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Old 07-05-23, 01:48 PM
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10 Years Ago

Ten years ago today, I was watching the TdF, and I thought, 'I used to enjoy riding. Why did I stop? I wonder if I'd enjoy riding again.'

I thought about why I stopped and realized a friend put a ew seat on my bike; it was taller than my old seat, so I felt unsteady on the bike. I lowered the seat, and took my first ride in 11 years.

Today I watched the TdF a bit but got my butt onto my bike much earlier than usual to avoid the rain that was predicted for my usual riding times. I skipped the 2nd half of today's stage (I also skipped the 1st 2 hours - I'm not a morning person) and rode 25 miles in hot, humid weather. I'd like to have seen the stage, but the stage was only 'interesting', and the ride was joyful, as usual.

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And 'congratulations' to all who rode today.
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Today the TDF was exciting but I missed a big chunk in order to get out in the high 90's heat and very high humidity to do a 22 mile ride. "Joyful is a good way to describe it. Cycling is fun, exciting, healthy, and many more things, but more than anything it is joyful.
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There really is only one thing that matters. Are you doing something that gives you joy and is good for your health?
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And congratulations for being here.
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10 years ago

10 years ago, I was 51…
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Old 07-09-23, 05:47 PM
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Ten years ago, I was 55, and doubted I'd live another ten. Then I got hip replacements, and started riding again seriously, during the pandemic.

So far, so good!
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