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Old 05-09-09, 08:22 PM   #1
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Reading these boards makes me feel GLAD!

OK, enough sadness. Here are some feel good stories.

A poster completes his first triathalon:

4/18/09 - TechKnowGNs First Triathlon

A poster completes his first century while on tour, on a canal towpath, in a brutal June heat wave:

For Martha: A Love Story of 100 Miles

A former 500 pounder does a 135 mile ride on gravel:

Saturday - 135 miles of gravel - what am I thinking!?

A century ride by a former 329 pound Huffy rider:

Natchez Trace Century Ride (with Pics)

And my own modest contribution.... riding a century ten months after learning to balance:

Belated Ride Report - A Century Timeline

Speaking of which, to counterbalance the 'epic' stories, here's one that is downright ordinary - except that I celebrate it in verse. Yes, perhaps the ride was slight in comparison, but it didn't feel that way to me.



Any other suggestions for "glad" threads we can link to here?
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Old 05-09-09, 09:27 PM   #2
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Neil, there are so many great stories here, that is why I hang out here more then any place else on the net. Just in the last two weeks we have another 500 pound man (takingcontrol) getting on the bike, making good choices and dropping weight like a rock. We have the Clyde Emeritus Hall of Fame where now there are 3 pages of people dropping under 200 pounds. There are tons of other stories like this that I chose to be inspired by and forget about what small problems that I might have.
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Old 05-09-09, 09:57 PM   #3
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Neil, there are so many great stories here, that is why I hang out here more then any place else on the net. Just in the last two weeks we have another 500 pound man (takingcontrol) getting on the bike, making good choices and dropping weight like a rock. We have the Clyde Emeritus Hall of Fame where now there are 3 pages of people dropping under 200 pounds. There are tons of other stories like this that I chose to be inspired by and forget about what small problems that I might have.
I agree. I felt like the "sad" thread needed a response.
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Old 05-09-09, 10:05 PM   #4
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Last week in Marfa Tx. Who rides up to us?

He says, " I just rode 74 miles from Van Horn, Texas."

It was Ken Payton. 82 years old, riding across the USA.

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Wow! That is some accomplishment.
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