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12/14/06 2:37 P

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O.K., maybe it's just me, but I'm not sure I'd trust a Dr. named "Dr. Hooray!!"


JUST KIDDING !! - Glad you can ride again (not to mention the whole "relations" thing . . .)

Dry roads,
Rick

life is too short for light beer, poor fitting shoes or cheap tools . . .

If you're one of the "Politically Correct and Perpetually Offended"- hey, life is tough . . . get a helmet.


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DRC2205's Photo DRC2205 Posts: 8,845
12/13/06 9:49 A

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My biggest problem with trainer rides is not exerting myself enough. Outside, even if I say it's going to be an easy ride, somewhere along the line I start to push myself--a fast mile, improved average speed, whatever. But inside, I can just spin and watch tv. (I love tv.) I really have to pay attention to improve the workout. I started doing intervals in different gears to help me out with that.

CHAINRINGRRL Posts: 87
12/12/06 9:37 P

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In the summer, I just feel cleansed. Nothing purifies like a hillclimb in the heat.

Trainer riding is a workout of mental toughness. I do it but it's hard to get into.

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12/12/06 6:35 P

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I guess I agree with you. But I just get on my trainer, in front of the tv and vcr, with the remote control in my pocket. I have to limit my rides in the heat, but at least I keep going. It is so much hotter to stop than it is to keep pedalling when the weather gets too hot!

CHAINRINGRRL Posts: 87
12/11/06 10:54 P

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I would love to say that braving those temps are easy, but I have all the gear and am still miserable. I think the trainer is more miserable, though. This time of year is just tough! I'd much rather have the 110 degree heat index of summer.

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12/11/06 11:43 A

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LOL...Not me! Way to cold for me, no matter how much I was looking forward to it. I am not sure I would be braving 30 degree temps either!

CHAINRINGRRL Posts: 87
12/9/06 4:56 P

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Yep, it was. I was trying hard not to be disappointed about it. Maybe I should have gotten dressed and went out, but brrrr.

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12/9/06 4:15 P

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A morning on the trainer is kind of anti climatic, isn't it?

CHAINRINGRRL Posts: 87
12/8/06 7:24 P

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Thanks for the encouragement. I woke up this morning, ready to ride and checked weather.com. It was 14f this morning! That's really cold for Arkansas. So, I put my roadie on the trainer and watched some tv. Despite feeling out of shape, I felt pretty good. Tomorrow will be warmer at about 30 degrees, so I'll be out there with my club.

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12/8/06 3:08 P

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Can't wait to hear about your ride. And with all of your new weather gear, you should probably be quite comfy!

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12/8/06 10:33 A

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congrats! Enjoy the ride. Let us know how it goes.

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12/8/06 10:13 A

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emoticon Have a nice ride!

Carol from WI.
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12/7/06 10:53 P

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NICE! I hope your ride goes well. :-)

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12/7/06 10:43 P

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I'm exactly 6 weeks out from my total abdominal hysterectomy and went for my post-op today. The doctor said "everything looks great. You can resume relations with your husband" I said "whatever when can I ride my bike?" After getting a good chuckle he assured me that I can start working out again.

So, tomorrow is my first ride in six weeks and it's also going to be the coldest so far this winter. I stopped by the shop where I work and picked up some booties, helmet cover, socks, and gloves to celebrate my "rebirth" of living pain free. Wheeeeee!! I'm excited, nervous, and a little scared.

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