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Old 09-08-07, 07:48 AM   #1
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I Confess...

Same rules as the Kudos/Bragging thread, but for, "I Confess" or "I sentence you to"

I confess that for ten days after posting the Google 15 thread I consistently gained one pound per day. I no longer use Google. I don't know how it was even possible since I wasn't eating, drinking or exercising any more or less than I was before but to say the least became very upset. I feel better that my wheel came in so I can ride more.
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I confess... a week and a half off my bike (which is still in the shop - promised to be ready, or they'll loan me something, by Monday), and I've gradually lost the "I need to get outside and move, NOW!" feeling, and my diet has been OK at best.
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Forgive me for hijacking the thread but..... I have seem to have missed a conversation or two. Becky the last time I was here you were just getting your bike back! (the rear wheel was being rebuilt?) but now I see the bike is back in the shop, what's up with that?
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I confess... a week and a half off my bike (which is still in the shop - promised to be ready, or they'll loan me something, by Monday), and I've gradually lost the "I need to get outside and move, NOW!" feeling, and my diet has been OK at best.
Hmmmm. Now I have a really good argument for having three bikes - one of them might be out of commission.
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Forgive me for hijacking the thread but..... I have seem to have missed a conversation or two. Becky the last time I was here you were just getting your bike back! (the rear wheel was being rebuilt?) but now I see the bike is back in the shop, what's up with that?
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OK, I confess that I rode 40.1 miles this morning and could have kicked out 50 if I really tried, but I got caught in the rain for 1.5 hrs and I was really tired of the wet feet and seat if you know what I mean. So my punishment is to ride again tonight trying to get 26 more and break 1900 miles for the year, but rain is hanging out in the area and I really don't feel like riding in it again, so it might just be a trainer ride with a movie.
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I confess that I've been at 215 for three months and lack the will power to push myself out of clyde status. It wouldn't be difficult to do by adding 3-4 hours of strength training per week. I've already got a great program that I know I will enjoy once I get it started, but I just keep putting it off.
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I confess that I wimped out and didn't ride this morning because I didn't want to get wet even though I have told myself before that I wouldn't be bothered with rain as long as it wasn't a thunderstorm.
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OK, guys.... just because you're confessing in here doesn't mean you get absolved with a few Hail Marys. In order to truly confess something (in a non-legal, Catholic Church kinda way), you must have the intention that it won't happen again! So let's also hear your plans to change what went wrong so you don't have to confess again!
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OK, next time I will ride all the way down to Hogan Rd turn left and get 10 more miles.
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OK, guys.... just because you're confessing in here doesn't mean you get absolved with a few Hail Marys. In order to truly confess something (in a non-legal, Catholic Church kinda way), you must have the intention that it won't happen again! So let's also hear your plans to change what went wrong so you don't have to confess again!
I confess,
That anything I would confess here, I'd probably do again anyway.
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I'm going to build a makeshift chin up bar and buy a couple dumbells to start my new workout program. That way I can eat my favorite bad foods and still lose weight.
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Ok, next time I won't be so afraid of melting my ever-so-sweet self in the rain.
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I confess that for the second straight year I could not complete the NYC Century. Last year I had a major bonk and limped home. This year I was 'undone' by my rear wheel, once again. They told me to bring it in after 80 miles, did that Saturday and they said it was fine even though the spokes didn't feel tight enough to me. 20 miles in it's noticeably out of true, get to the rest stop and mecahnics stand and they made it worse but said it was rideable. I trued it up but 10 miles later after a loud bang I knew it was a lost cause. Doubling back to Nathans I buried my sorrows in a hot dog, clam strips and beer, taking the subway home. My buddy I rode with may want to do the ride out to Montauk again so it looks like a Century could be in my near future IF I get the wheel fixed. Grrrrr....
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I confess I havent done a ride longer the 2 miles since 8/5/07. I had surgery and it has kept me off the bike for so long. I should be good to go in 2 more weeks.
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I confess I was unprepared for how cold it was yesterday - I gave up at 18 miles instead of doing the 36 I had planned. I'll be looking for a bag or something to tote warmer clothes for those sudden changes in weather. Brrrrrr - still feel chilly.
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I confess that I WANT TO RIDE MY BIKE!!!

But my back hurts so much I can barely sleep. At least my Physical Therapy starts tomorrow.
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This is my first bicycle confession.

I confess: Pride and Stupidity.

I got this new bike, you see, and it was set up with gears I couldn't use more than 3 of, and 2 of those hurt. The handlebars were uber-low, etc. etc. But I wanted to see what it felt like. Took it out for too long, thinking I was more in condition than I was, and now I have random sciatica pain.

I have every intent of not going more than a mile or two on a painful bike in the future without having it set up correctly for me. As for pride, I will remember that I am old and fat, not 16 like I often think I am. As for stupidity, hmmmm. I do believe that may be my cross to bear.

As penance, please accept this shooting pain which goes from my lower back down to my ankle.

I go in peace.
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I confess that I told myself I was going to expand my riding from 3-4 days a week to 5-6, but I haven't. I confess that I was going to ride on Friday, but didn't. Then I was going to ride on Saturday but didn't.

On the plus side, I DID ride on Sunday, and cut two minutes off my time on a local 3-mile climb. Of course, to celebrate I ate too much ice cream.......
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I confess I totally chickened out on my planned 160 mile trip last Sunday.
I had the cue sheets and everything ready, my alarm was set to 5:40am. My bike was ready. But I slapped the alarm off, rolled over and continue to sleep till 8:30am. Dammit. But at least I got the pool pumped out so I can repaint the walls.
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I sentence Solveg to riding a bright blue bike 70 miles around lake Mille Lacs at her earliest opportunity, and definitely before the snow flies this year! I know she can do it and so does she!
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I confess I was only able to get 25 miles TOTAL in last week. In my defense, I have papers in the works for 2 separate classes.
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I sentence Solveg to riding a bright blue bike 70 miles around lake Mille Lacs at her earliest opportunity, and definitely before the snow flies this year! I know she can do it and so does she!


I'll, um, try? But how about a bluish green bike, instead?
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I'll, um, try? But how about a bluish green bike, instead?
Notice no time frame was given for the ride. You could make a nice week out of it!
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I'll, um, try? But how about a bluish green bike, instead?
Deal or No Deal?


DEAL!! Go for it! You KNOW you want to....



I confess to sentencing you to the 70 mile ride on the blue bike before I read all the posts above....

And for penance, I hereby offer to commit to pacing you on the 70 miler here in Missouri, though on a date of my choosing.

Deal?
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