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Old 07-09-12, 11:00 AM   #1
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Another confidence building ride.

I've been riding (sort'a) with a group on Mondays. They're nice folks. The only problem is I'd get dropped on the first tiny little hill and wouldn't catch up with them till the mid-point. Then I'd get dropped pretty quickly going back so I was riding almost the entire ride alone.

Today I decided to start out at my condo and just ride to the mid-point by myself. It worked pretty well. On the way back I was even able to hang with four teams of my tandem riding friends for about a mile longer than last time. total ride distance was 37.5 miles. It was good.

The issue with riding the route that I rode today is the last 2 miles are a climb up Jungs Station Hill. I've been avoiding that climb ever since I broke my hip. You know the rest - barriers like Jungs Station Hill are always more mental than physical. I made it and I didn't even have to resort to using my granny chainring.

My confidence is gradually coming back.
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Old 07-09-12, 12:49 PM   #2
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Retro Grouch,

Way to GO!
Well Done
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You GO man

Please, pick whichever or however many you like.

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Old 07-09-12, 01:21 PM   #3
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Old 07-09-12, 04:23 PM   #4
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My confidence is gradually coming back.
That's great news, Retro! Keep concentrating on the positive feedback you are getting from completing these rides. Each one is a building block. Keep it up.
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Old 07-09-12, 04:27 PM   #5
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Good for you RG, the barriers are falling for you. Nothing but my best wishes for your continued success.
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