and good weather):

    I cycle (very hard) 2 to 3 times a week, for at least 2 hours a time.

    And when...
  8. If you spend time in a gym doing both - strength...

    If you spend time in a gym doing both - strength and cardio - I promise that you won't have those pains.

    (Okay - I'm a young 62-year-old whipper-snapper, but it's been working for me so far...)
  9. LOL - that's me. Everyone else walks a third of...

    LOL - that's me. Everyone else walks a third of the distance I walk, because they don't lose their balls. Me? I'm walking in an ever-widening search grid 18 times per game, trying to find a round...
  10. ^^ THIS ^^

    ^^ THIS ^^
  11. They took 600 mg of NR and NMN before they...

    They took 600 mg of NR and NMN before they started reading the thread, and are zonked out on their asses X)
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    Yes (almost always) Yes. But when...

    Yes (almost always)



    Yes.

    But when you're driving / flying / working out / gardening / etc., they make the time pass in a flash.
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    I read mostly fiction. I alternate : One modern...

    I read mostly fiction. I alternate : One modern fiction, and one of either : a classic or a non-fiction about history. Most of the non-fictions are less captivating, of course, and it's harder to...
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    Good topic. IMHO you have to be a 'captive'...

    Good topic.

    IMHO you have to be a 'captive' audience. I.e. no distractions.

    I "read" audio books all the time. Most frequently:
    - When on an airplane (I fly every 2 weeks)
    - When driving to...
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    Sticky: Greg, everyone who has donated should...

    Greg, everyone who has donated should automatically get a reminder at the end of their donation-year. (Watch your inbox in early May, which will be the 1-year anniversary of your donation.)

    At...
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    Go here to see the top albums of one group of...

    Go here to see the top albums of one group of writers.

    https://www.seaoftranquility.org/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=312

    And go here to vote for your favorite - from a list of 40.
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  17. Different... ...

    Different...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB8xglbMftw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1h9ylORvnOA1_kBHNo7CyrM27YNzEIUaNaGNzoo qgLkHpIo-S3HKl8nRE
  18. No worries - we were young and immortal and we...

    No worries - we were young and immortal and we could beat up any bad guys!

    In some ways, I miss the over-confidence of youth :D
  19. :rofl

    :rofl
  20. LOL We would hollow out a cigarette, shove a...

    LOL

    We would hollow out a cigarette, shove a small firecracker inside, then stuff the tobacco back in - then offer a buddy a smoke and watch the fun.

    Funny as hell, but it's a miracle we didn't...
  21. OMG :O We did that a thousand times, but thank...

    OMG :O We did that a thousand times, but thank God the wheel never came off!

    I did discover, though, that landing too hard too often bent the front fork until the front wheel wouldn't turn any...
  22. I've changed my signature :oops

    I've changed my signature :oops
  23. MY expectation is that explore the subject and if...

    MY expectation is that explore the subject and if anyone says anything considered to be politically-incorrect, they'll edit that out.

    I expect the finale to be little more than a lecture.
  24. DAMN, I'm sorry I only saw this thread now - but...

    DAMN, I'm sorry I only saw this thread now - but so many of you guys had the same kind of childhood I did!

    I should have died long ago:

    - Playing with liquid mercury on our tongues

    - Playing...
  25. Remember - you can post Soundcloud items on PE: ...

    Remember - you can post Soundcloud items on PE:

    Click "Go Advanced"
    Click the little Soundcloud icon on the toolbar (last one on the right, bottom row)
    Paste the soundcloud URL between the 'SC'...
  26. Here's another one - this is from a PE...

    Here's another one - this is from a PE member:https://soundcloud.com/izzmusic-1/in-the-bleak-midwinter?fbclid=IwAR1m-ZQI9g72l75kTmZcplMafM0Uk2rXAoLLfVzePM-uVHiEqPUyYk08NpM
  27. In fact there are now 3 separate threads about...

    In fact there are now 3 separate threads about this. I'll merge them all into one.
  28. Christmas / Holiday Music You Can Actually Enjoy?

    Christmas / Holiday music is being piped into supermarkets, elevators, mass transit, and (I think) directly into my brain, when I remove my tin-foil hat! :D

    But there are rare arrangements that...
  29. Whoah - player removed, for the first time ever. ...

    Whoah - player removed, for the first time ever. What's the story behind the story?
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    Looks like Roger Dean grew those! :D Mountain...

    Looks like Roger Dean grew those! :D

    Mountain flora can be fascinating.
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    On Bandcamp, and trying out BIG|BRAVE : A Gaze...

    On Bandcamp, and trying out BIG|BRAVE : A Gaze Among Them - no. 2 on that pop-matters list.

