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Old 02-07-10, 08:17 PM   #1
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Reflecting on cycling during the Superbowl commercials....

Kind of a before / after progress / givin' myself an atta-boy thread... so, post your progress here as you see fit.. here's my thoughts.

I think there have been other threads like this (maybe I even started one), but once and awhile I think it's good to reflect on the fitness progress. I/we can sometimes get carried away talking about the latest wheels, a new TT bike, debating various components, or the arguing beauty of carbon... but really that's all just gravy. I suppose I could go post about that sort of stuff over in the Road or Racing forum, but I feel more connected to this place 'cuz there are more folks here on a similar journey.

The ability to spend a week riding in Hawaii was not just a great opportunity (we were there mostly on my wife's company's dime), but a bit of milestone in that less than two years ago, there was no way in h*** I could have ridden a bike 6 of 7 days in a week, let alone climb a 10,000 ft. mountain. For those who find my Hawaii trip sorta irratating to hear about, you should be happy to hear I used my new found fitness over the last two days shovelling my drive and the road after Snowmageddon. Couldn't have done that a couple years ago either!

My Martini swilling, buffalo wing eating, couldn't complete 12 miles on the MUP self..


Just climbed Haleakala and road around Maui (rode 270 miles and climbed 20,300 feet) for a week self..

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Old 02-07-10, 08:40 PM   #2
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I can't speak for the others but yeah, it's irritating!

Ha ha! Actually nice to see a fellow clyde atttack the climbs rather than using the ol "Im too big to climb"

Oh, I must be the only one not watching the Superbowl. I went to a couple of bike shops today, Gina and I were the only people in the shops! Heck, I fogot it was on!

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luv the pancake bunny.. I frequently need it when venturing into political forums

...nothing in particular, just feeling like progress check / reality check post.

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I like that even two years later, you are still wearing the same (different color) hat.
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Sure, I'm jealous, but that's pretty great progress!
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I've never heard that story before. And even if everyone here had, it's still probably less well-known than any half-dozen of my rides. :-(

Congratulations. And get ready for more snow on Wednesday. :-(
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Historian.. not sure what's going on, but when I try to reply to your posts, I just get the swirly waiting thing and nothing happens..?...

Yeah, I was just mentioning my two Hawaii ride threads 'cuz I felt just a bit guilty posting them whilst it was 25F or less back home. Now that I'm back home I'm jealous of them!!

I rode six days there and could post something about each, but stopped at two...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...tential-energy

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...d-ride-in-Maui

Just fodder though.. this post was more about why I ride to begin with. Being able to do things like ride on vacation is just gravy.
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Historian.. not sure what's going on, but when I try to reply to your posts, I just get the swirly waiting thing and nothing happens..?
I get the same thing! I thought I was on the ignore list, maybe you are too!
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