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    Ouch! That smarted...

    This last week I did not feel much like riding...

    My left kidney felt achy, I woke up in the middle of the night with sweats
    (even though the thermostat was set to 65 degrees).

    Friday things started looking up, a kidney stone popped out

    Today the weather was nice ( about 54 degrees at the start of the ride) and not
    windy.

    I went for a twenty mile ride with about 1000 feet of climbing and I just did not
    have the guns, I think I turned in the slowest time that I ever recorded for that
    route ( 12.6 mph ).

    It is amazing how fast I got 'out of tune'.

    Sigh, getting old ( 72) is hell...

    Jerry

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear the sad story but glad you're doing better.
    I understand what you're saying about how quickly one can lose fitness. Keep riding. It'll come back.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---
    2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 "Racing Edition"--The bike shop owner said it's toast after the car-bike accident. R.I.P.
    * * 2014 or 2015 CAAD 10 3 coming soon. Decision time. * *

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
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    Without the weight of the Stone I would have thought one would be faster.
    Glad you are back riding.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    gone ride'n cyclinfool's Avatar
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    You were probably still a little weak - which is different from being out of condition. You will come back quickly.
    "Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
    If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

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    Dharma Dog lhbernhardt's Avatar
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    Keep riding as long as you can! Your body adapts to the stresses you impose on it (within reason, but your body is more reasonable than you think!). Beats the alternative... good luck!

    L.

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