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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 04-02-14, 07:58 AM   #1
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10K Miles

Some people around here get to 10K miles in a year or less, but it took me five years after being diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer back in March of 2009. Despite 5 major surgeries and more than 60 rounds of chemo, I kept riding. Sometimes I think that's the only reason I'm still here. Still on chemo and while my prognosis isn't good, it wasn't good 5 years ago. So, I just keep riding and taking care of my health. I let the doctors worry about treating the disease.

Anyway, last night's 31-mile, hilly ride put me over the 10K mark, and here's what it looked like. Probably half of those miles were logged on the Klein--the frame I bought from Grumpy McTrumpy after my first (of three) lung surgery. Nice frame to hang a Psimet wheel set on, don't you think?

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Old 04-02-14, 08:26 AM   #2
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Congrats on the milestone, that is a huge accomplishment with everything your body has been subjected to with the medical issues, plus Klein's are always cool bikes
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Old 04-02-14, 09:03 AM   #4
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Awesome job!
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Old 04-02-14, 09:52 AM   #5
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Fantastic accomplishment!! Keep it up!
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Manly thread is manly.
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CONGRATS! Who's awesome... ;-)

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Old 04-02-14, 10:05 AM   #8
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Seems a bit dusty in here.

Great work!
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Wow.. That is amazing! You should be very proud of that 10K mark.

Huge congrats, keep up the excellent work.
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Old 04-02-14, 10:41 AM   #10
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10K is nothing to sneeze at for any of us. Congrats and wishes of good health for you.
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WAY TO GO! You should come down to Miami in February for the Dolphin's Cycling Challenge with it's tag line of "Tackling Cancer One Mile At A Time". The ride benefits the UM Sylvester Cancer Center, everyone gets a jersey with #88 for Jim Mandich, great Dolphin from the 72 team that died of cancer a few years ago. You end the ride by riding into Dolphin Stadium. And even if you're not a Dolphin fan it probably beats the weather where you are in February and it helps fight cancer... and there are a lot of great cyclists! GOOD LUCK!!!
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Old 04-02-14, 11:41 AM   #12
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Inspiring! Good work, way to maintain a positive attitude!
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Old 04-02-14, 11:52 AM   #13
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Hats off to you!
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Kudos to you.

And the best of luck with your challenge!
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Congratulations and thank you for sharing your story
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Excellent!

That's a good looking bike, too.
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Nice work man! I think @Psimet2001 should hook you up!

Saw these last weekend at the local crit, looking good!

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Awesome and inspiring-Keep on trucking!
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Some people around here get to 10K miles in a year or less, but it took me five years after being diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer back in March of 2009. Despite 5 major surgeries and more than 60 rounds of chemo, I kept riding. Sometimes I think that's the only reason I'm still here. Still on chemo and while my prognosis isn't good, it wasn't good 5 years ago. So, I just keep riding and taking care of my health. I let the doctors worry about treating the disease.

Anyway, last night's 31-mile, hilly ride put me over the 10K mark, and here's what it looked like. Probably half of those miles were logged on the Klein--the frame I bought from Grumpy McTrumpy after my first (of three) lung surgery. Nice frame to hang a Psimet wheel set on, don't you think?

well done!! keep up the good work.
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Next your next milestone are : 24,901.55 miles (circumference of the Earth). You are nearly at the 1/2 way point which is 12K

Keep peddling and don't stop, whomever or whatever doesn't keep up gets dropped...including the cancer.

...and we expect updates.
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Old 04-02-14, 03:39 PM   #23
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Beyond AMAZING!!!
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That's like 2,000 miles/year more than most people. Congrats.
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Stories like this are what make cycling great, in spite of its inherent stupidity. Well done Daytrip.




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