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Old 10-27-2014, 03:50 PM
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Staying live, keeping in shape

After my knee problems of two years ago, I have been fighting to get back on my bicycle and back in shape. Last year I sat out much of the first half of the year, and then slowly built myself back up to where I could do some miles each day.

This year I set a goal of ten miles per day, or 3650 miles per year. That’s well under my totals from a few years ago, when I was riding 6000+ miles per year. But I thought it was worth a shot…and so I started riding.

Well, yesterday I went over 3650 miles for the year. Despite flying over 100,000 miles on United, and fitting this in between backpacking trips and running a business, I managed to get out and ride more than I expected….and I still have two months to go. Who knows? I should get over 4,000….
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:34 PM
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Wow, that is awesome! Congratulations!

Did you have surgery to repair your knee, that enabled you to ride again?

Keep up that great work...and thank you for posting your success. I feel inspired to get on my bike (that is collecting dust in my garage)!

Darryl
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:39 PM
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I did not have surgery. That was an option, but we first tried rest, then a cortisone shot...which worked. Then slow and easy build up to a full exercise regimen
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