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Old 10-04-12, 05:26 PM
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Just got home and read the forum. This is a great idea. I went and read PhotoJoe's story and will try to put something together. I'm not much of a writer so it might take me a couple of days.

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will do. I will work it for a while, though. Want me to post it here and then you can cut and paste?
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Old 10-05-12, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by chefisaac
This is a tough crowd for sure. I thought more people would like to contribute.

This is all about giving back to others. Giving them the inspiration to take the first step in their journey and to give others fuel to keep moving for their journey.

Come on folks!
Well, my story is ongoing.
It started right here on BF back in 2009 - https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...gery-and-More!

And as of today I am bouncing between 298 and 302lbs. I now ride a recumbent trike (TerraTrike Rover) and do most of my posting over on BROL https://www.bentrideronline.com/messa...splay.php?f=13 in the trike forum. Left knee replaced, right shoulder rebuilt, right hip replaced, some 80lbs lost, and this year (first non-surgical year since 2002) I've done two metrics and one Imperial Century, plus a nine day, 200 odd mile tour on the GAP. Riding has saved my life, and at this point I no longer need to see my heart DR, and my last A1C was 5.8

I hope to soon get onto disability and then get the right knee replaced next. My Ortho says I have about 5-6yrs left on my left hip before it too will be bone-on-bone. OA sucks, losing weight helps, but does not stop it from destroying joints.
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will do. I will work it for a while, though. Want me to post it here and then you can cut and paste?
Feel free to drop me an email at clydesdalecyclist AT gmail.com
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Originally Posted by islandseas
Just got home and read the forum. This is a great idea. I went and read PhotoJoe's story and will try to put something together. I'm not much of a writer so it might take me a couple of days.

Karen
Thank you!
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I really enjoyed your story "timetostart". Thank you for sharing.

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Here is Seattle Forests inspirational story:

https://chefonabicycle.com/2012/10/07...the-mountains/
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Old 10-07-12, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by islandseas
I really enjoyed your story "timetostart". Thank you for sharing.

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Thank-you!
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