🏥 Health Exercise thread - Fitness, Recreational, etc

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Two walks, a bicycle ride, and I showered today. I’m calling that a triathlon.

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Finally pulled the trigger on a bike and picked it up yesterday. It’s a used Fuji Traverse 1.7 but who cares. Good price and gets me moving.

My 4 year old saw it in the garage and we were doing things outside and she just wanted to ride her bike with me on mine for a little bit. Ended up going to the park closest to the house where she proceeded to slide down a slide that was wet and got soaked and didn’t want to ride her bike back home. Guess who had to carry hers and push his? 🤣 Gotta get the workout however you can I guess.

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Finally pulled the trigger on a bike and picked it up yesterday. It’s a used Fuji Traverse 1.7 but who cares. Good price and gets me moving.

My 4 year old saw it in the garage and we were doing things outside and she just wanted to ride her bike with me on mine for a little bit. Ended up going to the park closest to the house where she proceeded to slide down a slide that was wet and got soaked and didn’t want to ride her bike back home. Guess who had to carry hers and push his? 🤣 Gotta get the workout however you can I guess.

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Ya know, there is another playground just east of where you might be. There’s this bridge, over a four lane road, probably looks familiar. That turns into a path, take it up the “T” and go left. Can’t miss it.





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Ya know, there is another playground just east of where you might be. There’s this bridge, over a four lane road, probably looks familiar. That turns into a path, take it up the “T” and go left. Can’t miss it.





…. and yes, I’m 100% aware that you already knew this 😁😁😁😁
You talking about Camelot park or the one near Greenbrook Elementary? She called Camelot park the big park and the one we were at the litte park. :rofl: Once she is good to ride some more I figure we would try the trail. Hell it had been at least a decade if not more since I rode a bike so Im not even going on it until I feel comfortable on the street.
 

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You talking about Camelot park or the one near Greenbrook Elementary? She called Camelot park the big park and the one we were at the litte park. :rofl: Once she is good to ride some more I figure we would try the trail. Hell it had been at least a decade if not more since I rode a bike so Im not even going on it until I feel comfortable on the street.
The one at Greenbrook. For the most part it’s an easy ride. Just the hill going up to the school, then on the way back the hill before the bridge over County Farm. Basically going down into a bowl and back up again. I’d start on the crushed limestone before street riding.
 
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The one at Greenbrook. For the most part it’s an easy ride. Just the hill going up to the school, then on the way back the hill before the bridge over County Farm. Basically going down into a bowl and back up again. I’d start on the crushed limestone before street riding.

Might have to ride it myself just to see. By street I meant side streets and or just neighborhood, but why recommend the trail? I know its not a hardcore trail I am just curious.
 

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Might have to ride it myself just to see. By street I meant side streets and or just neighborhood, but why recommend the trail? I know its not a hardcore trail I am just curious.
Cause it’s really close to you, and not very far. I was going to say also ride around Mallard Lake, but there’s going to be a LOT of foot traffic to avoid. Swings and playsets would be more fun for your daughter 😁
 

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Doing a 100km ride tomorrow with donut checkpoints. Should even out nicely. Also just registered for SRAM epic bike fests gravel race in June up by Hayward. It’s only 50 miles instead of my usual 63, but it has 2800 feet of climbing in those 50 miles. I did 2800 feet of climbing across 63 miles in March and it destroyed me. Dropped two sizes on my front ring so it should be a little better this time.
 

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Cause it’s really close to you, and not very far. I was going to say also ride around Mallard Lake, but there’s going to be a LOT of foot traffic to avoid. Swings and playsets would be more fun for your daughter 😁
Jesus. H. Christ I did this myself and I am way too out of shape. 🤣 My goal is to not have my legs feel like they are on fire and my heart rate not at 150+ at peak.

The downhills and parts of the ride instantly took me back 26+ years and remembered my childhood though. So that was a kick.

Proof I actually rode a bike. 😎😂
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Jesus. H. Christ I did this myself and I am way too out of shape. 🤣 My goal is to not have my legs feel like they are on fire and my heart rate not at 150+ at peak.

