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Old 09-17-19, 06:24 PM
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Had a doc appointment on the far North side of Peoria, today, so I decided to ride up the Illinois River for a change, something I don't often get to do.


you are a shadow of your former self. But, until you are a waif you are still too fat for this sport. Sad!
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Old 09-17-19, 06:28 PM
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I just have to say it. I donít get it.
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No matter where I go, here I am...
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What's their BMI?
Itís HUGE!
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All this coffee talk is gonna keep you up all night.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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you are a shadow of your former self. But, until you are a waif you are still too fat for this sport. Sad!
Yep. Down 40# but still have a BMI of 30. Definitely, too fat.

Seriously, though, I feel the best I’ve felt since being on a respirator after breaking 12 ribs and a few other bones back in 2016. It’s like my body finally woke up last Spring and said, “Let’s roll!”
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I just have to say it. I donít get it.
Be fearful, I don't either.
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Old 09-17-19, 07:21 PM
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Yep. Down 40# but still have a BMI of 30. Definitely, too fat.

Seriously, though, I feel the best Iíve felt since being on a respirator after breaking 12 ribs and a few other bones back in 2016. Itís like my body finally woke up last Spring and said, ďLetís roll!Ē
Word. Every time I break 12 ribs and miscellaneous and sundry other bones it usually takes me a few years to get back up to speed.
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Yep. Down 40# but still have a BMI of 30. Definitely, too fat.

Seriously, though, I feel the best Iíve felt since being on a respirator after breaking 12 ribs and a few other bones back in 2016. Itís like my body finally woke up last Spring and said, ďLetís roll!Ē
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Old 09-17-19, 09:14 PM
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All this coffee talk is gonna keep you up all night.
I drink decaf. I'll be fine. sleep is overrated anyway.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Yep. Down 40# but still have a BMI of 30. Definitely, too fat.

Seriously, though, I feel the best Iíve felt since being on a respirator after breaking 12 ribs and a few other bones back in 2016. Itís like my body finally woke up last Spring and said, ďLetís roll!Ē
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Word. Every time I break 12 ribs and miscellaneous and sundry other bones it usually takes me a few years to get back up to speed.
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I can't wait for my recovery to be to that point, but sadly, we're not there yet. I only broke 3 ribs, and no ventilator, but cardiologist is still saying "no HIIT workouts)
Edit: I'll still be too fat for this sport.
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Depending on how many of you are flying, you may want to just end your US originating flight at Gatwick and pay extra cash for an inter-city shuttle to Spain. I do this sometimes when I use reward point to get across the ocean. For less than $100 each person we can change to a shuttle flight in from almost any European capital to other European cities. That is easier than trying to find a reward itinerary going exactly where you want to go. Question is whether those fly from Gatwick or just Heathrow. If bottom line I had that kind of layover at Gatwick, I would take the train into the city, see some sights, have a good meal, maybe even take an inexpensive hotel room to get a shower and a nap. The trains are so reliable, it is dead easy.
Agree. If we canít change to a shorter layover, we plan to take a train to London and spend the day there.
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Agree. If we canít change to a shorter layover, we plan to take a train to London and spend the day there.
We have never spent much time in Amsterdam but had an ugly layover there once. We used it to go into the city and see the Anne Frank house. Then had lunch at a favorite globally located noodle house chain, Wagamama , and then back to the airport. Worked great. Very worthwhile.
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It’s a brisk morning. Gilet weather. Time to ride.
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No ride here in Houston today. Tropical storm rolled through last night. Already downgraded to depression, but heavy rain forecast do all day and much of tomorrow. Some flooding expected. Worst thing is I have upper eyelid surgery scheduled for this morning. Not sure whether to try to get over to the surgery suite or not. Stay tuned.
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Beautiful morning on the Patuxent after some heavy upwind bashing to get here in yesterdayís cold front. Hope thereís enough wind left to get us to the Choptank today.

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Yep. Down 40# but still have a BMI of 30. Definitely, too fat.

Seriously, though, I feel the best Iíve felt since being on a respirator after breaking 12 ribs and a few other bones back in 2016. Itís like my body finally woke up last Spring and said, ďLetís roll!Ē
Outstanding!
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Last night, I went to sleep with my typical Wed ride debate in mind: longer solo ride in the morning or shorter group ride in the evening? This morning, I woke to steady rain. Guess that answers that.
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Someone I know texted me at 5:10 this morning. That's just not right.
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Someone I know texted me at 5:10 this morning. That's just not right.
Nope, it's not. Not at all.
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Grilled monkfish with olive parsley salsa. It's what's for dinner.
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Today is a palindrome day.

9-18-19
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Had a fantastic fun club ride with almost too big a group, 15 or 16 riders. Came home and went on a hike with mrs datlas. I was also doing recon for possible CX trails but the trail was too rugged for that.
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Today is a palindrome day.

9-18-19
Only one left in this run.
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Turns out these things take time. We're working on the refund for the prepaid premium membership. No riding here. Too humid in the morning, and too hot in the afternoon.
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