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Old 01-12-05, 08:37 PM   #1
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50 again!

Nah, not the age. I'm long past that and there's no going back. But today, nine months after a reckless driver broke my leg, I did my first 50-mile ride since the injury. Before the unlicensed, uninsured young lady smashed me up, I did a 50 mile ride on Wednesdays (yes, I am retired). It feels so great to be really getting back in the groove.

High pressure has returned to northern California. It was sunny, but windy and cold--cold for us, I mean. My ride took me up some redwood-filled canyons and then out to the beach. The ocean always looks better than usual when you're high on endorphins. There were a couple of steep climbs, but generally just a moderate hilly ride. I feel so lucky and blessed to be able to get back to being able to do this.

Anybody else reach any little milestones recently?
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Old 01-13-05, 06:18 AM   #2
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I was off the bike for three months due to a cornea transplant and the first ride back was about twenty miles, felt great like meeting an old friend again. I'll quit cycling some day but not yet.
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Originally Posted by Figaro

I did my first 50-mile ride since the injury. Before the unlicensed, uninsured young lady smashed me up, I did a 50 mile ride on Wednesdays (yes, I am retired). It feels so great to be really getting back in the groove.
Yes, contrary to popular belief, this is why this forum is entitled "50+"

And, congratulation!
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