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Old 08-08-15, 11:40 AM
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Too good to ....

I had the perfect weekend planned. The wife was going into NYC to spend both Saturday and Sunday with our daughter. The weather was going to be cool with low humidity. I planned a early ride Saturday with no rust to return, a nap in the afternoon and take the old VW to the local "cruise night" and hang with friends. Then get up Sunday and ride until exhausted, only to shower, watch the ball game and grill some burgers.

Perfect right?

Except yesterday I tweaked my back and can barely stand. Went to the chiropractor, applied a cold pack, did some stretching and rested. But no good.

My weekend will be spent on the couch.
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Old 08-08-15, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
I had the perfect weekend planned. The wife was going into NYC to spend both Saturday and Sunday with our daughter. The weather was going to be cool with low humidity. I planned a early ride Saturday with no rust to return, a nap in the afternoon and take the old VW to the local "cruise night" and hang with friends. Then get up Sunday and ride until exhausted, only to shower, watch the ball game and grill some burgers.

Perfect right?

Except yesterday I tweaked my back and can barely stand. Went to the chiropractor, applied a cold pack, did some stretching and rested. But no good.

My weekend will be spent on the couch.
So sad.

"Home (and Time) Alone" to a Family Man is such a rare state of bliss, to be seized at every opportunity.
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Old 08-08-15, 12:25 PM
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Beer and Netflix? Get well.
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Old 08-08-15, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
..........My weekend will be spent on the couch.
I thought that is why they make 'bents.
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Old 08-08-15, 04:24 PM
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Old 08-09-15, 12:39 PM
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Well, after spending yesterday icing my back, doing stretches and resting I felt pretty good this morning so I went on a "B" ride. I knew this group would be slow and easy I figured i could always turn around if my back bothered me.

41 miles @ 13mph and 1300' of climbing and I feel pretty good.

I just wasn't going to let this weekend go by without a ride.
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Old 08-09-15, 04:51 PM
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All's well that ends well. Back issues can be a bummer!
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Good for you! When I have back issues about the only think I can do is ride my bike......too strange. Glad you were able to salvage today.
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Breaking Away ... That was my suggestion!
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Old 08-10-15, 04:25 PM
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Went to my "sports medicine guy" today and i'm as good a new. Even rode there, 15 miles, and my usual 16.5mph. I did 40 miles over all with minimal discomfort.
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Old 08-10-15, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
Good for you! When I have back issues about the only think I can do is ride my bike......too strange. Glad you were able to salvage today.
Not strange at all. For me, sitting, standing, and walking are likely to precipitate either pain or leg numbness. All relieved in the first half mile on the bike.
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