"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)
377 Days until: Aquabike 2016
Fitness Minutes: (60,071) Posts: 1,015 10/3/13 9:41 P
Years ago, I had a commute that involved being on a rail trail. I did not own a mountain bike at the time. One day, I was taking a little short cut that involved a short, steep, hard-packed dirt section. I don't remember exactly what caused it, but my bike stopped suddenly and my body did not. I was up out of the saddle. I contacted the stem with my nether regions. TOOK MY BREATH AWAY.
I made it to work. I couldn't tie my boots because I couldn't bend over. My boss - a man - gasped when I told him where I got hit. No one questioned my not tying my boots (or walking awkwardly) that day. I ended up with a 2" bruise in the area of my pubis bone. Ow, ow, and ow.
But it was almost worth it for the looks on the faces of my male co-workers when I described the incident. It didn't hurt me any where near as bad as it would have hurt a man, so they all envisioned how it would have felt to them, not me.
Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.
188 Days until: TitaniumMan Olympic-Distance Triathlon
Fitness Minutes: (6,571) Posts: 1,198 10/3/13 9:12 P
I ended up with 12.5 mile on my bike the other day...I had a job interview a few towns away and since I am still without a vehicle, my super bright and super simple plan was to bike 4 miles to the train station, take the train, bike 2 miles to the business, 2 back to the train, and 4 home.
The most I have done before this is 4 or 5 miles and since I didn't have a problem with my nether regions, I thought I was safe from that.
I was mistaken.
Tracy, Illinois, CST
Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
The result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived. ~The Dalai Lama
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