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    Don't Believe the Hype RiPHRaPH's Avatar
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    more personal best

    recently, i have been ill with a bizarre intestinal ailment that left me without substantial food for 5 days. during this period i obviously have been unable to perform daily tasks let alone ride. My weight went from 188 to 176. (i haven't been at 176 since fresh/high school)

    so i went out today on my usual route not expecting much. well, right out of the gate i felt strong. i did this undulating, wavy road circuit (35 miles in all, replete with some narrow shoulders, some stops and some gravel/dump trucks breezing me)...anyway, i did it avg'ing 19.4 mph.

    it was magical. i was ready to turn back after a small 12 mile loop if i didn't feel up to it. not alot of wind, etc. pushing 12 less pounds up those little but many hills was nice. i reached for another gear.....and it was there!!
    I have enough words to get me into trouble, but not enough to get me out of trouble.

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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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    Bikes are amazing. The human body is difficult to understand. It's all good!
    No worries

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    Originally posted by RiPHRaPH
    recently, i have been ill ... it [the ride] was magical.
    Glad to hear you're well again.

    I hope to lose another 10 pounds but I sure don't want to do it they way you did.

    Sounds like a blast getting back on the two-wheeled contraption. Congratulations.

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    Good going RiPHRaPH! I'll bet you were going nuts to get back on the bike, though.
    when walking, just walk. when sitting, just sit. when riding, just ride. above all, don't wobble.

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