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Old 07-14-12, 01:10 PM   #1
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Woo Hoo! I rode over 100 miles this week.

I don't know whether or not I've had a 100 mile week since I broke my elbows but I know for sure that I haven't had a 100 mile week since I broke my hip. UNTIL THIS WEEK! Thursday I also had my hilliest ride since my most recent accident. The Grouch is sloooowly creeping back.

Tomorrow starts a whole new week.
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Old 07-14-12, 01:25 PM   #2
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Congrats Grouchy, what a way to recover. Now you are on a roll, keep up the good work. You're back baaaaby!!!
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Old 07-14-12, 02:03 PM   #3
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I have a spreadsheet that tracks my miles with a column that shows a 7 day rolling total. Whenever it goes above 100 it formats black, otherwise red. It went black today with my first 50 miler of the year.
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Old 07-14-12, 02:14 PM   #4
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Yea! for RG. Great news
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Old 07-14-12, 06:49 PM   #5
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Great stuff! Were you riding bent or upright?
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Old 07-14-12, 08:09 PM   #6
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That's miles, not kilometers, right?
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Congratulations--were your broken bones from falling off the bike?

I am amazed seeing the riders falling off in the Tour and getting wright back up and go on--or most of them anyway.

Keep it up and enjoy.

To me a 100 miles a week is a good measure to keep fit particularly if you ride in a hilly region.
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Congratulations, Retro! You're making real progress. I hope you are having fun.
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Persistence pays. But you know that already.
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100 mile week .Tomorrow starts a whole new week.
'Tastic! Mabrook, as they say here, which means 'warmest congratulations, keep it up'

( A long time ago I worked as a student summer job on a construction site. Day 1, the foreman said 'keep safe, do a bit, but think of your mates, keep it steady') !
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Congratulations--were your broken bones from falling off the bike?
Yup.

Broken bones can be bad, but they're not the worst. Mental anxiety had me all but paralyzed. Were it not for decades of bicycling background and for the support of my sweetie I might have given up. I still don't have the anxiety completely licked, but I'm definitely making progress.

The reason I post this stuff is because I know there are a few lurkers or people who may only occasionally post who have similar issues. My hope is that my experience may give them a measure of encouragement.
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Yup.

Broken bones can be bad, but they're not the worst. Mental anxiety had me all but paralyzed. Were it not for decades of bicycling background and for the support of my sweetie I might have given up. I still don't have the anxiety completely licked, but I'm definitely making progress.

The reason I post this stuff is because I know there are a few lurkers or people who may only occasionally post who have similar issues. My hope is that my experience may give them a measure of encouragement.
And good on ya for doing so. If it helps just one other person work through difficulties, it's worth it.
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nice job!
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