Join Date: Jan 2005
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Post hurricane Rita ride - lessons learned
Since this Sunday morning was breezy and cool after hurricane Rita, I lit out for a commune with nature and "thank-you-to-God" ride. Normally, when I ride, I stage my segments into 30-minute stages, after which I get off the bike, walk for a couple of minutes, and rehydrate.
Because the breeze was so pleasant, I continued riding this morning until an hour had passed in the saddle. When I got off, instant and intense prostate-area pain almost caused me to faint! After bending over at an angle for about five minutes, I was able to walk. After another five minutes of walking, I was able to get back on the bike and (slowly) pedal home.
From now on, I'll be more conscientious about minding my "stop every 30 minutes" schedule! Fortunately, there seems to be no lasting damage, and I'll (hopefully) be able to ride again tomorrow. Obviously, I won't be doing any fast centuries in my remaining life, but if I can continue to ride (despite my need to stop frequently), I look forward to doing so.