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  1. #1
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    New lease on life

    Hey there, I'm fairly new to the sport of mountain biking, having not rode any type of bike for @ least 15 years. For the last 7 years I have had a kidney disease witch limited me physically. About 8 months ago I recieved a second chance @ life and had a transplant, witch instanly gave me more energy than I was used to. As I recovered I looked for ways to stay as healthy as I could. I started working out w/ weights but needed a cardio I would stick to. I recalled my youth as a bmx rider and thought I would give mountain biking a try. I instanly fell in love with the sport and have been hooked since. I now own 2 bikes, a hardtale and a full syspention trail bike, the later is a custom build, and ride 2-3 times a week. I am looking forward to talking w/ some of you in the future.

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    My name is Mike, not Cal
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    Welcome to BF!

    Glad to hear you're back in the saddle again (health-wise and bike-wise).

    Maybe you've seen the Mountain Biking forum on here, maybe not. Speaking of which, ever see Bush on the Texas trails?
    "I got my lips chewed off by a dingo!" --David Letterman

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Hello covert-rider, you are indeed very fortunate.

    I have a friend waiting for a lung transplant, and he has been waiting for almost two years...he is in Florida actually essentially on 'stand-by'. It's a day to day thing for him, very stressful.

    At any rate, it's wonderful that you have recovered your ability to find joy in the mountain biking! I hope you'll be able to let people know that a lot can be overcome with determination.

    Welcome to BF!

    East Hill
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    TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

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