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Mission Accomplished!

Old 09-22-02, 06:04 PM
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Mission Accomplished!

I signed on to this group last March. At the time, I was 40 lbs overweight and hadn't done any significant riding for six years. Well, I bought a new bike (Trek 2200) and started riding. I lost the 40 lbs, and today I completed a century, my first in six years. I rode the 101 miles in 6-1/2 hours, for an average of about 15.5 mph. Not too bad for a guy who will turn 49 in a couple of weeks. It was a lot of work, but well worth it.
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Old 09-22-02, 06:18 PM
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Congratulations!!! :cool: Keep it up
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Excellent!

Treat yourself to new goals!
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Old 09-22-02, 08:22 PM
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Congrats. on the acomplishment. So tell us, how does it feel and what do you have instore for your next goal?
Keep up the good work.

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Old 09-22-02, 09:16 PM
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Wonderful news! Way to go!
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Old 09-22-02, 10:24 PM
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Old 09-23-02, 06:27 AM
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Thanks for all the support. I have grown to like my new body (and so does my wife!) and intend to keep it. I am going to keep riding and do it again next year. There is nothing like a great day on a bike.
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Congratulations.

I hope you don't have to sell the bike to buy new clothes.
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Old 09-23-02, 11:19 AM
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'Misson accomplished' sounds like you have done with it. Like you may resume again to be a couch potato with a good conscience.

Does not mission just begin?
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Old 09-23-02, 12:03 PM
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'Misson accomplished' sounds like you have done with it. Like you may resume again to be a couch potato with a good conscience.
Allow me to rephrase. To blatantly steal a line from a well know sci fi show, my continuing mission will be to ride my bike as long as it is physically possible. I have no desire to go through another weight gain-loss cycle. The new me is here to stay!
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Way to go.
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Congratulations. I'm 51 and plan on doing my first century during 2003. Glad to see another "middle aged" guy do it!
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YES !! Now that is truly inspirational! way to go and my hat is off to you.

Stellar accomplishment(S), heck even ONE of them is a big deal but all that.... nice..........

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