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02-06-18, 01:45 AM
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Posted By Roody

Did you have fried chicken for dinner?...

Did you have fried chicken for dinner? (Frankenmuth is, or used to be, well known for it's family-style chicken dinners.)
01-22-18, 01:22 AM
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Posted By Roody

Hope your foot improves soon! Is the walking...

Hope your foot improves soon! Is the walking therapy for it?

Sorry if I missed this, but why can't you ride a bike for errands where you live now?
01-08-18, 01:29 AM
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Posted By Roody

I find that many winter days are fine for riding...

I find that many winter days are fine for riding on any kind of bike. For example, the last couple weeks have been below 10F degrees, but when it's that cold there's obviously no rain and not even...
01-06-18, 01:48 AM
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Posted By Roody

What kind of bike do you have? Almost any bike...

What kind of bike do you have? Almost any bike can be ridden in the winter, at least on the nicer days.
01-02-18, 01:33 AM
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Posted By Roody

Happpy New Year to you also! I've finally...

Happpy New Year to you also!

I've finally gotten acclimated to the cold weather. Good thing, because it looks like it will be around for a while longer. It's been going below zero F every night...
10-29-17, 12:36 AM
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Posted By Roody

Good topic! I hope you start a thread about your...

Good topic! I hope you start a thread about your Adventures in Darkness soon.
10-29-17, 12:34 AM
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Posted By Roody

Only two weeks ago it was shorts and a T-shirt....

Only two weeks ago it was shorts and a T-shirt. Today I wore a winter coat for the first time this season, and I got the longjohns out for later in the week.
10-21-17, 12:58 AM
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Posted By Roody

Thanks for the encouragement! I was getting a...

Thanks for the encouragement! I was getting a little depressed about the darkness but this post cheered me up a bit. I work 12 hour shifts, so it's almost dark now both when I go to work and when I...
10-07-17, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Roody

I've been walking more than 30 miles a week and...

I've been walking more than 30 miles a week and up to 12 miles in one session. It's the only thing keeping me sane lately!
07-30-17, 01:53 AM
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Posted By Roody

I don't keep real close track of how far I walk,...

I don't keep real close track of how far I walk, but average better than 20 miles a week--even though I've been enduring an arthritis flare-up in my left knee. I stop and rest every mile or two...
12-27-16, 01:21 AM
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Posted By Roody

Are the shoppers at all alarmed after the terror...

Are the shoppers at all alarmed after the terror attack at the German Christmas Market? Are the extra police on hand as security against terror attacks?
12-26-16, 01:52 AM
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Posted By Roody

Working all the time this week, hardly got any...

Working all the time this week, hardly got any walking done. But next week offers a lot of free time. And a co-worker gave me a beautiful pair of hiking boots for Christmas so the snow and ice won't...
11-14-16, 01:55 AM
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Posted By Roody

Sounds like you're doing alright with your power...

Sounds like you're doing alright with your power and endurance if you're still tossing off centuries. :thumb:

Bear in mind that cold air is more dense than warm air, so it really does take more...
10-21-16, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Roody

No, I didn't get treatment for the dog bite. The...

No, I didn't get treatment for the dog bite. The skin was not penetrated. Yes, I like to see lots of stuff and I have fun riding or walking because I can be an active participant in some of that...
10-20-16, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Roody

Wow, pretty weird walk today. I walked along the...

Wow, pretty weird walk today. I walked along the river in the ritzier part of town.

First, I saw an eight man crew take down a huge tree. the cross section of that tree trunk was taller than the...
08-27-16, 12:40 AM
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Posted By Roody

What's it like getting used to a new bike after...

What's it like getting used to a new bike after riding the same one for 20 years? It seems like it would be a little hard to adjust, both mentally and physically. Also, how do you like the Big Dummy?
08-21-16, 12:44 AM
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Posted By Roody

I walk a lot--at least 5 hours a week, both for...

I walk a lot--at least 5 hours a week, both for exercise and to get things done. Walking is good. My health is improving, my stamina is much greater, I've lost 85 pounds, and I'm within 10 pounds of...
07-14-16, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Roody

I'm with you. I usually don't bother to take a...

I'm with you. I usually don't bother to take a computer with me on a ride or walk.

But...One can take one's computer (cell phone or tablet) and automatically calculate and record the time and...
07-13-16, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Roody

Of course, one thing I love about LCF is that it...

Of course, one thing I love about LCF is that it motivates me--practically forces me--to get more exercise just as part of my daily life.

Even so, logging my activities also gets me moving more....
02-21-16, 01:51 AM
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Posted By Roody

Have you relocated? I guess I didn't know that...

Have you relocated? I guess I didn't know that was in the cards.
11-17-15, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Roody

I worked three 12 hour midnight shifts on a row,...

I worked three 12 hour midnight shifts on a row, and we wwere quite busy and physically active for all of them. Yesterday (Monday) was my first day off. Even though the weather was superb for...
11-11-15, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Roody

That weather is headed my way tomorrow. I won't...

That weather is headed my way tomorrow. I won't HAVE to go anywhere, so we'll see...

As for today, it was a beautiful afternoon, about 50 degrees, with that soft sunshine you get this time of...
11-10-15, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Roody

You'll walk her to work in the cruddy weather?...

You'll walk her to work in the cruddy weather? Awww...true love!
10-27-15, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Roody

Taking long scenic walks, six or seven miles...

