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Old 06-25-08, 09:20 PM
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Hey Guys!!!

Well its been a while since I checked in here. Last February I had my shoulder operated on, I was going crazy not being able to do things so I started riding a stationary bicycle after therapy. That grew into me buying a new Trek mountain bike in June. From March of 2007 to August of 2007 I lost around 60 lbs just from riding my bike. Went on the Tri-State tour (Hammond, In - Kenosha, Wi) here in Chicago (hi Scummer) I did not make it all the way due to my armadillo front tire popping 3 inner tubes.

Was going strong until I found out I had to have another surgery. I pretty much gave up on everything in August after my 2nd shoulder surgery. When I awoke after surgery the pain was so intense I was screaming in agony the nurse had to give me morphine in my I.V. I am trying to make excuses but that was the start of my down fall. It started feeling better after a few weeks of therapy. So I took the bike out, Ouch the pain was killing me.

I laid off the winter and got really lazy, gained all my weight back and am just now at the end of June figuring out that I need to get back on my bike. This board always gave me inspiration hopefully this post will give me some ooomph to get out there and do it tomorrow.
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Old 06-25-08, 09:25 PM
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Well its been a while since I checked in here. Last February I had my shoulder operated on, I was going crazy not being able to do things so I started riding a stationary bicycle after therapy. That grew into me buying a new Trek mountain bike in June. From March of 2007 to August of 2007 I lost around 60 lbs just from riding my bike. Went on the Tri-State tour (Hammond, In - Kenosha, Wi) here in Chicago (hi Scummer) I did not make it all the way due to my armadillo front tire popping 3 inner tubes.

Was going strong until I found out I had to have another surgery. I pretty much gave up on everything in August after my 2nd shoulder surgery. When I awoke after surgery the pain was so intense I was screaming in agony the nurse had to give me morphine in my I.V. I am trying to make excuses but that was the start of my down fall. It started feeling better after a few weeks of therapy. So I took the bike out, Ouch the pain was killing me.

I laid off the winter and got really lazy, gained all my weight back and am just now at the end of June figuring out that I need to get back on my bike. This board always gave me inspiration hopefully this post will give me some ooomph to get out there and do it tomorrow.
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Old 06-26-08, 06:10 AM
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Welcome home, Shu!

Yep, get back on the bike and start with that first pedal stroke, the rest will follow naturally.
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are you riding now.
it bad when one bad thing starts a vicious cirtcle its hard to pull out of but like many of us here you are starting to.
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Yup went today, for 45 mins havent ridden since Sept 9th 2007. Did not do too bad my max speed today was my average speed from last year also added a minute to my mile so I guess I am not that bad off. I did 9 miles in 45 mins last year I did 23 miles in 1:45.

I am going to stick too it I like riding in the morning while the sun is rising gonna set the alarm for tomorrow. Seat was tilted a little too high today going to fix that for tomorrow.

I really need to get this weight off before I have a early heart attack or worse and go from border line diabetic to full out type b.
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