The downhills and parts of the ride instantly took me back 26+ years and remembered my childhood though. So that was a kick.

Proof I actually rode a bike. 😎😂
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Dude, I love having a slight tailwind and going west into Hawk Hollow... that first 1/2-3/4 mile is all slightly downhill. With minimal effort I'll average like 18mph. Then you hit that 3-4% grade hill and crap yourself.
 

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Dude, I love having a slight tailwind and going west into Hawk Hollow... that first 1/2-3/4 mile is all slightly downhill. With minimal effort I'll average like 18mph. Then you hit that 3-4% grade hill and crap yourself.
So I quoted the wrong one I went east to the park near the school to see if my daughter could do it and fuck no she can’t. 🤣🤣 I stopped multiple times for water and to let my heart rate settle down and she was riding into the grass on a super slight downhill cause she cannot comprehend pedal brakes yet. So she did that too slow herself down and stop. Then only wanted to ride super slow which left me almost falling off and pushing my bike the rest of the way.

We will all get there. Just not today.
 
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So I quoted the wrong one I went east to the park near the school to see if my daughter could do it and fuck no she can’t. 🤣🤣 I stopped multiple times for water and to let my heart rate settle down and she was riding into the grass on a super slight downhill cause she cannot comprehend pedal brakes yet. So she did that too slow herself down and stop. Then only wanted to ride super slow which left me almost falling off and pushing my bike the rest of the way.

We will all get there. Just not today.
Oh I understood where you went. I was just commenting on the direction you were looking for the photo.

Same thing on the hill though, coming down from the school, and crossing the little bridge. Whhheeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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So I quoted the wrong one I went east to the park near the school to see if my daughter could do it and fuck no she can’t. 🤣🤣 I stopped multiple times for water and to let my heart rate settle down and she was riding into the grass on a super slight downhill cause she cannot comprehend pedal brakes yet. So she did that too slow herself down and stop. Then only wanted to ride super slow which left me almost falling off and pushing my bike the rest of the way.

We will all get there. Just not today.
Something else... if you do go into Mallard lake, which is a nice downhill twisty path, and find you don't want to ride back up that part, take the access road over to Arlington Dr. Then ride the street to the school. From the parking lot to the peak of the trail is like 150', so you can quickly walk the bike up it.

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Something else... if you do go into Mallard lake, which is a nice downhill twisty path, and find you don't want to ride back up that part, take the access road over to Arlington Dr. Then ride the street to the school. From the parking lot to the peak of the trail is like 150', so you can quickly walk the bike up it.

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Good to know it spills out there. I know that neighborhood pretty good. Was a lifeguard at the pool on Santa Anita and lived in the townhouses near Arlington drive and Lake.
 
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Good to know it spills out there. I know that neighborhood pretty good. Was a lifeguard at the pool on Santa Anita and lived in the townhouses near Arlington drive and Lake.
You can continue past the school, through heritage park and up to Sterns/Greenbrook. But the last few times I did it was pretty rough. Asphalt had a lot of bumps and pot holes.

I did a ride from here, west to Deep Quarry Lake, then north up to Schick. From there went west to Bartlett Rd but went west on Struckman. Normally I go east to catch the trail through Hawk Hollow. Anyway, west on Struckman almost to 59 then caught the Bartlett Trail, and went northeast to Sterns. Then Sterns east over to Arlington/Greenbrook, and back south into Mallard Lake, then west back to get home.
 

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Jesus. H. Christ I did this myself and I am way too out of shape. 🤣 My goal is to not have my legs feel like they are on fire and my heart rate not at 150+ at peak.

The downhills and parts of the ride instantly took me back 26+ years and remembered my childhood though. So that was a kick.

Proof I actually rode a bike. 😎😂
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It would probably be better if your seat was higher so you could use more of your leg motion. Sitting on the seat with your leg fully extended at the bottom of the pedal stroke with your HEEL on the pedal should make it so you still have a slight bend with the ball of your foot on the pedal.
 
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