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Old 11-29-2015, 09:22 AM   #41
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As someone said, "Don't get old." Knees, hips, back.
Slovenia. Bet they use a lot of those over there.
The Tomos is one of the most abundant mopeds in Europe, they have been in business since 1954 with their basic design changing little.
I agree, I feel young but a previous career left its mark on my body and I am paying for it now. I am still extremely active, I just have certain limitations, pedaling being one.

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Thank you, this was my first attempt at cooperage and it turned out very well
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:24 AM   #42
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I do like the e-bike idea, if not the price. Sure would be nice to go for longer treks, best we can do is about 10 miles then the knees start to ache. If I push it too far I can end up unable to anything for weeks. With an e-bike I wouldn't need to worry about turning around after 5 miles and could push it more. Guess it would depend on how well they function as a pedal bike as opposed to self propelled.

I find winter the biggest stumbling block to staying in shape, or as close to it as I get. The rest of the year we walk, bike, hike, canoe, in general just stay active. Then winter hits and we're inside doing next to nothing for 4-5 months. Any gains made the rest of the year are lost. Tried a bike trainer and the gym, no longevity to either.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:34 AM   #43
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Mike, my belief is that you just have to keep trying it. Push your own limits a little bit all the time, but don't overdo it. It is very important to improve your physical condition as much as possible, and maintain it as we age, no matter what that age is.
I'm already concerned about this-- I'm 59 and have the knees of a much older man. But I'm beginning to think that for some people aerobic exercise is particularly difficult due to their physiology. I guess I'll have to walk more instead; just do what I can.
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I find winter the biggest stumbling block to staying in shape...
This is the case for most people too, Bob. One of the reasons I like skiing, especially cross-country. It is very pleasurable, easy on the body, and a great form of winter exercise. Skating is fun too. I take spin and yoga classes 2-3 times a week in the winter as well, just to help keep things in working condition.
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I guess I'll have to walk more instead; just do what I can.
The is the key, do what you can, given your own limitations.

And we all have to remember, that we need to push through our aches and pains just a little at a time, but continue to do so, if we ever wish to cure what ails us. We are never, ever, too old to improve our well being, and will only enjoy life less as we age if we don't deal with it.

Wow, I guess I am very guilty of side-tracking this thread with another thing I am passionate about. Sawwy.
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Wow, I guess I am very guilty of side-tracking this thread with another thing I am passionate about. Sawwy.
Yes you are but with very good intent
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One of my best camping buds is a woman in her early 70s. She lost her husband this past Spring, so now she camps solo. She's a WALKER! Which is waaay different than using one. I'm a walker too, but I do believe she can out-walk me! One of her sayings, that I'm taking to heart "Motion is Lotion." Keep those limbs moving!
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I do like the e-bike idea, if not the price. Sure would be nice to go for longer treks, best we can do is about 10 miles then the knees start to ache. If I push it too far I can end up unable to anything for weeks. With an e-bike I wouldn't need to worry about turning around after 5 miles and could push it more. Guess it would depend on how well they function as a pedal bike as opposed to self propelled.

I find winter the biggest stumbling block to staying in shape, or as close to it as I get. The rest of the year we walk, bike, hike, canoe, in general just stay active. Then winter hits and we're inside doing next to nothing for 4-5 months. Any gains made the rest of the year are lost. Tried a bike trainer and the gym, no longevity to either.
The weight and cost drove us to motors . The motors we have are less then 10 lbs added to bike . Very low maintenance. Those batteries will be costly when time to replace . Very short riding distance with batteries . Just all round electric is more costly . Pat
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The Tomos is one of the most abundant mopeds in Europe, they have been in business since 1954 with their basic design changing little.
I agree, I feel young but a previous career left its mark on my body and I am paying for it now. I am still extremely active, I just have certain limitations, pedaling being one.


Thank you, this was my first attempt at cooperage and it turned out very well
Same here and I will be 70 next .however I don't sit on my laurels . Almost finished painting the stucco and trim on whole house . Heavy stucco ,brushes and rollers not sprayers . More projects lined up after this . Flat feet so can't walk a lot unless at beach . No one sits around here . The body is just getting worn out . Don't even have electric Jack for trailer and don't understand the need for light trailer . The knees are just not what they used to be even though I still climb tall ladders . Pat
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The weight and cost drove us to motors . The motors we have are less then 10 lbs added to bike . Very low maintenance. Those batteries will be costly when time to replace . Very short riding distance with batteries . Just all round electric is more costly . Pat
If the motors sound anything like my weed wacker I want nothing to do with them, I seem to like quiet hobbies. I'll have to go look over both types, if there are local dealers. Biking, any kind, is not nearly as popular around here as I've seen out west.
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If the motors sound anything like my weed wacker I want nothing to do with them, I seem to like quiet hobbies. I'll have to go look over both types, if there are local dealers. Biking, any kind, is not nearly as popular around here as I've seen out west.
the motors are not very noisy . Go to website and they have a new line that are quieter then my Subaru . However it is not noisy. It isn't a weed wacker motor . You won't have good luck going to a store .Bike shops thumb there nose to engines . In Europe these are more common . The Peterson Museum in LA has a few from 1902-1903 Harley Davidson were building at the time . They used chain drives then , but just like motorcycles going with belt drives so are these. . Keverlar belts . Good for thousand of miles . I wanted a scooter but this was more cost effective because I already had my bike , mountain bike for over 21 years . I went with a comfort bike a few years ago because it was hard to swing leg over and I now like to sit upright . Because we don't go any faster then racing bikes ,we can ride in bike lanes and no license is required . This company is very helpful and friendly . Give them a call with your questions . Pat
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