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Old 07-11-11, 03:19 AM   #1226
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The bicycle wheel in johns creek. Have gone out on several long rides of 16 + miles and I am really pleased. I felt ao good after the ride. Usually I ready to get off the bike after 10 miles. The rise was so easy I could have gone for more. I am so spoiled. ;-)
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Old 07-14-11, 07:01 AM   #1227
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Got the MRI results from my sports med doc yesterday. He said the left knee looks a lot like the right knee did a few years ago before it had arthroscopic surgery. Additionally the left knee has more arthritis and shows more degradation. My surgery is next Thursday (7/21). My PT will be the same as before with my right knee -- 4 weeks on the trainer -- then back out on the road.
I sold my 2002 CycleOps Magneto last fall because I try to ride outside all year and haven't used it in a few years. So I ordered a 2011 Kurt Kinetic Road Machine last week. It should be delivered today or tomorrow.

Wonder how much fitness I'll lose?
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Old 07-14-11, 01:31 PM   #1228
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I missed this reading about this accident but glad John included it in this weeks RoadBikeRider newsletter.
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Only a week after Georgia’s new 3-feet passing law went into effect, a suburban Atlanta police department cited the law in charging a motorist who allegedly struck and killed a cyclist on July 4. The Sandy Springs P.D. issued the following statement:

Sandy Springs Police investigators arrested 51-year old Mary Wussah, of Douglasville, in connection with the July 4 traffic fatality of Bryan Morgan. Morgan was riding his bicycle along Roswell Road, near Hightower Trail at about 7 a.m. when he was struck from behind by a Toyota Camry driven by Wussah.

Ms. Wussah, accompanied by her attorney, met with traffic investigators this morning. She was charged with Homicide by Vehicle in the 2nd degree, Following Too Closely, and Failure to Safely Pass a Cyclist, which is a new law that went into effect on July 1, 2011. She was later transported to Doraville Jail. At 1 p.m. today, Ms. Wussah made a first appearance in Sandy Springs City Court and was bound over to Fulton State Court on $10,000 bond.

It’s yet another tragic, senseless death of a cyclist, to be sure. But the incident shows that safe-passing laws do at least provide law enforcement agencies a tool to use that – we all hope – will eventually result in safer road conditions for cyclists. Continuing to educate motorists about cyclists’ rights, and about safe-passing laws in the states that have them – along with strict police enforcement of those laws before such needless deaths occur – are the keys. Do what you can to help.
Looks like the 3 feet when passing law may help.
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Old 07-15-11, 06:10 AM   #1229
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thanks for posting that Ron. I read the news earlier but did not see the bit about the 3 ft rules. I felt bad about the son who was riding with his father when this happened.

as for your post op recovery at least your doc is telling you to stay with it whereas mine said no ride.... lost a lot of everything not riding at all for 2 months this spring. am getting back out there though and it's wonderful.
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Old 07-15-11, 06:12 AM   #1230
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Hope the knee gets better. Maybe some Titanium replacements are in order.
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Old 07-15-11, 03:09 PM   #1231
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as for your post op recovery at least your doc is telling you to stay with it whereas mine said no ride.
That's precisely why I went to a sports med doc for my shoulders (yes I said shoulders -- torn rotator cuff times 2) and my knees. They know I'm an "athlete" - I use that term loosely and the doc who did one shoulder, my other knee, and will do this knee is also a cyclist and bike commuter. Whenever I see him we talk about bikes. He always has bike related questions for me.

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Maybe some Titanium replacements are in order.
I have enough Ti in bike #1.
No replacements. The surgeries were/will be arthroscopic. He just trims out the torn meniscus. No more running but no matter. I was never a runner. But he says I can ride till I'm 100.
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Old 07-15-11, 07:45 PM   #1232
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I missed this reading about this accident but glad John included it in this weeks RoadBikeRider newsletter.
That's so sad! I feel so bad for Bryan and his family. It seems this sort of thing always happens to the best people.

Here is a link to a guestbook I found if you wish to leave condolences: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/cla...&pid=152417484
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Old 07-18-11, 08:49 AM   #1233
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I ride alone all the time. I join the bike path in the area about a mile east of the I-285 overpass,between Clarkston and Scottdale. Sometimes I ride into Avondale and do a few laps around the lake, then head out to Stone Mtn. Never had a problem other than the "locals" like walking 3 to 5 abreast so they're blocking the path in the Clarkston area. Sometimes they'll move over when they hear "on your left" or "excuse me" or the click of my shifters as I slow down to pass them.

Must be a long ride for you. I see your location says Alaska.
I never use the path, pedestrians, dog leashes, strollers, it's unsafe.

I take N Druid Hills -> Ponce all the way out. Do whatever laps. Then Central -> Norman -> Church and wind back up through Emory's campus to get home.

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Outbike Bikes in L5P has been great and never balked at doing things for me on my Fuji. First went there for saddle and shoe help, Specialized seem to fit me better than the offerings at other stores. Edgy there is great!

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reminder! Hospitality Highway ride July 10? http://400century.com/ anyone going? I went a couple years ago and it was a hoot. I missed it last year but plan to hit again this year. I'll likely do a shorter run on it as I may be riding with my wife? :-) hopefully. will see but I do want to go anyway. Fun to see bikes take over the highway.
Seriously humid that day, but was some great riding. Comparatively level, rolling hills, couple of steep ones, but they're very short.
This is a hilly ride: http://www.cyclenorthgeorgia.com/

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Has anyone done the Arabia Mountain trail?

I've been browsing Google Maps for a few days, and I think I found a good 75 miler that would start at Tech, follow Freedom/Stone Mountain to the mountain, proceed south for a couple of miles, and then follow the Arabia Mountain trail until its end (and then back again).

