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Old 05-02-08, 07:18 AM   #1
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Off the bike

I've come to the conclusion - just now. That I am going to take a few days off. My SL1 is gone, my junk is in pain, and the racing schedule is slow. I need to recover, heal up, and try to remember what my family looks like.

I'm going to come back stronger. So watch the **** out!
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Old 05-02-08, 07:20 AM   #2
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In the middle of hard training, a few days (even a week) away from the bike often helps me immensely. Sounds like you are listening to your body and your life, which is a good thing.
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welcome to the club. i havent been on my bike for almost two weeks now. dont know when i will bother getting back on it either
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that's cool. can I have your stuff?
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that's cool. can I have your stuff?
I'm not offing myself here. Plus my SL1 is being shipped back to Fuji. If they don't replace it though, I may off myself.

But I do have an older, larger full kit that I can give someone. It's an XL (bibs, 2 jerseys, arm warmers, winter gloves, summer gloves.)
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Old 05-02-08, 08:10 AM   #6
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welcome to the club. i havent been on my bike for almost two weeks now. dont know when i will bother getting back on it either
Don't you dare say that. Find some motivation.
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Heal up and have some fun.

I've been off this week too (at least after my Monday hill climb workout). Have a cold coming on and trying not to stress the immune system. Wouldn't be such a big deal except I'm a soloist in the church choir and I have a really high tenor solo this Sunday. Pumping C, zinc & swabbing with Zicam trying to keep the pipes clear for Sunday.

Hope the taint gets better.
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great to hear, Sub.

From reading your posts, it seems like this is a very wise thing to do.

You will be stronger, fitter and more motivated after 2-4 days of the bike.

enjoy your family time and try, if possible, to let cycling fade to the back of your mind for a few days.

eat well, sleep well and give yourself a leg opener and not a killer workout for your first day back on the bike. consider doing some testing the 2nd day back in the saddle.

my $2.

cheers,

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Heal up and have some fun.

I've been off this week too (at least after my Monday hill climb workout). Have a cold coming on and trying not to stress the immune system. Wouldn't be such a big deal except I'm a soloist in the church choir and I have a really high tenor solo this Sunday. Pumping C, zinc & swabbing with Zicam trying to keep the pipes clear for Sunday.

Hope the taint gets better.
I'm a tenor too. I've taken a bit of time off from choir as well though. My work/life/training has been so hectic, I wondered if I would not just pop a screw in my head. I'm relaxing for a bit. And it's going to feel oh-so-good.
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