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Indeed, I planned and carried one out during this COVIDidian Spring - the incredibly arduous trek of moving my indoor trainer bike from the right side of the living room to the left side, a grand total mileage of over three feet (or about a full meter for you metric people) and absolutely zero feet elevation (or about zero for you metric people).

Preparation was brutal involving various taxing visual calculations and then continued on to unhooking the bike from the trainer, carefully propping it against the couch at which point it shifted slightly and scared the crap out of multiple pets; and then repositioning the tire block, trainer itself, and the towel under it as per previous long and varied experience.

I rested a bit at that point, guessing that this was about mid-point of the unsparing trek and rehydrating with a couple large gulps of coffee, then forged ahead by putting the bike back on the trainer, and tightening everything just so.

I pushed on, the end finally and mercifully in sight, as I climbed on to give everything a try to make sure everything I had done - all the training and preparation - would pay off in that that annoying glare would no longer be across the edge of the tv screen when I rode.

Success at last!
 

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Lectrichead must be young and fit, to have undertaken that arduous trek solo. I envy the abilitiy .... but I am not sure it sets a good example for younger members on the site.

Seriously, kids .... when planning a tip like that, enlist a friend to travel with you.

Lectrichead pulled it off, luckily .....but Could have ended up stranded in the middle, halfway between couch and wall, and ...Unable to Reach the Coffee Cup.

These long trips can get serious real fast.
 

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If before summer is over air travel resumes my plan is to fly to France spend a week with my grandparents. Then on my way home take two weeks to cycle the coastal roadways of Norway. Obviously the hold up is air travel, may have to wait until next summer. If that is the case, maybe I can do something here in the states on the coast of Maine or someplace? IDK as I had not thought of an alternative. Time will tell.
 

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Sprocket Girl, THAT sounds fun! Quite a Big Deal too!

We were hoping to go and ride some other Rails to Trails this year. We have had some financial hicups so.....maybe one other. Not sure yet.

Last year we rode Katy Trail both directions, but did it Section by Section. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

This year we are planning the same, only with the Tandem and taking our pup, Katy. We are still working on how to set up the Dog Basket right now.....but the rest is coming together.
 

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I know a couple rail trails with state park lodging nearby, if you tastes don’t require five stars Marna.
Thank You! 5 star....oh no. Not us.
We are actually thinking of taking a short 2 day trip to Iowa, ride on their nice new trails, sleep in the vehicle, take our own food, get some fun in!
 

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I have never tried sitting in two places .... when I travel by bike I am in motion, but sometimes while traveling by car I am basically motionless .... unless I am driving. Everything seems to be about me, though .... I lack maturity. Sorry.

Later ... going to be in motion on my bike before rush hour makes it less fun. During rush hour everyone thinks it is all about each of them .... less fun, somehow .....
 

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I’m doing The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure Fathers Day week. I haven’t done one since 2016. Thinking about using my gravel bike just because I like it. They don’t do any gravel roads. It will be my first week long ride since my heart attacks and leukemia treatments.
 

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Well, I guess that shuts up my whining about .... everything. Really, what a conversation-chiller .... "Yeah, I have only taken a few long rides after multiple heart attacks and cancer .... what's planned for Tuesday? I have free time after having brain surgery." :D
My cardiologist encourages my riding. At my follow up visit with her we were supposed to talk about going to cardiac rehab. I confessed I had been riding my bike because nobody told me not to. She laughed and said I didn’t need cardiac rehab, I’ve been riding my bike. Yesterday’s ride
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My cardiologist encourages my riding. At my follow up visit with her we were supposed to talk about going to cardiac rehab. I confessed I had been riding my bike because nobody told me not to. She laughed and said I didn’t need cardiac rehab, I’ve been riding my bike. Yesterday’s ride
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Way to go on getting to skip cardiac rehab! That's great news.
 

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I have a new girlfriend and we are planning on doing some four day adventures. She watches her grandkids three days a week so that limits us to four days. We are going kayaking on Sunday and will talk more about it then. Cincinnati to Cleveland sounds good to me. We might just do part of it if we don’t feel like working that hard
 

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Going to ride the GAP (Great Alleghany Passage) next week. since I’m solo this time I signed on with a group called senior cycling. Full support van etc. I’ll take some photos and post them as I go.
How cool! I hope it's a great ride and look forward to reading about it.
 
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