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Bubble No More!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Today I decided I will not live in a bubble any longer and Eliquis (my anti-coagulant) was NOT going to keep me off the bike! A friendly nudge from 4-A-HEALTHY-BMI pointed me in the direction of this blog:

afibrunner.wordpress.com
/2013/05/28/what-activitie
s-are-safe-while-on-antico
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While I know there are bike club members on anti-coagulants who ride and it's been in the back of my mind if the anti-coagulant was going to be long term that I may just have to buck up and ride anyway, this blog sorta tipped the scales finally to help me say: ENOUGH! Get on the BIKE! My new Brooks Flyer Saddle is long, LONG overdue to get broken in...although I'm not sure which got broken, the saddle or my backside...lol! Actually I rode it "okay"...Brooks' leather saddles are notorious for requiring months of riding before they conform nicely to one's bottom and morph into the best saddle you can ride.

So I tossed a towel in my pannier, grabbed my iPhone & RoadID and off I went! Been a long, long time since last fall...kinda wobbly like Bambi's first steps for a few RPMs, but reclaimed the road very nicely with an easy-peasey 20 mile ride up to Whitney Point and back. Gorgeous day, soaking up the sun, smiling and even singing out loud along the way, reprising that Stevie Wonder song that's been stuck on my brain mentioned in my last blog: I Love Every Little Thing About You...lovin' my bike, lovin' the day, lovin' the world!

Keep 'er Sparkin' everyone!

Don
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CARRIE1948 7/16/2014 7:59AM

    Good for you

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 7/16/2014 7:23AM

    Wow it sure took me long enough to see this post. :-o

I'm so glad to hear you are back in the saddle. For some people, our activities are sort of non-negotiable. Cycling for you, white water kayaking for me.

Which I've finally done twice in the last two weekends. I am so freakin' relieved I won't have to hang up my paddle due to this relocation. The thought was just about killing me.

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SPEEDYDOG 7/5/2014 10:13AM

    Hi Don,

There is always an element of risk with physical activity. Just think of the risk if you don't ride and keep fit.

You have a great attitude.

Thanks, Bruce

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SAM60SUMTHINK 6/30/2014 12:33AM

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SASSYCHRIS1952 6/28/2014 11:07AM

    As always, I love your determination! emoticon

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ZELLAZM 6/28/2014 5:46AM

    Yay, Don! Yay, Stevie!

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VALERIEMAHA 6/23/2014 5:01PM

    A Thousand Times YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DOKEYOKEY 6/23/2014 2:11PM

    Great that you are riding again! I can see it brings you great joy.


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_MOBII_ 6/23/2014 1:06PM

    Whoop whoop! Back at it!

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L*I*T*A* 6/23/2014 11:55AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/23/2014 9:10AM

    Honestly, I would have made the same decision. Happy trails!

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BAZOOKABOBCAT 6/23/2014 8:43AM

    I LOVE seenig this positivity! And I'm glad you had a beautiful easy ride.

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BILL60 6/23/2014 7:57AM

    That's the way to enjoy life.

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WATERMELLEN 6/23/2014 7:33AM

    Yay anja for pointing you at the article that gave you the balanced and reasoned reassurance that you needed.

Love to hear that joy!!

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FERRETLOVER1 6/23/2014 7:08AM

    I am so very happy for you, Don! Enjoy every single emoticon and remember to listen to your body!

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SPINNINGJW 6/23/2014 7:01AM

    Glad to hear that you are back in the saddle. It seems as if you have weighed the risks and are willing to take some risk to be able to live your life. Good article link, by the way, and I am sure your doctor would rather you be active than sit around moping.

Keep smiling, singing and LIVING your life!
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THINFITFEMINIST 6/23/2014 5:43AM

    You need to live YOUR life. Riding is a major part of that. emoticon

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BILLB000 6/23/2014 12:57AM

    I like the way you are thinking these days. Pleased that you are feeling upbeat these days. You deserve it.


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_LINDA 6/23/2014 12:05AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon is where you were meant to be!
Your background looks so inviting! It would be lovely to see the sun again and dry out here!
Enjoy, you only have one life to live and its too short to deny yourself your favorite activity!

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WOMANWITHGRIT 6/22/2014 10:08PM

    So happy for you, Don.....riding again and a Brooks to boot! Yep, I've had one and they are great --------------after that initial period. emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/22/2014 10:02PM

    Heeee's BBBBBack! Good for you. Glad you had a marvelous ride.

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STRIVERONE 6/22/2014 9:46PM

    You are going to be fine. Just don't put your bike on auto-pilot and don't ride when you're exhausted.

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GROEDER 6/22/2014 9:43PM

    Sounds like a very good ride!!!
Good luck with the new saddle (and your back side!!!)
Gregg

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HAPPY-DESTINY 6/22/2014 9:26PM

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