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Old 10-01-12, 11:18 AM   #1
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Well, hell, I have to tell SOMEBODY...

A series of medical problems have kept me off the bike for a year. A couple of weeks ago, I started riding around the neighborhood, just 5-10 minutes at a time,to get my balance and confidence back. Our neighborhood is on a former island in an old river valley, so the land drops off in every direction. I've stayed on the top, because I was afraid I couldn't climb back up.
Yesterday I said Screw It and headed out on the shortest of my old loops, about eight miles with some climbing. Slow, wobbly, small chainring...but I'm BACK!
Getting there, anyway.
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Old 10-01-12, 11:23 AM   #2
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Old 10-01-12, 11:25 AM   #3
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Old 10-01-12, 11:27 AM   #4
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Congratulations!
Just remember the words of famous gymnast coach Bela Karolyi:
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Old 10-01-12, 11:28 AM   #5
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Great dude! Keep it up and you'll be racking up the miles.
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Old 10-01-12, 11:28 AM   #6
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Old 10-01-12, 12:15 PM   #7
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Old 10-01-12, 12:16 PM   #8
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Old 10-01-12, 12:17 PM   #9
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Outstanding. Way to go!!!!
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Old 10-01-12, 01:24 PM   #10
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Congratulations. Keep at it.
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Old 10-01-12, 01:30 PM   #11
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Congrats and sick-'em. Sooner or later we're all gonna hit a roadbump so just hit it back.

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Old 10-01-12, 01:53 PM   #13
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Old 10-01-12, 01:55 PM   #14
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You know the way I feel is that the only thing between us being mobile and us being immobile is our desire and determination. As soon as you were able to get back on the bike, you were there. You are an inspiration to me. I hope that you have many more wonderful rides ahead.
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Good for you. I'll be 59 this coming November 1st. I joined a gym just before turning 50 and still belong to one now that we moved to the Big Island of Hawaii. I've had to back off on some of the leg work due to an injured right knee and a left ankle problem. Luckily my knee is okay now, and the ankle problem doesn't prevent me from riding a bike. I inherited an inexpensive mountain bike when we bought our house and have started riding it. I'm planning to work my way up to a day trip to Hilo and back. This is a distance of about 25 miles round trip. I'm riding a route of about 11-12 miles nearby that gives me a pretty good workout. So far so good. I am really enjoying riding. I think it's never to late to start or get back into riding. And it certainly can help us stay healthy.
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Old 10-01-12, 06:23 PM   #16
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A series of medical problems have kept me off the bike for a year. A couple of weeks ago, I started riding around the neighborhood, just 5-10 minutes at a time,to get my balance and confidence back. Our neighborhood is on a former island in an old river valley, so the land drops off in every direction. I've stayed on the top, because I was afraid I couldn't climb back up.
Yesterday I said Screw It and headed out on the shortest of my old loops, about eight miles with some climbing. Slow, wobbly, small chainring...but I'm BACK!
Getting there, anyway.
Best news I've heard today! Keep Spining
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Old 10-01-12, 07:11 PM   #17
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Old 10-01-12, 07:21 PM   #18
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Glad to hear you are back, missed your posts the last bit here. sorry you were down for a while and that you are riding and attacking the course, as you can. Hope things keep getting better for you.

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Old 10-01-12, 07:53 PM   #19
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Ex-cell-ent!
Congratulations and continued progress.
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Old 10-01-12, 08:38 PM   #21
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WOOF WOOF Velo Dog!
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Old 10-01-12, 08:43 PM   #22
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Old 10-01-12, 08:48 PM   #23
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You've started over before. You can do it.
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Old 10-02-12, 07:37 AM   #25
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Always do what you can do!!! If you dont you will set and rust out.
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