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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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    Congratulations

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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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    Awesome job!
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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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    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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    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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    Inspiring! Good work, way to maintain a positive attitude!

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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!

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    Nice work man! I think @Psimet2001 should hook you up!

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    Awesome and inspiring-Keep on trucking!

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    Impressive. Keep cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daytrip View Post
    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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    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.




    Carry on.

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