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Two skinny J's
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Not riding much but sure as hell busy with everything else!
 

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I have been struggling to ride and all my rides are short and boring---to describe. I don't bring my camera much because who wants to stop, when finally, they got out and got onto the bike? And besides, I tend to ride the same boring route every time---boring to shoot or describe.

I have been looking at joining some group rides, but the only groups slow enough for walking-speed riders are more than an hour's drive away. The amount of planning and the amount of sheer luck needed to get that many hours free and actually be ready to ride .... hasn't happened so far.

So I guess i could start a "How far didn't I ride today?" thread .......
 

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I鈥檝e been riding a lot lately. I did the September challenge to Kick Cancer鈥檚 butt and fight childhood cancer. I was just coming off chemotherapy and didn鈥檛 know if I would even be able to ride. I started out riding two miles down my road to the only flat 1/2 mile section of my road and did repeats for four miles and rode the two miles back home for a total of eight miles. I was exhausted but I kept at it. I had set a goal for myself to ride 200 miles in the month of September and raise $500 to fight cancer. The challenge is over now and I rode over 400 miles and raised $1,300. I took a lot of pictures along the way too because I rode mostly scenic bike trails.
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I just can鈥檛 seem to find the time to ride regular like i did in past years. Work x2 it seems.
I took a ride today and mentioned to my Bride that I鈥檝e been unable to ONCE be fit enough to keep my legs from burning as i walk up and down the stairs in the house.
I find this unbelievably frustrating.
I need to do better.
I need to MAKE time.
Alas, there just isn鈥檛 any time remaining and good riding weather is almost gone.
 

Two skinny J's
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I just can鈥檛 seem to find the time to ride regular like i did in past years. Work x2 it seems.
I took a ride today and mentioned to my Bride that I鈥檝e been unable to ONCE be fit enough to keep my legs from burning as i walk up and down the stairs in the house.
I find this unbelievably frustrating.
I need to do better.
I need to MAKE time.
Alas, there just isn鈥檛 any time remaining and good riding weather is almost gone.
Exactly! Between sh!t always changing at work, grandkids ( PRIORITY #1 over ANYTHING!!!) cracked forks...it's been a dismal riding year. It's ok tho. In the past it would have driven me absolutely crazy not to get out and get those weekly miles but life is changing fast. i finally got out and rode today and my body thanked me immensely :D I never want to give up riding and the good feel afterwards but...my priorities in life are definitely changing a bit. I can never make up missed time with my family and grandkids, I'm working hard to have a very special relationship with all of them.
 

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After all the bleeding and blindness after my eye surgery my eye surgeon talked me into not riding until I was off the anti-coagulant drug Brillinta. He said it was just too risky. I was planning on riding all winter and bought warm riding gear. Anyway I鈥檓 off the drug now and getting back into riding. I have a girlfriend who lives over an hour away so most of my time is spent with her. I just had a bike fixed up for her. I hope to get her into cycling.
 
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