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1Back to top Go down    Introduction from BC Canada on Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:02 pm

Robbz

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Intro:  My name is Robbz, I'm 71 and I've been riding for 12 years.
I like to go to the gym to stay in shape for skiing.  It gives me endurance and makes it easier to do that first long motorcycle ride of the season.

A few years ago my son and I rode our bikes across the country from 
Bowen Island BC to Halifax NS and on to New York.  We rode 11,000 km
in just over 3 weeks, zig zagging across the country and dipping down into the USA.  A wonderful adventure in good weather, where we met great people and had no mechanical problems - not even a flat tire or
a speeding ticket. 

My son rode the BMW K100 flying brick and I rode the Honda ST1100
Both bikes are tireless performers, for up to 10 hours a day and they  both run well on regular gas and we almost wore out our tires.  From NY we flew home and shipped the the bikes West to Washington State for $700.00 each

I'm looking forward to meeting many of you some day andlearning about you on this site.  
Keep the shiny side Up!  Robbz

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Introduction from BC Canada on Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:17 pm

Chocolate

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Robbz wrote:
I like to go to the gym to stay in shape for skiing.

A few years ago my son and I rode our bikes across the country from 
Bowen Island BC to Halifax NS and on to New York.  We rode 11,000 km
in just over 3 weeks, zig zagging across the country and dipping down into the USA.  A wonderful adventure in good weather, where we met great people and had no mechanical problems - not even a flat tire or
a speeding ticket. 
 
Welcome here Robbz!
You made a nice long tour, very nice.

Enjoy your rides
Cheers from Germany 

As I understand, this is how you look like :-)


And this is where you live, nice place, a lot nature


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Introduction from BC Canada on Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:21 pm

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Hi Robbz Welcome to the Knuthaus. That Bowen Island looks like my kind of place.


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4Back to top Go down    another BC'er on Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:58 pm

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Another from the blessed coast!  I have friends that own an island to the northwest of Bowen so I have been on your wonderful island several times.  Also worked in North Van for years.  We'll have to meet up at the Squamish Starbucks.
Here's a pic of my K on a ferry you know well.

nvboy


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Introduction from BC Canada on Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:09 pm

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A warm welcome for another - er, mature - rider, down here in Idaho!  I'm impressed that at our age you can manage a bike as heavy as that!  Good on ya!

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Introduction from BC Canada on Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:37 am

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Welcome!  I too am an aspiring geezer who will be 69 this July.  Last summer I did 1500 miles in 24 hours and it kicked my butt for a couple days afterward.

Am thinking of signing up for a gym, and would like to know what kind of regimen you follow.  My wife has me eating pretty healthy already, so I just wonder what kind of training I should be doing.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Introduction from BC Canada on Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:14 pm

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WelKome!


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8Back to top Go down    Motorcycle Gym training on Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:31 pm

Robbz

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Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome!  I too am an aspiring geezer who will be 69 this July.  Last summer I did 1500 miles in 24 hours and it kicked my butt for a couple days afterward.

Am thinking of signing up for a gym, and would like to know what kind of regimen you follow.  My wife has me eating pretty healthy already, so I just wonder what kind of training I should be doing.
Thanks for your kind welcome Point-Seven-Five

I was getting some early season, upper body tiredness/soreness, at about your age.  So I went to my gym trainer and asked for some toning and strengthening exercises. She designed it in a couple of days
and I call it my "motorcycle program".  
We started it by sitting my instructor on my bike on the centre stand, while I moved the front wheel L to R, asking her to resist and feel where she feels muscles pulling and working.  She is not a motorcyclist. 
Then I asked her to develop a strength/endurance program for me, which she did.  I could feel it, where it was needed.
I followed it for about 3 or 4 months, 3 times a week and then I went on the Long Ride. It really helped me and I exercise with it every winter and early spring, into summer.
Sorry not to list all my moves with drawings to follow but you really do need your own custom motorcycle program, as you age.  Take it serously and get a good training program with professional help, so you don't hurt yourself while getting stronger.
7 years ago, I read about 3 old Geezers (mid 70's) who were still riding on their gold wings all summer, after exercising all winter, in order to get into good shape.
 Great that you eat healthy - me & my wife too and she encourages me to be fit.  I ride on a stock seat and I find my butt toughens up pretty fast. She doesn't ride with me any more and it is a bit easier but can be a bit lonely without her!

I'm using Shell Rotella 10-40 in the motor (not synthetic)

Nice Bike, Man!  Mine is also an LT

Stay Strong!
Robbz

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Introduction from BC Canada on Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:42 pm

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welcome robbz

ride well mate, and enjoy the k bike


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Introduction from BC Canada on Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:31 am

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welcome Robbz!
since I've been riding my K LT I feel like I've been getting younger cheers 
Fountain of youth, probably not, but it sure has an influence!!!
That's a lovely area you are in!  Enjoy!
Dale.


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