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    Oh yeah.. that's why I do this!!

    I've found myself occasionally getting carried away with banter here and elsewhere about how far we go, how fast, how high, etc. but for me that's really not the point of all this.

    Went to the doctor today to get a thingy on my inner thigh looked at (cyst -- a not so good thing that comes with cycling apparently).

    While there discussed my BP / BP meds and weight. My BP is down to 100/64. Doc is cutting my BP med dose down and said I may be able to come off it! Also, said that this would actually make my HR more responsive during hard efforts while cycling.. no idea how that works, but it sounded good.

    Getting ready for a ride right now and looking at my HRM while I type this note.. 48 (a bit over half what it was a year ago!!). Nice.

    Cycling is cool. Time to go for a pedal.
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    w00t!

    every time I hear someone coming off meds i get happy!

    congrats!!!

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    Great job! When it comes down to it, I ride for health and fitness. My family is about 90% diabetics. 5 unlces, 4 aunts, grandparents, parents but not me!

    Keep up the good work.

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    That's awsome! My wife got to drop one of her diabetes meds after about a year of riding. Only one to go. It sure is nice to get good news from the doctor. Congratulations.

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    Outstanding! Lower BP, resting heart rate, getting blood sugar under control, and tons of other things are the huge upside.

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    Not to mention feeling better mentally after feeling the wind in your hair... way to go!

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    Unless you shave your head like me ....the wind on my scalp!

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    Congrats & keep up the progress!

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    Inspirational - That's what the Clyde/Athena forum is all about.

    Congrats and way to go!

    John

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    Great job!!!! That's what I like to hear!!

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    Awesome!

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    Hey thanks! Went just a little bit better on the ride tonight thinking about the happy news and the desired outcome.

    Pedal on man!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bailey View Post
    Inspirational - That's what the Clyde/Athena forum is all about.

    Congrats and way to go!

    John
    Sorry, I can't agree. While I'm happy the OP is happy with the changes in his life, the C/A Forum is NOT about weight loss.

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    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Sorry, I can't agree. While I'm happy the OP is happy with the changes in his life, the C/A Forum is NOT about weight loss.
    It's about a lot of things shared by people that are built bigger than the average cyclist.

    One of them is using cycling a way to help get fit. As I mentioned, I'm just as happy to discuss racing, touring, climbing, and as of this evening technical single track MTB riding..... or should I say tumbling down cliffs into streambeds... but, that's another thread.

    I started riding to get fit, and while kicking a tiny butt on a climb or club ride is briefly satisfying, the real reason I keep riding is fitness. Simple as that.

    You seem kinda bitter.. go take a pedal.
    Last edited by Herbie53; 08-26-09 at 06:27 PM.
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    Congratulations on the accomplishment. Thank you for sharing good news. I hope you are able to get off the BP meds completely. Keep riding!
    I reserve the right to be wrong at any time. :D

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    Way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bailey View Post
    Inspirational - That's what the Clyde/Athena forum is all about.

    Congrats and way to go!

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    It's about a lot of things shared by people that are built bigger than the average cyclist.

    One of them is using cycling a way to help get fit. As I mentioned, I'm just as happy to discuss racing, touring, climbing, and as of this evening technical single track MTB riding..... or should I say tumbling down cliffs into streambeds... but, that's another thread.

    I started riding to get fit, and while kicking a tiny butt on a climb or club ride is briefly satisfying, the real reason I keep riding is fitness. Simple as that.

    You seem kinda bitter.. go take a pedal.
    Sorry, not bitter at all. Just tired of the knee-jerk assumption that if a fat person is on a bike, it's to lose weight.

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    Congratulations on the good news, and keep up the good work!
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