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1/5/14 9:04 P

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Tornadoes...pshaw, right? :-)

Kudos to your dedication!

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1/5/14 11:26 A

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Made it to 110 consecutive days of bicycling. On the day of 109th ride, 11/17/13, tornadoes tore thru my hometown of Washington, IL. We were in Sunnyland (2 miles away) when they hit, and watched in awe/fear as one tornado formed across the street from us, then it headed toward town. After recovery volunteering on 110th day, I had a ride to clear my head. 111th day I just plain forgot to ride; bigger priorities at hand.
Washington is recovering, healing. The residents are united in their efforts; strong, and working to rebuild quickly as possible. Pretty amazing to witness.
Been riding plenty since, but as of 1/1/14 I'm back to daily riding. We're getting a "real Winter" in central IL this year with lots of snow & record low temp's, so current cycling is indoors. Maybe some snowshoeing today!


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9/24/13 5:12 P

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Kudos to the miles! Who needs alcohol, I'd rather CHEW my calories thank you! :-)

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9/24/13 4:15 P

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Haven't had time to log miles here due to arranging parents' estate sale. 54 consecutive daily rides! #53 was on a local rec trail with bluebirds & other songbirds around, and the restoring quiet of the countryside. Looking forward to more of those rides.
Now working on a couple other personal goals. Even though my husband & I enjoy good craft beer, I've given up alcohol in addition to decreasing overall daily intake by 800-ish calories.
Reaching the 1st daily bicycling goal has led to other healthy goals. This is the good kind of "self-defeat" emoticon

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9/14/13 12:17 P

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Way to SPARK!

Don

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9/14/13 6:26 A

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42 days & still going!

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9/13/13 10:27 P

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nice! welcome back!

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9/2/13 10:22 A

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When HILLSLUG98239 below says, "Riding keeps a lot of us just this side of sane," I include myself in that "us."

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Edited by: CLEARNIGHTSKY at: 9/2/2013 (10:23)
"You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." --Desiderata (found in Old St. Paul's Church, Baltimore, dated 1692)


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9/1/13 7:39 P

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Excellent! Way to SPARK!

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

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9/1/13 10:07 A

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Goal #1 accomplished - bicycled every day in August! 31 rides of varied distance/difficulty. Over that time the short rides became longer; the longer rides became easier. Over the past couple weeks my husband even became more dedicated to daily cycling. So very happy to have the Spark back!

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8/25/13 4:30 P

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Dontcha just KNOW IT! I had an absolutely GLORIOUS 60 miles of cycling joy, much of it shared with a few bike club members, but also a fellow SP member, STRIVERONE who did 30+ miles with me AFTER he ran a 5K at our local race. What a trooper! :-)

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8/25/13 10:59 A

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24th day of August - 24 rides. I enjoy cycling again so much that I joined our bike club's big annual bicycle ride yesterday. I chose the 25 mile route and had no trouble; hills and all. The combination of picture-perfect weather and cycling with friends I haven't seen in ages made for a great day!

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8/18/13 1:07 P

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That's the spirit!

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

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8/18/13 12:29 P

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Take a licking and keep on ticking. Nice.

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8/18/13 11:55 A

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17 days; 17 rides. Heading out on ride number eleven I caught my car mirror and went over the bars - OW!! Knocked the wind out of myself & tweaked that bike's rear wheel (grr). Scared the bejeebers out of my husband! Once I caught my breath and was up & about, I told him "I'm still going!" and grabbed another bike - away we went. Bruised about everything, but pleased that I'm sticking to my commitment. It's that simple little voice that says "I'm GOING to Do it!"
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8/9/13 5:51 P

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8/4/13 10:23 A

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Thanks, Beverly! August goal is to ride every day, even if just a little or on stationary recumbent indoors if it's raining.

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8/3/13 12:09 A

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Welcome back. How wonderful to live in an area you can bike and do errands. I think that is a great way to get your exercise in.

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7/30/13 11:20 A

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Thanks, all! Good to see familiar names here. Not accumulating any real distance yet, but enjoying riding the mixte for errands and around the neighborhood on nicer evenings. Any cycling is a good thing!

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7/24/13 5:39 P

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Welcome back.. keep on peddling and moving forward you can do it.


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7/23/13 7:54 P

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My ride is a 1984 Trek 460 that I found in a thrift store for $15 back in 2000. Since that time, I'm sure I've spent $2500 upgrading her to the nicest 29 year old bike on the planet. I still recommend people shopping for their first bike check out thrift stores. A new chain, new tires, and a tune-up is usually all the bike requires to be rideable.

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7/23/13 11:54 A

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Super to have you back with our SparkFamily & CyclePaths...! :-)

Don

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7/23/13 10:45 A

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You are back! Have fun and keep the focus.

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7/23/13 10:34 A

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Rejoined SP after a couple years hiatus; caregiver for my mom w/Alzheimer's. Packed on some pounds, and was really having trouble with motivation and support - then I remembered SparkPeople and just how positive everything is here.
Used to ride 3-5 times a week, local and distance. Rode for errands, farmers market, work, veterinarian (cat in carrier in trailer). Was pretty much on a bike any day possible. It's been "responsibilities 1st" for so long! I have current road bikes, but salvation came when I saw a vintage Schwinn Le Tour Luxe mixte at Goodwill and fell in love with it; told my husband "that's my birthday present!" As of today it will be ready for the miles ahead...and so will I.

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