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Old 07-17-11, 07:59 PM   #1
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Back on the Bike, at last!

Last month I fractured my arm and haven't been on the bike since. Today I took my first ride since the accident. My sister, my son and I rented bikes in Central Park, NYC. No discomfort at all, just the thrill of riding again. We had so much fun!
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A stylin' return to the sport. Welcome back!
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Last month I fractured my arm and haven't been on the bike since. Today I took my first ride since the accident. My sister, my son and I rented bikes in Central Park, NYC. No discomfort at all, just the thrill of riding again. We had so much fun!
You look like fun... well, like you are having fun, er... well, you know what I mean.
Aren't bikes great?!
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Did you really ride in the flip-flops?
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A stylin' return to the sport. Welcome back!
Thanks, Craig! My heart was singing all the way through the park!
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Old 07-17-11, 08:13 PM   #6
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Did you really ride in the flip-flops?
Yes, I did, Bev. This weekend, my son gave us a walking tour over most of Manhattan, literally miles and miles! My feet are covered in blisters,and by today, the only thing I could wear were flip-flops!
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Old 07-17-11, 08:14 PM   #7
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You look like fun... well, like you are having fun, er... well, you know what I mean.
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Thanks! I really did have fun! After being unable to ride for so long, I was thrilled!
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Yes!! Watch out world. Miss Kenton has been UNLEASHED.
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Old 07-17-11, 08:50 PM   #9
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You are sparkling.
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Lookin' good!
Rumor has it that Lance is planning to return to the TDF next year and will be riding a bike just like that!

Have fun and be reasonably careful.
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Thanks, Louis! I FELT sparkling! I love Manhattan!
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Old 07-17-11, 09:22 PM   #13
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Lookin' good!
Rumor has it that Lance is planning to return to the TDF next year and will be riding a bike just like that!

Have fun and be reasonably careful.
You kid, but as the owner of a succession of TREKs, I took it as good sign the vendor was leasing TREKS! Funny thing happened, shortly after this ride, I got a text from my son in Philadelphia, informing me that HE just got a text from one of his buddies that read, "I just saw your mom ride by me on a bike in Central Park!" Small world!
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You kid, but as the owner of a succession of TREKs, I took it as good sign the vendor was leasing TREKS! Funny thing happened, shortly after this ride, I got a text from my son in Philadelphia, informing me that HE just got a text from one of his buddies that read, "I just saw your mom ride by me on a bike in Central Park!" Small world!
It's a small world after all. Indeed.
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You kid, but as the owner of a succession of TREKs, I took it as good sign the vendor was leasing TREKS! Funny thing happened, shortly after this ride, I got a text from my son in Philadelphia, informing me that HE just got a text from one of his buddies that read, "I just saw your mom ride by me on a bike in Central Park!" Small world!
That's why I've taken to wearing a gorilla suit whenever I'm away from home.
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Last month I fractured my arm and haven't been on the bike since. Today I took my first ride since the accident. My sister, my son and I rented bikes in Central Park, NYC. No discomfort at all, just the thrill of riding again. We had so much fun!
Welcome back to the wonders of cycling!

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That's why I've taken to wearing a gorilla suit whenever I'm away from home.
So that must have been you I saw riding in the Mercedes convertable with that old guy....
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Old 07-18-11, 06:01 AM   #18
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Good to hear you are back from the arm. Looks like you had a great time in Central park.

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Great news. I'd hate to see anyone lose the whole summer's riding to an injury. That would just plain suck.
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Thanks, Louis! I FELT sparkling! I love Manhattan!
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Stirling news Miss K.
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Good for you. I can relate since my wife and I did fifteen miles last weekend 7 weeks after she broke her shoulder. She was grinning ear to ear the whole time. Which arm did you break?
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