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    Pedals, Paddles and Poles Daspydyr's Avatar
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    Celebrating: 1ST Year on BF and 1ST Century

    It was a year ago I went looking for advise about bike riding after getting both hips replaced. Thanks to the people here I:

    Went from a snug 36" waist to a comfortable 34"
    Resting heart Rate @78 to 64
    Getting worn out by a 15 mile ride and needing 3 hours to recover

    to

    Finishing a 115 mile century going home taking a shower and going out to dinner.

    And many of you played a part in this through pictures, videos, advise, joking around and teaching me important stuff like HTFU and STFU.

    My bikes are also better maintained than I ever knew how. I eat better and have a blood pressure that as a nurse recently commented, belongs to a 30 year old.

    Thanks all-yeah I'm celebrating and amazed at what I did. Thanks for helping me STFU and HTFU.

    BTW, the new bridge is named after Pat Tillman (AZ side) the former AZ Cardinal who enlisted in the Army with friends to fight for freedom, but was tragically killed by friendly fire and Michael O'Callahan (NV side) a veteran who served in Korea and in NV legislature for 40 years. Thank a vet for serving!
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    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    You did it all......congratulations
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Congrats on the lifestyle changes. That is a great job.

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    Two elderly BFers hit the century mark this weekend. Good times indeed.

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    Just wait until you get to the 65-85+ thread. That's where the real action is.

    Oh, by the way- congratulations.

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    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
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    Keep up the terrific riding! There's even better roads ahead.
    Ride your Ride!!

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    Shave the beard off and you will be taking the Nurse on a date with that low BP

    Someone has said it already- There is only one person to blame for your current fitness. So well done.
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    Way to go!
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    Congrats on the first century. Appears that it was a very scenic route based on your pics.

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    For the desert Southwest it was great, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and Red Rocks Canyon. BUT HEY then someone was doing a photo shoot of bikini models with a desert backdrop on the route to Blue Diamond. That kinda broke up the monotony.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Congratulations.

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    Congratulations!

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    Well done, quite a journey in one year!
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    Good job.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Good job on the new and improved you. It is cool to ride a century and be able to go out and celebrate afterwards.

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    Pedals, Paddles and Poles Daspydyr's Avatar
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    I was in bed by 7:30 and the next time I saw the clock it was 7:30 again. I was a tad worn out. I'm thinking I can get on the bike again tomorrow.

    Thanks all.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Congratulations -- great changes in your life, and a great milestone.

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    congratulations !
    I finished my first century this week and share in your excitement and appreciation to this forum. The advice and support on BF were a big part of making it happen for me.

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    Congratulations
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