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Mini victory.

Old 12-30-19, 10:24 AM
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Mini victory.

Weather was decent enuff Saturday and I had a couple local errands to run. So I decided to give it a go on the bicycle. Total round trip was Probly only 5km. But thatís furthest I have pulled off since 2012 when my body got wrecked by a car hitting me.

The biggest victory for me wasn't the distance though it was more the fact that it felt GOOD and though a bit tender I was fine the following day. I had fun and actually decided to take a bit longer route home than technically needed. Only issue is weather turned sour Sunday and today so back to the stationary bike .

Really looking forward to what spring brings.

Hoping to get an ebike in spring to supplement my current bikes for longer distances or to possibly tow a child trailer with my 3 year old or the new baby on the way
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Old 12-30-19, 10:56 AM
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3 year old & new baby on the way
how wonderful! one foot in front of the other ...
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Old 12-31-19, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by TinyBear View Post
Weather was decent enuff Saturday and I had a couple local errands to run. So I decided to give it a go on the bicycle. Total round trip was Probly only 5km. But thatís furthest I have pulled off since 2012 when my body got wrecked by a car hitting me.

The biggest victory for me wasn't the distance though it was more the fact that it felt GOOD and though a bit tender I was fine the following day. I had fun and actually decided to take a bit longer route home than technically needed. Only issue is weather turned sour Sunday and today so back to the stationary bike .

Really looking forward to what spring brings.

Hoping to get an ebike in spring to supplement my current bikes for longer distances or to possibly tow a child trailer with my 3 year old or the new baby on the way
I know how you must feel!!! It took me 3 years after my bike accident in 2011 to even get on a bike, and very limited riding other than indoors until this past year. It's been a good year for me. I sure hope you keep riding outdoors as you can. I know riding with my grand kids this year was more rewarding than many other rides. A Christmas gift from my daughter was a tag along bike attachment. She doesn't have kids yet, but guessing this is her way of saying soon! My son's two youngest will get the benefit of this gift though. And my BEST single mile of the year? Riding Christmas day with my oldest Grand daughter on the new bike I gave her...
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Total round trip was Probly only 5km. But thatís furthest I have pulled off since 2012
It's the mini victories that count!

I did a solo 40 miler on Saturday on my roadie. Wife's car malfunctioning so today I took it to the mechanic, rode my bike home 1 mile. My legs still tender from Saturday so that 1 mile ride home on my MTB felt like a mini victory for me. I sure was happy when I got off the bike feeling great. Pressed for time or I probably would have toured the town.
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congrats....remember tinybear steps also consider commuting a day or 2 a week if that is at all an option
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I love the way this group encourages everyone. Way to go!
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The biggest victory for me wasn't the distance though it was more the fact that it felt GOOD and though a bit tender I was fine the following day.
That's really great to hear, way to go.
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Yeah!!!
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Thanks all. I have done a few more similar rides since when weather permits. Been a lot of fun.

looking forward to spring. Seems so far away.

cant wait to get my daughter a real bicycle one day. But till then she’s working at her balance bike
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Awesome!! and congrats too!
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Thanks all. I have done a few more similar rides since when weather permits. Been a lot of fun.

looking forward to spring. Seems so far away.

cant wait to get my daughter a real bicycle one day. But till then sheís working at her balance bike
the balance bikes can go fast
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the balance bikes can go fast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ilH612Blzw

HaHa. Thatís awesome they going faster than I normally do these days lol.

On a side note I took in my hybrid bike for a good servicing and getting bigger tires put on it (hopefully soften the harsh ride up a bit).
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