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    Hey Guys!!!

    Well its been a while since I checked in here. Last February I had my shoulder operated on, I was going crazy not being able to do things so I started riding a stationary bicycle after therapy. That grew into me buying a new Trek mountain bike in June. From March of 2007 to August of 2007 I lost around 60 lbs just from riding my bike. Went on the Tri-State tour (Hammond, In - Kenosha, Wi) here in Chicago (hi Scummer) I did not make it all the way due to my armadillo front tire popping 3 inner tubes.

    Was going strong until I found out I had to have another surgery. I pretty much gave up on everything in August after my 2nd shoulder surgery. When I awoke after surgery the pain was so intense I was screaming in agony the nurse had to give me morphine in my I.V. I am trying to make excuses but that was the start of my down fall. It started feeling better after a few weeks of therapy. So I took the bike out, Ouch the pain was killing me.

    I laid off the winter and got really lazy, gained all my weight back and am just now at the end of June figuring out that I need to get back on my bike. This board always gave me inspiration hopefully this post will give me some ooomph to get out there and do it tomorrow.
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    Darin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shubox View Post
    Well its been a while since I checked in here. Last February I had my shoulder operated on, I was going crazy not being able to do things so I started riding a stationary bicycle after therapy. That grew into me buying a new Trek mountain bike in June. From March of 2007 to August of 2007 I lost around 60 lbs just from riding my bike. Went on the Tri-State tour (Hammond, In - Kenosha, Wi) here in Chicago (hi Scummer) I did not make it all the way due to my armadillo front tire popping 3 inner tubes.

    Was going strong until I found out I had to have another surgery. I pretty much gave up on everything in August after my 2nd shoulder surgery. When I awoke after surgery the pain was so intense I was screaming in agony the nurse had to give me morphine in my I.V. I am trying to make excuses but that was the start of my down fall. It started feeling better after a few weeks of therapy. So I took the bike out, Ouch the pain was killing me.

    I laid off the winter and got really lazy, gained all my weight back and am just now at the end of June figuring out that I need to get back on my bike. This board always gave me inspiration hopefully this post will give me some ooomph to get out there and do it tomorrow.
    Welcome back. It's like learning to ride a bicycle, you're never forgotten!

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    Welcome home, Shu!

    Yep, get back on the bike and start with that first pedal stroke, the rest will follow naturally.
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    are you riding now.
    it bad when one bad thing starts a vicious cirtcle its hard to pull out of but like many of us here you are starting to.
    Cars make you weak.

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    Yup went today, for 45 mins havent ridden since Sept 9th 2007. Did not do too bad my max speed today was my average speed from last year also added a minute to my mile so I guess I am not that bad off. I did 9 miles in 45 mins last year I did 23 miles in 1:45.

    I am going to stick too it I like riding in the morning while the sun is rising gonna set the alarm for tomorrow. Seat was tilted a little too high today going to fix that for tomorrow.

    I really need to get this weight off before I have a early heart attack or worse and go from border line diabetic to full out type b.
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    Darin

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