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Old 07-13-06, 01:35 PM   #1
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just saying Hi

Hi all. I used to post here regularly many years ago but running a business and family commitments took their toll and I stopped cycling
Two years ago I broke my back and I can still only walk with some pain and difficulty but mobility is coming back gradually and there is less pain every month.Isn't the bodie's recuperative powers amazing !
Tonight I have just been out for my first ride in four years ,a 4 mile circuit of the village and I just cannot tell you how fantastic it felt. I feel so good alive ,. Just had to tell somebody and I know you will all know how I feel . Nick
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Old 07-13-06, 01:49 PM   #2
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Today 4 miles. Tomorrow the world!
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Hey, hey, hey! Glad you're back in the world of two wheels.
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Man, you didn't leave....you just took a break. We all have. Most of us here have one major ding or another to deal with or recover from. Anyone who's had an active life is bound to do something to themselves by 50Plus age. We'd all have been fine if we'd just stayed in that recliner chair-- well, maybe not so fine. Aren't we glad we didn't.

So, every pedal stroke of that 4 miles must have brought a smile. You've probably read a current thread about "2 Miles Ain't So Bad". Same thing. So, keep riding, keep posting. Welcome Back.
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Glad you're back, Nicky!
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Yeah, BP, its 102 out there right now (4:30) and I'm heading out. Come back looking/feeling like beef jerky. I want my recliner with the magic fingers and the tv control panel built into the arm and beer receptacle in the other arm. "Magic of every pedal stroke" yeah right.
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Old 07-13-06, 06:46 PM   #9
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Old 07-13-06, 07:51 PM   #10
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As the British used to say:
Keep your pecker up! (stiff upper lip) Yep, the body is amazing, but not nearly as impressive as your will to not give up!

Thank you for saying Hi!
I salute your courage and resolve!
Keep it up & let us know how your doing.
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Old 07-13-06, 09:23 PM   #11
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Welcome back Earley!! Keep up the nice riding! (and posting!)
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Old 07-14-06, 03:29 AM   #12
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wow thanks everyone, I feel like I have never left .! I've put on a few stone since I left so hopefully this will help shed some pounds too.
I'm a lazy person at heart so I've drawn up a program to keep me out there or I'll find excuses not to go out. Once I've got some fitness back I'll join a local club maybe or find some local cyclists to tag on with. I used to really enjoy doing 100k and 200k Audax's . I'll look out for some local Charity runs as well .
You're dead right about the silly grin all over my face, its still there
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