It's not a rail trail, and it goes right through a nature preserve, so it looks pretty nice.
Look up the FruitCake ride on the bikesbl.org map section page. A route that will take you winding through neighborhoods from stone mountain, arabia mountain path, and out to the Monastery in Conyers and back. Adapt it as necessary for your starting point.
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Old 07-21-11, 10:47 AM   #1234
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I survived the knee surgery. Started at 9 AM and I was home to see the last 1/2 hour of the TdF.
Trainer time starts tomorrow.
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Old 07-21-11, 04:45 PM   #1235
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Nice, good to hear there were no complications. Let us know what you think of the KK trainer. I'm looking to buy one this fall.
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Old 07-22-11, 08:47 AM   #1236
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I got the KK Road Machine. I did 6 minutes on it this morning. The doc said 5 minutes x 2 today, 10 minutes x 2 tomorrow, etc.
I like the way the bike mounts. A little easier and less complicated than the CycleOps I used to have. It seems a little more stable too. I'll let you know more about that as I ride longer and "harder". Can't do that quite yet. And with my knee bandaged up its hard to bend my knee fully. The bandage bunches up behind the knee.

Its nice that my wife makes me sit and prop up my leg or lay on the couch with ice on the knee and watch the TdF.
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Old 07-24-11, 08:47 AM   #1237
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My sports med doc just called me to ask how I was doing and if I had much pain. Wow!!! On a Sunday morning! Great doctor! He said after he sees me on Tuesday we'll discuss a more aggressive program. Does that mean getting back out on the road before I complete the 4 week trainer session?
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Old 07-25-11, 04:58 AM   #1238
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Glad to hear the surgery went so well! You'll be back on road sooner than later for sure!
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Old 07-25-11, 10:04 AM   #1239
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I'm getting cabin fever. I have to drive if I want to get out of the house. Can't even walk to the store.
Did 30 minutes on the trainer. Thank goodness for my iPod. Seems that my knee feels best when riding.
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Old 07-26-11, 05:30 AM   #1240
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I'm getting cabin fever. I have to drive if I want to get out of the house. Can't even walk to the store.
Did 30 minutes on the trainer. Thank goodness for my iPod. Seems that my knee feels best when riding.
I know what you mean about cabin fever. As for the knee... like banging head on wall? Feels great when you stop?
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Saw the PA this morning. She removed the bandages and said everything looked great. No change in my routine. Just keep riding on the trainer. With the bandage off I could bend my knee a lot more. No more bunching up behind the knee. Felt good to be able to bent it farther but just a little sore on the outside front. I had to back off on the gears and speed because of the increased bend. By back off I mean instead of being on the small chainring and cog 7 (10 speed cassette) I had to stay on cog 3 and 4.

Let's see now, if I was on the road and riding with that gear combo I'd be doing ..... hmmm ..... maybe 6 mph. Wow!!!!!
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Old 08-06-11, 08:12 AM   #1242
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Looks like another nice hot day to ride. I'm still stuck on the trainer so everyone get out and do a few miles for me.
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Sup. New to the forum, used to be on MTBR, signed up for roadbikereview, never used it. I'm surprised at how active this is! Much better. Anyway, I'm a Tech sophomore, on the cycling team. Got slow this summer b/c I went to France. Oh well, time to get back into the swing of things. What rides you guys doing? I like the Wednesday Night Terror ride, might go tomorrow. I need to get my ass back in shape!
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FYI: I got this today in an email from the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Communicycle Co-op's New Location!

The Communicycle Co-op is excited to announce the upcoming launch of a new bicycle co-op location in Clarkston, GA. Operating in a space provided by the Clarkston Community Center, Communicycle Clarkston will serve members of the local community with affordable bicycle repair and education.

The shop has been operating in the International Village (near Buford Highway in Chamblee) for over three years, serving adult and youth participants each Tuesday night beginning at 6pm. Since opening in 2008, Communicycle has distributed over 200 bicycles to people with transportation needs and has assisted countless others with bicycle repair services. Clarkston is home to thousands of refugees from around the world, many of whom have a difficult time securing sustainable means of transportation. Communicycle is excited to offer the services of a bicycle cooperative to this wonderfully diverse community.

Anyone is welcome to participate or volunteer at either of Communicycle's locations. The Chamblee shop operates Tuesday nights from 6-8pm. Open hours at the Clarkston location will be announced soon.

If you are interested in getting involved at either location, please send an email to ride@communicycle.us
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Sup. New to the forum, used to be on MTBR, signed up for roadbikereview, never used it. I'm surprised at how active this is! Much better. Anyway, I'm a Tech sophomore, on the cycling team. Got slow this summer b/c I went to France. Oh well, time to get back into the swing of things. What rides you guys doing? I like the Wednesday Night Terror ride, might go tomorrow. I need to get my ass back in shape!
I'm planning on being at Tech next fall.
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I'm planning on being at Tech next fall.
Wanna join the cycling team?
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That would be cool! I'm not sure I'm fast enough though.
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That would be cool! I'm not sure I'm fast enough though.
Dude, that does not matter. PM me and we can exchange info.
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Is anyone driving from ATL out to Los Angeles any time soon? I'm flying to LA for my fall semester at USC, and I need to get my bike out there. Shipping is so expensive though! I'd be willing to pay someone like 50 bucks to take it to LA in their car.
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Saw the knee doc today. He said my tan lines are fading from riding on the trainer so he said I could get outside and ride, but to take it easy -- whatever that means. So I'll be heading out to Stone Mtn tomorrow. This will be my first ride since July 19.
If you see some old fart riding really slow, that'll be me.
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