    Think Sun0))) meets Sigur Ros, they add a female vocalist and take an overdose of valium. Not bad...
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    I had given up on this thread, but now I see that...

    I had given up on this thread, but now I see that Frankie and John are back, so I need to scroll back and di some reading / listening!

    I'll try out as many of the albums as I can on that list - as...
  33. I've always thought we needed Survivors and Big...

    I've always thought we needed Survivors and Big Brothers etc. for the over-40 crowd.

    More intriguing, but less eye candy.
  34. Steve, my wife had a knee replacement - and is...

    Steve, my wife had a knee replacement - and is (probably) about to have the other one replaced. I can't speak to her recovery time because she had complications (7 procedures in 9 months!!)


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  35. ^This :down :(

    ^This :down :(
  36. How would the others know that she voted for him?...

    How would the others know that she voted for him?

    She wrote his name as "DEaN" - perhaps she told the others that she would write his name that way, to prove that she actually did vote for him?
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    YUUUUGE kudos to Trane for helping us out with...

    YUUUUGE kudos to Trane for helping us out with the featured CDs!

    Many thanks.
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    Devin Townsend : Empath

    Devin Townsend : Empath
  39. You're right. I presume these sightseeing...

    You're right.

    I presume these sightseeing systems available for all activities, but I have used some cycling systems that attach to your trainer. The scenery passes as fast - or as slowly - as...
  40. Greg, swimming and cycling are good answers. ...

    Greg, swimming and cycling are good answers. Swimming is more of a "chore" because you have to go somewhere, change, etc. etc. Cycling is much easier, more fun (speed, variety, outdoors, etc.) and...
  41. In my case it was doing deadlifts in the gym -...

    In my case it was doing deadlifts in the gym - before I learned the correct form, and before I was ready for such a heavy weight. :doh
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    You have the best hikes - I'm jealous!! :D

    You have the best hikes - I'm jealous!! :D
  43. I know many people who've had excellent results...

    I know many people who've had excellent results from chiropractors addressing problems that "conventional" medicine said couldn't be fixed.

    Incidentally, one a friend of mine - one of PE's...
  44. LOL

    LOL
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    Today, I paid the deposit on a Mount Rainier...

    Today, I paid the deposit on a Mount Rainier climb.

    I'll be going up, with a friend and with my son, in September 2020.


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  46. I did that once. It hurt to talk! The good news...

    I did that once. It hurt to talk! The good news was that the pain dissipated very quickly - much faster than a broken rib.

    I once broke my wife's rib - I was giving her CPR. Long story, but...
  47. Gary, I hope your friend is lucky enough to beat...

    Gary, I hope your friend is lucky enough to beat this.



    I'm sure we're all interested to hear the story.
  48. I can see how that would be excellent for not...

    I can see how that would be excellent for not coming near the perineum. But it looks really heavy, and I need something closer to race-weight.

    But I might think about it for the winter, when my...
  49. At my age, I don't mind shooting blanks :lol

    At my age, I don't mind shooting blanks :lol
  50. Same here!

    Same here!
  51. We (cyclists) often hear that, but no one has...

    We (cyclists) often hear that, but no one has managed to provide clear evidence of that yet.

    Switch to a different kind of saddle, and the problem goes away. E.g. ultra-distance racers swear by...
  52. Pumpkin seeds (supposedly) work because they...

    Pumpkin seeds (supposedly) work because they contain beta sitosterol, which you can get in concentrated form at a pretty low price. My 91-year-old Dad has been on beta sitosterol for 20+ years, and...
  53. New 2020 Tour - Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre

    This is the core content of an email we received today:



    I'll post further details if I receive them.
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    :lol Feel free to fire up a separate thread. ...

    :lol

    Feel free to fire up a separate thread.

    Meantime, "back to your originally scheduled programming..." ;)
  55. Thread: Birders

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    :LOL I've done 2 RAGBRAIs. But I doubt many...

    :LOL

    I've done 2 RAGBRAIs. But I doubt many birds would attack 19,000+ cyclists.
  56. Thread: Birders

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    ?? I'm cycling on the road, out in the...

    ??

    I'm cycling on the road, out in the countryside, 2 to 3 times a week - typically, 25-or-so miles at a time. I've often seen red-winged blackbirds in the grass etc., but they've never cause me...
  57. Thread: Birders

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    WOW!

    WOW!
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    Thread moved to the "What's On, What's New"...

    Thread moved to the "What's On, What's New" forum, where band promotion is allowed and encouraged.
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  60. According to Harvard University ... 21 times a...

    According to Harvard University ... 21 times a month! :O

    https://www.survivornet.com/articles/how-daily-masturbation-could-decrease-mens-risk-of-prostate-cancer/

    But if prostate cancer isn't...
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