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  • Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Googles “Ian Vincent”, finds this on a UK Bouldering thread:

    “Ian Vincent – turned into a techno-raver and we did lots of clubbing together. Last I heard he was big into mountain biking and still living near Bradford but not heard from him for ages – if you read this Ian, get in touch….”

    Rumbled iainv 😀

    Deveron53
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    I am (was) a ’29er’ climber! being 6foot3 with chimp arms I was able to reach over the top of many a crux! Leverage was bad on overhanging stuff though. I preferred to solo on gritstone up to about 30ft (singlespeeder?).

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    By those measures, I’m a fatbike in urgent need of a full service.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    By those measures, I’m:

    Premier Icon Yak
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    haha.

    old knackered 26er. Might work again one day!

    ti_pin_man
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    in that case I’m a penny farthing rusting in the barn.

    ianv
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    Pop out to Tesco and it all kicks off 🙂

    whatever happened to him?

    Shagged shoulders. I started climbing again a few years ago but ironically every time I start going OK, I nail myself on the bike 🙁

    Premier Icon stever
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    Just to bring it all back to the OP, I’m not much of a learner but you might find some of this stuff interesting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qQPyhKEQDs

    Premier Icon stever
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    Shagged shoulders. I started climbing again a few years ago but ironically every time I start going OK, I nail myself on the bike

    I bet your rubbish is a lot better than most people’s rubbish… shagged fingers in my case, got to 40 and found I had a genetic joint condition giving random pains all over. Got into fell running, biked more, kids. Periodic comebacks all the flippin time. Miss it like crazy and still somehow hoping I’ll be one half of those terrifyingly efficient 50/60-something partnerships that just get loads done. Two swollen knuckle joints as I type 🙂

    Premier Icon Yak
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    I bet your rubbish is a lot better than most people’s rubbish

    – better than my best I’d wager!

    Anyway, I’m attempting a comeback now too. A few sessions at the wall and I realised I missed it so keen to get out to the crag at some point. At this stage i’m fairly certain i’ll never get back the standard of my younger self, but if I can get enough in the tank to go out and climb nice classic routes in some great locations, then I’ll be more than happy. Might start a list now.

    timb34
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    At this stage i’m fairly certain i’ll never get back the standard of my younger self

    I wouldn’t be so sure of that (unless you were a particularly talented youth). I’m over 40 now and having a bit of a resurgence – turns out that pretty much everything that I thought was good training 20 years ago was probably actually doing more harm than good!

    Read up on some of the recent training and injury avoidance info from Dave Mac and others, have a skim through the UKB training forum ( http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/board,4.0.html ) and before you know it you’ll be climbing like your younger self, except without being permanantly overtrained and injured.

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