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    I did it.

    I actually went for a ride. My first ride OUTSIDE in 3 1/2 years. Okay, it was only 12 miles, and I didn't challange myself with anything more than gentle slopes, but it was a ride nonetheless. I'm happy with it.

    Lessee...ride highlights. Glass on the bikepath, just over a crest so I didn't see it in time. I almost ran into a car while I was looking down at my back wheel to make sure it wasn't going flat.

    Cat strolled out in front of me. Saw me coming, mosied on out there.

    Circled the same street twice without knowing it until I saw the same yellow cab waiting out in front of a house. This means that when I went back out in my car to see how far I went (need to replace the battery in my odometer), I had to circle that block twice again. Yep, cab was still there. I made sure to wave at them twice...again.

    The good news: I got brave and used the clips. I have Forte Campus pedals with the clip on one side and the platform on the other (for those skeery stop and start places when I'm afraid I won't clip out fast enough) but I stayed in the clips the whole time.

    Jennifer

    Just say no to the sh*t sandwich!

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    YAY! I'm so glad that you're back out there Jennifer. After just one ride back, I'm feeling much more sane...I was about to go off the deep end there! Keep it up!

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    Whoooohooo Jennifer. Gotta start somewhere, and thats a good start. Keep it up and the challenge's will get bigger.
    Last edited by BigSean; 07-03-07 at 10:12 PM.

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    Well done!

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    outstanding. keep it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAMMER MAN
    outstanding. keep it up

    Great job...way to go!!
    Keep riding!!!!

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    You should create an account at Bikejournal.com so you can track your miles Jennifer. It was nice to see them creep up after every ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    You should create an account at Bikejournal.com so you can track your miles Jennifer. It was nice to see them creep up after every ride.

    yep, and you and Tiff and Paul need to update yours too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by injured
    yep, and you and Tiff and Paul need to update yours too.
    I know, I know! I think the last time I updated was our SART ride! I have no idea where I'm at with mileage now so I was just going to start over in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by injured
    yep, and you and Tiff and Paul need to update yours too.
    Mine are up to date. Except for August... I can't seem to find the paper that I scribbled my August rides on.

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    Yeah Jennifer!!! It's sooooooo green where you live. I'm jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptbryant
    Yeah Jennifer!!! It's sooooooo green where you live. I'm jealous.

    Yes, but its sooo sunny where you live.
    Last edited by BigSean; 07-03-07 at 10:12 PM.

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    True! You still have rain up there?

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    Not at the moment, just cold and ugly. Oh, yes its now raining again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by injured
    Not at the moment, just cold and ugly. Oh, yes its now raining again.
    I'd kind of like to see some rain here every once in a while...

    Jennifer-Why so long off the bike if you don't mind my asking?

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    Too busy taking 'glamour shots' is my guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit
    I actually went for a ride. My first ride OUTSIDE in 3 1/2 years. Okay, it was only 12 miles, and I didn't challange myself with anything more than gentle slopes, but it was a ride nonetheless. I'm happy with it.

    Lessee...ride highlights. Glass on the bikepath, just over a crest so I didn't see it in time. I almost ran into a car while I was looking down at my back wheel to make sure it wasn't going flat.

    Cat strolled out in front of me. Saw me coming, mosied on out there.

    Circled the same street twice without knowing it until I saw the same yellow cab waiting out in front of a house. This means that when I went back out in my car to see how far I went (need to replace the battery in my odometer), I had to circle that block twice again. Yep, cab was still there. I made sure to wave at them twice...again.

    The good news: I got brave and used the clips. I have Forte Campus pedals with the clip on one side and the platform on the other (for those skeery stop and start places when I'm afraid I won't clip out fast enough) but I stayed in the clips the whole time.

    Good job and keep at it! Glad that your first ride was a fun one. That will keep you coming back time and time again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDRider
    I'd kind of like to see some rain here every once in a while...

    Jennifer-Why so long off the bike if you don't mind my asking?
    In a nutshell, I got pneumonia while training for the DC Aids ride in May 2003, it took 6 months for me to be able to get back on the bike or spin and not wheeze and cough myself silly, and around that time my son was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. My focus shifted, and you know, once you're out of the habit... I almost sold my bike last year, and now I'm so glad that I didn't.


    Mo'Phat...glamour shots...HAR!
    Jennifer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    You should create an account at Bikejournal.com so you can track your miles Jennifer. It was nice to see them creep up after every ride.
    Going there right now!

    And thank you to everyone for the kind words!
    Jennifer

    Just say no to the sh*t sandwich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit
    In a nutshell, I got pneumonia while training for the DC Aids ride in May 2003, it took 6 months for me to be able to get back on the bike or spin and not wheeze and cough myself silly, and around that time my son was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. My focus shifted, and you know, once you're out of the habit... I almost sold my bike last year, and now I'm so glad that I didn't.


    Mo'Phat...glamour shots...HAR!

    glad to hear you persevered. yeah I dont spell so good, Im just a muffler man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit
    In a nutshell, I got pneumonia while training for the DC Aids ride in May 2003, it took 6 months for me to be able to get back on the bike or spin and not wheeze and cough myself silly, and around that time my son was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. My focus shifted, and you know, once you're out of the habit... I almost sold my bike last year, and now I'm so glad that I didn't.


    Mo'Phat...glamour shots...HAR!
    Wow! Sorry to hear that.

    Glad you're back on the bike and able to continue doing something you love though.

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    grats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit
    I actually went for a ride. My first ride OUTSIDE in 3 1/2 years. Okay, it was only 12 miles,
    Congrats!!!! hey 12 miles is 12 miles!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit
    I actually went for a ride. My first ride OUTSIDE in 3 1/2 years. Okay, it was only 12 miles, and I didn't challange myself with anything more than gentle slopes, but it was a ride nonetheless. I'm happy with it.

    Lessee...ride highlights. Glass on the bikepath, just over a crest so I didn't see it in time. I almost ran into a car while I was looking down at my back wheel to make sure it wasn't going flat.

    Cat strolled out in front of me. Saw me coming, mosied on out there.

    Circled the same street twice without knowing it until I saw the same yellow cab waiting out in front of a house. This means that when I went back out in my car to see how far I went (need to replace the battery in my odometer), I had to circle that block twice again. Yep, cab was still there. I made sure to wave at them twice...again.

    The good news: I got brave and used the clips. I have Forte Campus pedals with the clip on one side and the platform on the other (for those skeery stop and start places when I'm afraid I won't clip out fast enough) but I stayed in the clips the whole time.


    3 1/2 years i a long time from riding outdoors. I bet you had a great time, glass is a pain in the arse indeed. Yeah cats and squirells an of course wild deer are my main moving objects i have to worry about.

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