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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnKScott View Post
    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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