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Old 11-30-07, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
I'm in the airport in Sacramento getting ready to fly home soon. I just found out San Diego is having a "real" rain storm, just when I was hoping to get back on the bike tomorrow. I swear to God.
fire & rain - what a choice

BTW - we really need rain on the mid Atlantic coast
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Old 11-30-07, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
I'm in the airport in Sacramento getting ready to fly home soon. I just found out San Diego is having a "real" rain storm, just when I was hoping to get back on the bike tomorrow. I swear to God.
Good thing your not flying to Chicago
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Old 11-30-07, 07:50 PM
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Welcome back to the asylum, DG. It's tough on the outside.

Cycletherapy helped me get through some sort of upper respiratory krud plus the blue funk that accompanied it.
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Old 11-30-07, 08:08 PM
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When I'm feeling crummy, my riding is crummy. I've gotten out on the bike, had a rotten time, and come back in feeling no better. Cycletherapy doesn't work for me.
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Old 11-30-07, 08:16 PM
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Riding in the rain can be fun at times. Been commuting for the past month
and have had several WET rides. If you still wanna ride and it's raining, give
it a shot anyway. You might enjoy it, or not!?!?
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Old 11-30-07, 08:57 PM
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Welcome back, DeeGee.......good to have you again....sometimes, things just take time. Cycling legs never go away, they just doze off and need to be re-awakened. Rocky probably had the most fun on the road back-- not after he got there. Ride when you can and keep it "fun"....by now, you certainly know the drill. Hang loose!
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Old 11-30-07, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
I'm in the airport in Sacramento getting ready to fly home soon. I just found out San Diego is having a "real" rain storm, just when I was hoping to get back on the bike tomorrow. I swear to God.
Rain will stop by tomorrow afternoon and we'll have a sunny sunday!

W E L C O M E B A C K !
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Old 12-01-07, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
I'm in the airport in Sacramento getting ready to fly home soon. I just found out San Diego is having a "real" rain storm, just when I was hoping to get back on the bike tomorrow. I swear to God.
Had we known, we'd have shown up with bikes. We're 35 mi. from the airport and know places to ride. Maybe next time...

Sorry about the rain. Send it northward, please.
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Old 12-01-07, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by kerlenbach@cfl. View Post
When I'm feeling crummy, my riding is crummy. I've gotten out on the bike, had a rotten time, and come back in feeling no better. Cycletherapy doesn't work for me.
I find that if I go out on a ride in a bad frame of mind, it takes no more than 30 miles for my mood to lift. I don't think I've ever ridden 30 miles or more without cheering up.
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Old 12-01-07, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Ken Brown View Post
Glad to see you back. I haven't ridden much in November either, but for a very different reason. It is called cold and snow.
I'm still waiting for our first snow. I thought that would be a good time to take the mountain bike out to see how it handles My riding will be slightly curtailed the next few days due to home repairs and painting
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Old 12-01-07, 07:51 AM
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Good to see you coming out of your funk. Whatever it is (and I'm not asking), riding more will help. Psycletherapy is good for what ails you.
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Old 12-01-07, 09:10 AM
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Sometimes all you can do is get on your bike and ride. Don't think about the milage, just ride. Glad you are back.


Gas, the price of a can of beans.
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Old 12-01-07, 09:23 AM
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Well, I am back. Not much has changed in my little corner of the universe, but I'm going to try some cycletherapy and see if that helps. I hardly got to ride in November, whatsoever. I bet I didn't even do 50 miles. Since there's now no way to meet my mileage goals for 2007, I will simply attempt to do one more mile than I did in 2006 and let it go at that.

I want to thank all of you who sent me some words of support, either by PM or in the forum itself. That meant a lot to me.

While I am "back," I'm still not feeling particularly jovial or upbeat, so I doubt I'll be posting very often for now. I mostly wanted to let folks know who might be wondering about me that I'm sort of okay, I guess. I'm out of town at the moment on business, and I hope to get my next ride on Saturday morning. Wonder if I can even do twenty miles? We'll see. I feel pretty rusty.
The rust will come off, Gary, with a little application. It's good to have you back.
 
Old 12-01-07, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by kerlenbach@cfl. View Post
When I'm feeling crummy, my riding is crummy. I've gotten out on the bike, had a rotten time, and come back in feeling no better. Cycletherapy doesn't work for me.
Perhaps it's not the riding itself, but the exercise of riding? Endorphins are a wonderful antidepressant. Try pushing yourself harder and longer on the next 'cycletherapy' ride.
 
Old 12-01-07, 10:30 AM
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Welcome back, DG! I know that you've got some real stuff going on right now, but are you also prone to the winter blues? I discovered by accident a few years ago that even tho I live in sunny California, the winter light gives me the blues. Life was really rough at the time. Marital challenges, and my mother had died a couple months earlier. My sisters decided we all needed a vacation in Mexico, and I wanted to get enough color on my pale skin to protect me from sunburn. So I bought about 5 sessions in a tanning salon. (Had never been to a tanning salon in my life!). After my second session, I felt happier than I had in a couple months. I swear it was a noticeable improvement, in spite of all the other stuff that was dragging me down. Anyway, you might give it a try.

Take care and welcome back!
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Old 12-02-07, 09:00 AM
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Glad you're back, and hope you're back on the bike today. If your experience is anything like mine, riding will help! Take care...
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Old 12-02-07, 06:36 PM
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fire & rain - what a choice
"I've seen fire and I've seen rain."
 
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Just do the next thing.
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