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Old 08-05-10, 05:29 PM   #1
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Pain is Motivator for Longer Riding Times!

I'm not looking for advice here, so if you feel a need to share all your knowledge, please share on another thread. Just sharing a unique ride motivator and blowing-off a bit of steam.

Currently, I am working with a physical therapist, chiropractor and neurosurgeon in regards to some almost unbearable pain I am having in my hip area and my shin area. I am doing all the stretching, strengthening, etc., that is possible. I get this pain when I walk - even short distance, or stand for very long, and it is excruciating - a 9 on a scale of 10.

The interesting thing is that I DO NOT have any pain while bicycling, which puts me in the situation of the longer rides I have, the less pain I have to endure. So today I was out for 4.5 hours of pain-free time!!

The PT has assured me that the pain is not caused by the bicycling, to bicycle as much as I like, and has also assured me that she knows how to bring me through it. I will be seeing the chiro tomorrow, with the approval of the PT. The chiro is an old-time friend who assisted me in getting through something similar years back.

Anyway, just sharing a unique motivator for longer rides. Anyone else have a unique motivator for longer rides?

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Old 08-05-10, 06:48 PM   #2
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"Anyone else have a unique motivator for longer rides? "

Collapsed disc at L4 L5, Riding keeps the pain gone.
Sitting and walking cause much discomfort.
Nutten on TV or the radio anyway.

Going out 6 AM each day this month to beat the heat. Riding everyday this month.

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Old 08-05-10, 07:07 PM   #4
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1. If I don't do longer rides I cannot go riding with people who do take longer rides.
2. Returning home from shorter rides often leads to yardwork and other duties.
3. My waistline gets smaller or, at minimum, stays the same depending on diet.
4. More time to think about my liberal agenda for world domination.
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Old 08-06-10, 04:54 PM   #5
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"Anyone else have a unique motivator for longer rides? "

Collapsed disc at L4 L5, Riding keeps the pain gone.
Sitting and walking cause much discomfort.
Nutten on TV or the radio anyway.

Going out 6 AM each day this month to beat the heat. Riding everyday this month.

When you order your next BF Jersey, why not plan ahead and get an 80?
What a pessimist!!

85, at least!

Saw the chiro today and he says I am still fixable.
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Old 08-06-10, 04:57 PM   #6
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You probably got the pain in your hip from wrenching your own bike. You should have a shop do that for you.

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Old 08-06-10, 05:02 PM   #7
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Old 08-06-10, 05:05 PM   #8
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You probably got the pain in your hip from wrenching your own bike. You should have a shop do that for you.

My motivation for riding: maintaining a few, final shreds of sanity.
Yes, I do remember screwing on the valve cover to the Presta valve. Now I know the reason. Thanks.
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1. If I don't do longer rides I cannot go riding with people who do take longer rides.
2. Returning home from shorter rides often leads to yardwork and other duties.
3. My waistline gets smaller or, at minimum, stays the same depending on diet.
4. More time to think about my liberal agenda for world domination.
I'm with you on all counts, bro. It gives me more time to think about your liberal agenda for world domination too

No riding this week because of 1) too hot 2) oldest daughter's on again off again labor (it's getting old and I'm not even the one who experiences it) 3) time off to watch the Natz. My carbohydrate loading goes on as usual. I'm really afraid to step on the scales
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