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Old 10-31-10, 02:11 PM
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Ouch! That smarted...

This last week I did not feel much like riding...

My left kidney felt achy, I woke up in the middle of the night with sweats
(even though the thermostat was set to 65 degrees).

Friday things started looking up, a kidney stone popped out

Today the weather was nice ( about 54 degrees at the start of the ride) and not

I went for a twenty mile ride with about 1000 feet of climbing and I just did not
have the guns, I think I turned in the slowest time that I ever recorded for that
route ( 12.6 mph ).

It is amazing how fast I got 'out of tune'.

Sigh, getting old ( 72) is hell...

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Old 10-31-10, 02:15 PM
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Sorry to hear the sad story but glad you're doing better.
I understand what you're saying about how quickly one can lose fitness. Keep riding. It'll come back.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. - Psalm 103:8

I am a cyclist. I am not the fastest or the fittest. But I will get to where I'm going with a smile on my face.
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Without the weight of the Stone I would have thought one would be faster.
Glad you are back riding.
Fred "The Real Fred"

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Old 10-31-10, 02:17 PM
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You were probably still a little weak - which is different from being out of condition. You will come back quickly.
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Keep riding as long as you can! Your body adapts to the stresses you impose on it (within reason, but your body is more reasonable than you think!). Beats the alternative... good luck!

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