Pedals, Paddles and Poles
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Btw the Mohave desert and AREA 51
Bikes: Santa Cruz Tallboy, Ridley Noah, Scott Spark 20
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Celebrating my first year on BF and 1st Century
Yeah it was a road event and I liked it, but I am 90% MTBer at heart. I was impressed with the old rigids converted to hybrids, and even an Ellsworth FS and a couple of dirt jumper single speeds making the whole trip.
It was a year ago I went looking for advise about bike riding after getting both hips replaced. Thanks to the people here I:
Went from a snug 36" waist to a comfortable 34"
Resting heart Rate @78 to 64
Getting worn out by a 15 mile ride and needing 3 hours to recover
Finishing a 115 mile century going home taking a shower and going out to dinner.
And many of you played a part in this through pictures, videos, advise, joking around and teaching me important stuff like HTFU and STFU.
My bikes are also better maintained than I ever knew how. I eat better and have a blood pressure that as a nurse recently commented, belongs to a 30 year old.
Thanks all-yeah I'm celebrating and amazed at what I did. Thanks for helping me STFU and HTFU.
BTW, the new bridge is named after Pat Tillman (AZ side) the former AZ Cardinal who enlisted in the Army with friends to fight for freedom, but was tragically killed by friendly fire and Michael O'Callahan (NV side) a veteran who served in Korea and in NV legislature for 40 years. Thank a vet for serving!
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.