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I have had ENOUGH!(18 posts)

I have had ENOUGH!CARBON110
May 19, 2003 9:08 AM
The last time rode a bike was March 27th and some woman hit me with her car. Since then I have gone from 129lbs down to 118lbs and not ridden a bike going on 2 months. I am due to have my cast removed on June 15th but I cant wait. So, I got on my girlfriends Trek today, put it on the trainer and rode a bike for 15 minutes. I called my coach and said "F@#k this I'm riding what do I do?" He said put some flat pedals on ride for 15 minutes today and 15 tonight. Then in three days buld that up to 2 half hour rides and go from there. DAM it felt good :D My ankle was a little sore but I could have ridden that trainer all day. I expect 2 hour rides on my trainer in 10 days or so. I'm back baby yeah !
re: I have had ENOUGH!Jon Billheimer
May 19, 2003 9:40 AM
Good for you!!!! Your post comes as an antidote to what has started as a depressing day for me. Two of my "best" friends--guys in their early sixties--who used to lecture me on discipline, training, guts, etc. now regularly bail on rides, won't race any more, and are whining about their age, motivation, etc. My one buddy just called this morning and bailed on hill repeats so he could go do a 22 kph "long" ride with a couple of unfit "newbies" who he can impress. This is the guy who got me into racing--a few years ago when he could beat me with regularity and prove to himself what a stud he was. If I sound a little bitter and disappointed, I am.

Guys like you on this board are such a welcome relief! My friends my age are really beginning to get me down. As Lance says "carpe diem"!!!! So go for the gusto, and welcome back!:)-
Come on down to San Diego anytime after June 7th, Jon.sn69
May 19, 2003 9:57 AM
I'll be back and you can whoop up on me left, right and sideways. We can ride hill repeats on Torrey Pines, long flat coastal routes along PCH, hilly rollers on the east county's Avacado Death Ride, verticle climbs to the moon up Mt Palomar, and TTs along Fiesta Island.

...And I won't even try to talk politics.

Break--Carbon...welcome HOME.

Come on down to San Diego anytime after June 7th, Jon.Jon Billheimer
May 19, 2003 10:19 AM

I'd love too!!! We could even talk politics for laughs between puke sessions:)- Seriously, if I'm ever in the area I'll give you an advance e-mail. I have a step daughter and son-in-law in Temecula and we make it down about once every five years or so. You are sooo lucky. San Diego is cycling heaven!
There's good riding very close to Temecula,sn69
May 19, 2003 11:46 AM
plus you can go to the wineries and get sh!t-housed afterwards. Lemme know....
Good for YOU!Kristin
May 19, 2003 9:44 AM
I just wanna know, how'd you manage to LOSE weight while NOT exercising???? Inquiring minds...
It is amazing.dzrider
May 19, 2003 10:05 AM
I know a few people who get bored or angry or depressed and lose their appetites.
For me, it is the opposite! nmKristin
May 19, 2003 10:07 AM
re: Remind me not to invite you along...teoteoteo
May 19, 2003 9:48 AM
On my hill repeat days. 129 pounds? Just kidding..a fit teoteoteo(nice 3rd person huh?) throws down at 142 but I am on the Ullrich plan right now.

Glad to here your getting gack on the rig name any course marker you'd like from LeTour and I'll try and nab it for you!
Just Curious from 129 to 118abicirider
May 19, 2003 9:55 AM
Boy that is alotof weight loss for a small frame to start with is all of that 11lbs in muscle mass? With you being 129 I cant figure it being hardly if any body fat. That just seems like alot of muscle atrophy in only 2 months wow thats scary.
Again great to see you are back spinning hope to see you in the fall up at asheville or down here in mooresville.

Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!! (or your case Trainer for now)
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
That's good news, Carbon110!!!Mike P
May 19, 2003 10:39 AM
It is good to hear you are going to be able to spin the pedals a bit. I think I would gain 20 lbs in a couple weeks if I wasn't able to ride.

When I was in High School I broke my ankle; it wasn't that bad but I was not able to run for 5 weeks or so. This was back when I was running track. When I started running again, for the first week or two, my leg muscles did not want to play. It was a strange, painful, tightness in my upper leg muscles. I believe it was from pushing it a little earlier than I should have.

Start out easy!

Your coach? I figured you WERE a coach!Humma Hah
May 19, 2003 10:48 AM
I supposed somebody could know better than you what's good for you, but you definitely know something about what's good for you.

Enjoy. I'm sure a bike is the right medicine if you're careful of the dose.
Never trust anyone under 150lbs!shamelessgearwhore
May 19, 2003 10:52 AM
118 or 129 pounds, it makes me sick.MR_GRUMPY
May 19, 2003 10:54 AM
You're the kind of guy that I love to hate. While I'm killing myself to keep up with guys like you on hills, You're probably chating with the guy next to you. You need to carry a 50 pound weight strapped to your back. (maybe 75)
Atta-boy, but be CAREFUL!jtferraro
May 19, 2003 10:54 AM
Glad to hear you are back on da' bike! Just be careful and take it don't want to end up injuring yourself again or regressing. Doesn't it feel good?! =)

AWESOME NEWS! Hang in there now...

Atta-boy, but be CAREFUL!CARBON110
May 19, 2003 11:34 AM
hahah Thanks alot everyone....I am so impressed by how the frequent RBR surfers are so comfortable with people they have never met...makes websites like this invaluable. Teo I have to send you an email...a couple of my buddies are going to be at the TDF doing some of the races in the Alps and I was wondering if you might want to hang out with them. They are easy to be around and you can whipem but not without a good fight. I know your going to have responsibility though. Anyway, they drink good wine and are great company. I lost most of the weight the first week after the accident and just kept it off. I was shocked when I weighed actually scared me quite a bit. But I sure am glad I got on the bike since it will give me a whole month of aerobic conditioning to get ready for the road.
You know what its like getting on a bike....its like getting on the first bike you bought for yourself, you get on and just grin from ear to ear. I will now have her bike on the trainer until June if she will let me. Its quite the pain to walk a bike when your on crutches LOL. Everytime I walk in the room I cant take my eyes off it. The trainer has never been so fun AHHAH
Anyway, I can't wait to ride with you North Carollinians and Jeff I am now sure we will party like rock stars at the Green Mtn Stage Race :P
Just attach a cleat to your cast! (nm)merckx56
May 19, 2003 11:27 AM
Good, but just be a bit more careful than when you are healthyelviento
May 19, 2003 12:23 PM
Reaggravated insuries are usually harder to heal than the original injury... Gotta listen to your body when you are riding... good luck.