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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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    Deut 6:5

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    "Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is 'never get involved in a land war in Asia'".
    - Vizzini during his "battle of wits" with the Man in Black

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    That is good news!
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    Congratulations!
    Just remember the words of famous gymnast coach Bela Karolyi:
    You can do it.
    You can do it!
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    You Can Do It!
    "On the road again, I can't wait to get on the road again!" -Willie

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    Great dude! Keep it up and you'll be racking up the miles.

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    Atta boy!
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    You go Dog!
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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Outstanding. Way to go!!!!

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    Congratulations. Keep at it.
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    "Granny gears are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy": misquoted by yours truly during a vertical ascent attempt yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    You go Dog!
    Congrats and sick-'em. Sooner or later we're all gonna hit a roadbump so just hit it back.

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    One ride at a time.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
    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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    Atta boy!

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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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    way to go

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    Ex-cell-ent!
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    WOOF WOOF Velo Dog!
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    WTG
    Good to hear you're back on the bike.
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    You've started over before. You can do it.
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    Always do what you can do!!! If you dont you will set and rust out.

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