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  1. Tom: Is this still going? broke a rib, off the...

    Tom: Is this still going? broke a rib, off the bike, gained some weight, now trying to get back into it for the seattle to portland again this summer. 265 now.
  2. Hey old buddy: good on you. I quit cold turkey in...

    Hey old buddy: good on you. I quit cold turkey in '87 (had to quit drinking the same day-one beer one cigarette, you know). I honor you. sure would like to see you around here for many more years....
  3. I weigh in at a light 265 and have been riding my...

    I weigh in at a light 265 and have been riding my OCR2 full carbon for over a year now with no problems. carried me seattle to portland last year and will again this year.
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    Wow! seems like broken collar bones are the rage...

    Wow! seems like broken collar bones are the rage re: cycle crashes. broke a rib last year, just keep your spirits up as much as possible, maybe by thinking about all the good riding ahead of you. oh,...
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    Great Job!! Keep building that confidence, and...

    Great Job!! Keep building that confidence, and soon the miles will seem to accumulate easier and easier (but not always real easy.......


    cole
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    retro, that is the absolute, 100% truth. i am...

    retro, that is the absolute, 100% truth. i am recovering from a broken rib on the left side, road rash, etc., and it is all because i didn't 'ride it out'. i tried to get back on the pavement after...
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    i thought superman was the only guy who wore his...

    i thought superman was the only guy who wore his jockeys on the outside?

    cole
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    I am not too good with words, but here...

    I am not too good with words, but here goes....turned 64 in july,had been riding for one year so i decided to go for the Seattle to Portland ride with a group from the local lbs, most of them at...
  9. Thread: Slump!!!

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    back on the road, did 30 miles today, mostly in...

    back on the road, did 30 miles today, mostly in the blasted wind, and 26 miles on rollers thursday. little tight but feel better doing this than sitting around. didn't go to the doctor. lucky, i...
  10. i quit smoking in '87 after 27 years of damaging...

    i quit smoking in '87 after 27 years of damaging myself. my lungs are good, it is a matter of conditioning. keep riding, keep exercising aerobically, and do not give up. maybe get a physical just to...
  11. Thread: Slump!!!

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    Slump!!!

    help. am in a slump. did the seattle to portland, no problem, pumped up, then crashed 3 weeks ago, broke a rib, now just seem to be blah. i know i should get back on the bike, did a small 30 miler...
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    update

    now have 1500 miles, have crashed a few times, yet this thing keeps on going. had a good fit which did wonders, and getting ready for new tires and chain.
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    Got mine from the Marine Corp. Works good, all...

    Got mine from the Marine Corp. Works good, all the weight does is give me strength. I know on long group rides, i have come close to problems when someone decides to grab a bottle and wanders all...
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    nahh, i am 64 yrs old, two years away from the...

    nahh, i am 64 yrs old, two years away from the age my dad died at, and i plan on beating him if possible (he smoked too much), anyway, i couldn't get my breath, so i gave a 'primal grunt' and...
  15. Rev Chuck is

    Rev Chuck is the man. I am probably even older than you, i have young men (mostly) in front of my desk every day, or out on patrol, and I could see where this thread was going. In any case, wisdom...
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    busted rib, bike ok.........

    i now join the proud legion of those who have crashed and survived. 22mph (i had just looked at the speed)downhill when my front tire blew, i was on the edge 'cause a truck was passing,went into the...
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    Location: Hermiston, Oregon. Pace: 15-20...

    Location: Hermiston, Oregon.
    Pace: 15-20
    distance: 25+

    need hill work.
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    Sticky: neck pops

    Tom: how usual is it to develope a sore neck, neck 'pops' when i turn my head, etc. could it be from posture, etc?
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    thank you all for the kind words. helps a whole...

    thank you all for the kind words. helps a whole lot. yes, it wasn't a double century, my mistake. but next year it will be!! have another century in october.

    thanks again, fellow riders....
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    first double century!!!

    i did it. actually it was the first any century. rode the seattle to portland thing. two days, 102 miles per day more or less. believe me fellow riders, this was a personal best. it is not the...
  21. ok, in for next year for sure. any other...

    ok, in for next year for sure. any other centuries before that one in 2008?
  22. did the two day ride. first time - first century,...

    did the two day ride. first time - first century, first double century, a fine personal first. anyway, i spoke to an ambulance driver at st helens, and he said he could not understand why stp didn't...
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    two day ride with the group from scott's cycle in...

    two day ride with the group from scott's cycle in hermiston, ore.

    hooah!

    cole
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    Hey Machka: i am proudly married to a Canadian,...

    Hey Machka: i am proudly married to a Canadian, and she is entitled to her opinion (quite like yours)as am I. There is more than enough room for both. I have interacted with the RCMP both...
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    What a poignant, wonderful letter. altho it is...

    What a poignant, wonderful letter. altho it is too late for me to affect the vote, i am still contacting my senator here in eastern oregon and letting my and other like-thinking folks thoughts known....
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