Things I Hate About Cycling

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I love cycling, but these are the things I do not like about cycling:

1. Men cyclists trying to race me when they know perfectly well  I am a cyclist woman  (I have long hair), and especially when they are in their twenties. I am in my 50’s. But I get pumped up and annoyed and I start pedaling my bike so fast that I pass them every single time. 

2. When I am all ready and dressed up to go out for my usual bike ride and the weather decides I should stay home and starts pouring rain!

3. I am pedaling my bike, climbing up a hill, minding my own business and suddenly a cyclist approaches me and begins to give me “cycling lessons”: “you should do this, don’t do that, blah blah blah….” Seriously, some cyclists are so pedantically obnoxious. By now, I completely disregard him, start pedaling fast and leaving him behind, or tell him on his face that I have cycled and raced for 26 years and tell him off.

4. Other cyclists (male cyclists) telling me: “you look so pretty and thin today” “you are gaining some weight back…” “those legs look sexy”. Gee, can they see me as a cyclist, only, please?

5. I don’t like it when I had planned to pedal some 40 to 50 kilometers, I am all pumped up at the 20 or 30 km and then I feel one of my wheels hitting the road flat, pedaling is harder and I know my front or back tire IS FLAT!!

6. I hate it when the weather is beautiful, my physical condition ready to pedal 50 to 80 km the next day. I go to bed early and when I wake up at 4:30 am the evil sneezing and the painful sore throat start. I know I have to stay home so I don’t make it worse and recover faster.

7. I hate when drivers of automobiles scream things at me like: move! get out of the road! …. even worse, when they try to hit me to make me fall (they have never been successful -I have great reflexes)

8. Don’t like it when my bike hits a pothole full of water and I get wet.

9. I hate when friends or relatives agree to meet me at certain time in the morning (usually 5 or 6 am) for a bike ride and they show up late or not at all.

10. I couldn’t think about anything else “I hate about cycling”. There are dozens of things I love about cycling! 🤩

Longevity: Want to Live Forever?

I am very active in my LINKEDIN account. I just published my latest medical article there and want to share it here:

Cyclist Frenchman Robert Marchand set a new world record when he cycled 22.547 kilometers (about 14 miles) in an hour — at the age of 105. “I am not here to be champion. I am here to prove that at 105 years old you can still ride a bike,” Marchand said.

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Longevity is associated to genetic factors, but a healthy attitude and lifestyle contribute greatly to your lifespan.

“The most difficult problem is to get enough old people, especially those aged 100 or more, to take part in such a study. Interestingly, the genetic effects are much more evident in 100-year-olds than in 95-year-olds”, notes the first author of the report, Dr. Friederike Flachsbart of the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology at Kiel University.
A research group in the Faculty of Medicine at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel (CAU) has now confirmed this assumption by comparing DNA samples taken from 388 German centenarians with those from 731 younger people.

Previously, in September 2008, an American research team led by Bradley J. Willcox had published in PNAS a study that indicated a higher frequency of this genetic variation in long-lived Americans of Japanese origin (ages 95 and above). Professor Almut Nebel, the scientific leader of the “Research Group for Healthy Ageing” at Kiel, comments:

“That published result is only of scientific value if it can be confirmed in a study with an independently chosen sample population. Without that there must still remain a tinge of doubt. We have now eliminated that uncertainty about the connection between FOXO3A and longevity, both by our results from the German sample study and by the support from our French partners in Paris, whose research on French centenarians showed the same trend. This discovery is of particular importance as there are genetic differences between Japanese and European people. We can now conclude that this gene is probably important as a factor in longevity throughout the world.”

Mujeres Deportistas Exitosas y Bellas

Los hombres deportitstas tienen cuerpos esculturales. La práctica del ciclismo, del atletismo, la natación y otros deportes, fortalece los músculos y moldea el cuerpo de una forma bella.

Las mujeres ciclistas no se quedan atrás, y es por eso que el día de hoy quiero mostrar lo que practicar deportes puede hacer por tu cuerpo, no sólo proporcionarte los beneficios de los cuales he hablado una y otra vez: oxigenación cerebral potente, mejora tu actitud frente a la vida, positivismo, motivación, fortalece el corazón y el metabolismo en general. También te forma un cuerpo maravilloso y moldeado casi a la perfección si lo practicas con regularidad.

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Get Your Bicycle Cycling Season is Here!

Time to blog more about cycling…cycling season has come back, with glorious fury 🙂  And I am getting ready to pedal my way around the world!

This is the bicycle I am riding tomorrow: 50 km to start to warm up, that include flats, false-flats and 7 km of 8-12% climbing. Easy start.

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