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Old 03-21-12, 05:18 PM   #1
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First Time on the Bike Since Last October

Today, in glorious Spring sunshine I got back on my Trek for a short ride. This was the first one since my disastrous tumble down a flight of stairs last October. It felt GOOD!
Feel like a cat with nine lives. Suddenly I am young again. Yes, I did avoid speed trials and hills but the important thing is I thoroughly enjoyed it and now I have a whole season to cycle. By the way, I did not have my computer on the bar and although I intend to install it I no longer care about annual mileage or worrying about my average speed.
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Old 03-21-12, 05:51 PM   #2
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Great to see you riding again, and amen!!
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Old 03-21-12, 06:12 PM   #3
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Hoping on the bike always makes a body feel young again. Except those times when it doesn't.
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Old 03-21-12, 06:51 PM   #4
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Most riders I know take a hiatus once in awhile. Nothing wrong with this, other than you have to ride out the kinks the first few rides.
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Old 03-21-12, 07:04 PM   #5
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When I read your wife's description of your injuries, I wondered if you ever get back on the bike again. I am so happy to hear you are riding again! Good for you! Enjoy this great weather.
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It's great your back ridding again. I went through a season of not so much ridding due to health issues, but as you say its great to be ridding again.
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Glad to hear you are up and running again. I was worried when we had not heard from you

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Good stuff. Cycling is the elixir that heals the spirit!
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Good to read you have begun the return to bicycling! We missed your input here while you were recovering. Stay safe and stay healthy!

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Good to see that you are back! What a wonderful feeling that must be!
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Another year on the bike. Woo hoo!
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Had 6 months off the bike around the bypass time and I took it steady and trained up slowly. Did a hard 40 miler 3 months after the bypass and felt fine-----Till after the ride. I was fit enough to do the ride- albeit a bit slower than usual but I was fit enough. Then 5 minutes after I finished I sat on a bench to change shoes to drive home and Shin Splints. Boy did they hurt and I never want them again.

So come back steadily and build up the Muscles by cross training. Walk- Down the gym- swimming but whatever you do- build those muscles up before you try the hard rides.

And glad to see you back.
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Old 03-22-12, 12:42 PM   #14
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Thank you all for your kind remarks. Today I followed it up with a 12 mile ride at a leisurely 9.5 mph speed. Which is exactly 9.5 mph faster than Monday when I just thought about it.Serously, I must have worked out harder on the ship than I thought.Did not even work up a sweat. Life is good!
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