Taking long scenic walks, six or seven miles every day. Luckily, a stretch of days off coincided with sunny cool weather with autumn leaf colors at their peak. Amazing, like a drug-free acid trip!
10-02-15, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Roody

:lol:

:lol:
10-01-15, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Roody

And now the temperatures have fallen more than 20...

And now the temperatures have fallen more than 20 degrees in 24 hours. Another reason to call it fall?
09-29-15, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Roody

I notice that this is the time of year when...

I notice that this is the time of year when things fall out of the sky. I got whacked in the head by a walnut, a bunch of flying seeds got in my mouth, and a big dead bug fell behind my glasses....
09-27-15, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Roody

That's fantastic. The bus is nice, but nothing...

That's fantastic. The bus is nice, but nothing beats a bike commute, even if it's only once a week or once in a blue moon.
09-25-15, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Roody

The weather here has been glorious; we're in the...

The weather here has been glorious; we're in the midst of a long spell of summer days, but with the cool nights of autumn.

Today I had my kids drop me off while they were driving out for errands,...
09-18-15, 01:56 AM
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Posted By Roody

I had eight days off in a row, with many waqlks...

I had eight days off in a row, with many waqlks in that time. I'll just mention the coolest one.

I walked downtown (1 1/2 miles) to meet my 16 year old grandson after school at a restaurant we...
09-15-15, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Roody

Sunday I walked more than six miles in two...

Sunday I walked more than six miles in two hours--quite a bit faster and farther than I'm used to. Of course, sore legs for two days after. :( I'm glad that I am able to walk more. The family car...
08-31-15, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Roody

That's not right!!! We've had a couple houses...

That's not right!!! We've had a couple houses here in Lansing blow up (literally) because a car hit the house right by the gas meter. And they weren't even exposed to traffic like the meter in that...
08-31-15, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Roody

My theory is that we gradually erode them as we...

My theory is that we gradually erode them as we ride over them.
;)
08-24-15, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Roody

Daily minutes of walking this week:120, 120, 70,...

Daily minutes of walking this week:120, 120, 70, 110, 135, 140, 110. Boy are my dogs barking! But the aches and pains are finally starting to die down some.

The best thing I saw was probably some...
08-19-15, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Roody

Quite the hedonist today. :beer:

Quite the hedonist today. :beer:
08-19-15, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Roody

Great news! The dog'll definitely keep you...

Great news! The dog'll definitely keep you walking, and your lifestyle seems perfect for this. They were wise to select you.

You're still a speed demon compared to me. I can't go much over 2.5 mph...
08-18-15, 07:00 AM
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Posted By Roody

Wow, you're fast! I still only walk, on a good...

Wow, you're fast! I still only walk, on a good day, about 2.5 mph max. But I am up to about two hours a day, so I'm getting around some. You have been a true inspiration to me as I've been getting...
08-11-15, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Roody

:beer: (I don't even drink beer, but...

:beer:
(I don't even drink beer, but congratulations!)
08-03-15, 06:57 AM
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Posted By Roody

You didn't post any pics, so I'm picking up the...

You didn't post any pics, so I'm picking up the slack. :) This looks similar to a scene you have posted here:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLbyjFaVAAApjNQ.jpg
08-03-15, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Roody

We had a hot weekend for this part of the...

We had a hot weekend for this part of the country. The high temp hit 90 degrees for the first time since 2013. At least there were nice breezes. I walked downtown and watched some bike races for a...
07-31-15, 07:45 AM
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Posted By Roody

I'm finally getting to where I can take longer...

I'm finally getting to where I can take longer walks for more variety and fun. Yesterday I walked downtown to the credit union. After a little heat wave, the weather was back to our usual summer...
07-29-15, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Roody

I am so jealous! If you get to the eastern part...

I am so jealous! If you get to the eastern part of th UP, check out Deer Lake State Park: small lake, Big Lake, sand dunes, forest, miles of isolated beach, bears and mooses.

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07-25-15, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Roody

I walked for about 60 minutes today--slowly...

I walked for about 60 minutes today--slowly because it was very hot and humid. My grandson and I walked downtown to the outdoor classic car show :) and had subs at Jimmy Johns.
07-24-15, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Roody

Still not riding--I don't think I will this year....

Still not riding--I don't think I will this year.

However, I'm taking some good walks in my neighborhood in addition to my rehab sessions three times a week. Yesterday I walked 50 minutes and...
07-04-15, 08:12 AM
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Posted By Roody

That's a cool accomplishment!

That's a cool accomplishment!
06-19-15, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Roody

they suck your soul out.

they suck your soul out.
06-18-15, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Roody

Remember, it really does get much easier as you...

Remember, it really does get much easier as you continue. You will get better physical conditioning, more acclimated to the heat, find better equipment and clothing, and just generally get more...
06-18-15, 06:41 AM
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Posted By Roody

pl;dr (Pretty long; DID read) Very...

pl;dr (Pretty long; DID read)

Very interesting post. I think this would make a fantastic NEW thread! Something like "Carfree trip on a hot summer day".
06-15-15, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Roody

At rehab class, I rode over 2 miles on the...

At rehab class, I rode over 2 miles on the exercise bike and walked almost a mile on the treadmill. It is very good to read about the adventures of my fellow cyclists and walkers on this thread!
06-04-15, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Roody

Karma for your good deed! :)

Karma for your good deed! :)
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