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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
6/10/08 3:35 P

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6/10/08 2:56 P

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My cousin was diangnosed with breast cancer last fall and had a double masectomy with reconstruction. When they first found the cancer it was all doom and gloom; however, 8 months later she is doing great with no sign of cancer.

My prayers are with you, your wife and family that her test results are good and the treatment is successful.



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6/10/08 1:06 P

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Thanks .... right now we are in seeing the Doctor stages, blood work, MRI's etc. We have to see another Dr for a second opinion and then get a gene type blood testing results back to see if she will have a double masectomy and ovary removal or just the one done?

We saw the plastic surgeon yesterday and what she thought was going to be a very quick process a misunderstanding from the surgeon to remove the tumor will now be a couple of months to be done in stages.

A tough road for her to go down.

I will update as to how things are coming along once the ball is put into motion.

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6/9/08 3:13 P

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J - I'm sorry to hear about your wife. How is she doing? My prayers will be with you and your family during her treatment.

Incommuicado - Losing weight for your wedding is a great goal! That's a great motivator! According to your ticker you've made some excellent progress...keep it up!!

Mtnbikenv - That sounds like so much fun - travelling around and biking. Our vacation is scheduled for November and more than likely we'll be heading to TN to visit family. I love the scenery there and I hope to find some places to ride so we can take our bikes with us. I'd love to do some riding there.

Happy cycling!

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6/9/08 2:30 P

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We sold our home, bought a motorhome, and will be spending our time doing some travelling solely to hit as many awesome biking locations as possible. We ride both road and mtn, and have touring bikes. I've been riding a lot lately, and will continue to rack up miles. I have no particular race goals. I have been in one mtn bike race, and I won it. Have the nifty metal. LOL So I got that out of my system and am just riding for my personal fitness.

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6/9/08 10:35 A

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This summer I'm just biking for fitness (read lose a ton of weight). Back in April I set a goal to get down from 279 to 200 in time for my wedding in October. I started bicycling as a means to do that and have fallen back in love with it.

For right now, since fitness is my primary goal, I'm sticking with my old Walmart special Schwinn mountain bike. I figure if I have to work harder, all the better for now. At the end of the summer, I'll start looking for a hybrid/road/touring bike for next season as I turn my eyes to more lofty goals: a century or two/three/four, riding in Goba (The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure)...

It's great to see all these goals and be a part of such a motivated group. Keep up the good work everybody!

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6/8/08 11:12 P

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I have done a YMCA strong kids benefit ride already (I did 31 miles) I was going to do the 20 & 13 mile route to get metric century in but the winds were so horrible that day. The other event will be going to the Elroy-Sparta, WI. bike trail with another family This will be 4 adults and 6 kids. This is an old rail road line converted to bike trails. The trail has 3 or 4 tunnels ( I do not remember) to go through. You have to walk your bikes through for safety reasons. We will be spending the night. It should be fun. My last harrah may be doing a century in Door County WI. A very pretty area. This was my first biking event I attempted when I was first trying to get into biking 18 years aga. My wife and I (before kids) signed up to ride 25 for her and 50 for me and we both ended up doing 75 miles. Naturally my goal would be to complete the 100 miles with time to spare.

Lastly, if my wife does not get a refund for her mini Tri entrance over the 4th of July .... I may end up doing this for her with the 2 older boys. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will not be able to compete this year. A real bummer for her because she has been training for this since January.

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6/8/08 8:47 P

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Wow those are great plans and goals!!

Sandy - those rides sound like they're going to be really good ones!! The mountain ride sounds incredible. How was it a few years ago? Do you feel better prepared for it this time? I can't wait to hear how it goes for you.

Lovey - those are great goals! For just learning how to ride a bike not too long ago you sound like you're making great progress. Good luck at meeting those goals and keep up the good work!

Happy cycling!

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6/8/08 7:57 P

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I ama a new rider. New as in I just learned to ride in APril.
I plan to be able to ride 4 miles by June 15th, 8 miles by Aug 10th and if I can, 18 HILLY miles by August 24th.

I have an old mountain bike and it will have to do for now. I am hoping to get a hybrid by summer end.

Lovey

2013 Goals:
- lose 50lbs
-stay consistent in my workouts
-strengthen my recently broken ankle

2012 Accomplishments:
-cosistent training after healing from a stress fracture in my foot
-completed a 10 miler, 10K and a half marathon
-sorry my year ended in Maym 2 weeks after my half marathon when I crash on my bike shattering my ankle. I had surgery and ortho put in 8 screws and a plate.



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6/8/08 6:13 P

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My big vacation plans this summer are to Crater lake in Oregon for a 6 day bicycle trip, I have done 2 60 mile charity rides in the area and will do another one in July that will be 50 miles (I don't think I can do 110 miles in one day! which is the next option). I am considering another trip which is a local and is a 2 day ride with mountain bikes over a mountain pass that is gravel. It is about 5,000 feet of elevation gain in 2 days and the road is a pretty rugged road. I did this once before a few years ago.....
My cycling goal is to do at least 1,000 miles this year which is the most I have ever done in a year. I have over 500 miles already, so, I may need to up that goal!

January goal: fit into ski pants by months end! Ack!

MILEAGE GOAL 2011:
1500 miles

“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
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6/8/08 6:05 P

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What are your cycling plans for the summer? Do you have any races, rides, or cycling goals for the summer?

My kids are working hard to prepare for a ride from near our home to the beach (about 40 miles). They also want to participate in some fun local rides (20-50 miles).

We have some friends that are starting to get into cycling (they inherited two of our hybrids) and we want to do some shorter rides with them as well. We thought it would be fun for the kids if we pack our kid trailer with picnic goodies and make a day of it.

Sooooo...what does everyone else have planned? Please share!

Happy cycling!

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