RE: [CR]Off topic, but something everybody should know

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Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 10:40:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: RE: [CR]Off topic, but something everybody should know
To: Douglas Morrell <dmorrell@nomise.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <2630C508B4B8F84581EDA6688884AA2E31069E@apollo.nomise.com>


I think the whole "male disfunction" link to cycling is greatly overhyped, and to the extent it is true, is the result on poorly designed modern plastic saddles. I've never had any problems or even any discomfort when riding an adequately broken in high quality all-leather saddle. I do know a few list members who have had a problem with one leather model but cured it by switching to another. One was experiencing numbness with a Brooks Pro, but switched to a wider B-17 and had no further problems.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Houston, TX

Douglas Morrell <dmorrell@nomise.com> wrote: Dennis: Very true, but I recall there are also recent studies that show a link between osteoporosis and long-distance cyclists (and swimmers). It seems if you want to age gracefully you need to mix in some weight-bearing exercise for bone regeneration. And let's also not forget the solid link between cycling and the possible need (as opposed to desire) for Viagra and its ilk.

Doug Morrell Not running, not lifting, and not taking Viagra (i.e. no broken crank, Campy or otherwise) in St. Louis MO

-----Original Message----- From: Dennis Young [mailto:mail@woodworkingboy.com] Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 9:31 AM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]Off topic, but something everybody should know

Recent studies seem to indicate that the human heart muscle hardens with age, and consequently the flexibility necessary to pump blood efficiently becomes progressively reduced. This can be a contributary cause of heart attack and stroke. The study has revealed that endurance sports such as swimming and CYCLING, go a long way toward preventing the progressive heart hardening. The benefits are a result of long term exercise, not something that starts to occur rapidly. So, if you aren't riding much, time to get a little dirt on the gem and start a regular routine.

Dennis Young
Hotaka, Japan