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Old 07-24-02, 08:01 PM   #1
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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!!
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Old 07-24-02, 08:25 PM   #2
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Old 07-24-02, 09:56 PM   #3
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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.
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