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rsbob 05-03-21 09:22 PM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 22041727)
Well, here's the deal. A friend of mine got Covid back in April of 2020, he was a very avid cyclist, he had a mild case like a head cold, it went away after a week, a week after that he decided to ride his bike at a spin gym and knowing him he probably was going at a fast clip, he came home told his wife he had a great ride then 5 minutes later his wife heard a thump, goes to see what happen and he's on the floor dead. I also heard this has been happening with runners and cyclists. So, two Thursdays ago I got tested positive for Covid after experiencing a slight fever and body aches, that went away in about 2 days and then was left with mild congestion for a week. Today I decided to ride the bike for the first time since the Covid, since I knew what had happened to my friend I only rode it 10 miles at a leisurely pace, I felt nothing odd, but for the next month I'm going to ride at a leisurely pace just to be safe and slowly increase the distance, and then next month kick up a notch.

I don't know, but if any of you get Covid don't go nuts on the bike after you recover, and also don't ride the bike while you're recovering, it may not effect a person, but to another person it could kill them, and since we don't know which person it will kill and which it will not, play it safe.

The problem for some people with a mild case of COVID is that symptoms may not progress for weeks or months, if they do at all. The heart muscle can be attacked as well as the lungs in addition to micro blood clots which may irreversibly effect the brain. COVID is something you dont want to mess around with and Iím not even talking about the poor long haulers.

rsbob 05-03-21 09:29 PM

Sunday did 43 miles with 2000í climbing.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7c8cea1a0.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...44bb5820c.jpeg

one4smoke 05-04-21 06:50 AM

:50:Almost forgot my 30 Friday and 42 Saturday. Gettin' old.

rekmeyata 05-04-21 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22043525)
The problem for some people with a mild case of COVID is that symptoms may not progress for weeks or months, if they do at all. The heart muscle can be attacked as well as the lungs in addition to micro blood clots which may irreversibly effect the brain. COVID is something you dont want to mess around with and Iím not even talking about the poor long haulers.

Unfortunately there isn't anything I can do about it, I'm not going to stop riding my bike because of Covid, so I can think of doing is take it easier than normal and see what happens. I'm 68 years old, as much as I would prefer to live longer I'm also at peace enough not to worry about dying, it's just another more fantastic adventure than this one has been, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't do anything foolish to cut my life short, but I'm not going to be scared about riding my bike either. I've never ran my life in fear and I'm not about to start now.

rsbob 05-04-21 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 22044901)
Unfortunately there isn't anything I can do about it, I'm not going to stop riding my bike because of Covid, so I can think of doing is take it easier than normal and see what happens. I'm 68 years old, as much as I would prefer to live longer I'm also at peace enough not to worry about dying, it's just another more fantastic adventure than this one has been, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't do anything foolish to cut my life short, but I'm not going to be scared about riding my bike either. I've never ran my life in fear and I'm not about to start now.

Sorry, but I did not intend to infer you stop riding in the least. Keep slowly ramping it up and hopefully you will continue to be fine.

My intent was to help inform those holding out on getting vaccinated that there could be worse life long consequences of not getting the vaccine, especially for the ‘long-haulers”. Think I would shoot myself if I found myself there but that is just me.

Zero miles today but shoveled 3 yards of mulch onto the new garden with another three to go.

gios 05-04-21 10:43 PM

Completed my 6 day century this morning.

https://i.imgur.com/MBfASGpl.jpg

16.9 +
17.1
16.0
17.2
16.8
16.9
100.9

Mark Dominck 05-05-21 07:51 AM


Originally Posted by TimothyH (Post 19078820)
65 miles with 3200 feet climbing. 15.7 MPH average.

You're an animal!!

ultrarider7 05-05-21 02:31 PM

63 miles today
We have now enter Minnesota's second season, road construction! | Ride | Strava
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8831a6c11d.jpg

gios 05-05-21 02:46 PM

17.2 miles on a 21 hour fast. Came home, showered, made a library trip and a quick stop, then I ate breakfast.

rsbob 05-05-21 09:45 PM

59.5 miles with close to 3,000’ climbing. A nice 72 degree day. Feeling tired in a good way.

diphthong 05-07-21 01:56 AM

17-spot. first ride in a week or two. can't remember. mixed in a late lunch/early dinner with bbq and beer involved.
a few, quick, decent efforts on the vintage steel and while the route was the usual quickie route, it seemed a little different
having not done it for about two weeks.

gios 05-07-21 10:31 AM

16.7 miles. It was 71.1F / 21.7C just before the sun rose above the mountains this morning for almost an hour ride. All the cars behaved.

Troul 05-07-21 06:12 PM

40 Miles O.D.

rekmeyata 05-07-21 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22045290)
Sorry, but I did not intend to infer you stop riding in the least. Keep slowly ramping it up and hopefully you will continue to be fine.

My intent was to help inform those holding out on getting vaccinated that there could be worse life long consequences of not getting the vaccine, especially for the Ďlong-haulersĒ. Think I would shoot myself if I found myself there but that is just me.

Zero miles today but shoveled 3 yards of mulch onto the new garden with another three to go.

My wife had her last of the two Pizer shots about 4 weeks prior to me getting the Covid, she and I came down with it on the exact same day! So she got covid after getting what is called the best shot on the market currently. I don't know enough about science to know what the hell I'm talking about, but the 2 shot vaccines supposedly somehow interfere and change our genes to make us immune, I'm not so sure if I want my genes messed with. The Johnson and Johnson one doesn't do that from my understanding, so I think if I were to get one of the shots it would be the J and J one. I like I said, I'm very ignorant about this sort of stuff and the internet just confuses it all the more. I do know I have a couple of doctor and nurse friends and they say they will never take any vaccine for this, but I have other doctors and nurse friends who say they have already taken it and are recommending I do so as well. So apparently not even the medical society is 100% into this, if they don't know then how the hell is anyone else suppose to know?

rsbob 05-07-21 09:28 PM

Didn’t ride today but still achieved a 3 PR on Strava walking my dog up a short 8% grade. Made me feel pretty good until I realized how much I suck on my bike. Still had to laugh. Walked 2.5 miles. Average speed 1.5 MPH and climbed 360’. No e-bikes passed me either

Troul 05-08-21 03:30 PM

79 Miles O.D.

CAT7RDR 05-08-21 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22049917)
Didnít ride today but still achieved a 3 PR on Strava walking my dog up a short 8% grade. Made me feel pretty good until I realized how much I suck on my bike. Still had to laugh. Walked 2.5 miles. Average speed 1.5 MPH and climbed 360í. No e-bikes passed me either

My Terrier has his own PR's. How many marks he can make on a 2 mile walk. His PR is 9 since I have tracked his PR's. :D

Troul 05-08-21 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by CAT7RDR (Post 22050821)
My Terrier has his own PR's. How many marks he can make on a 2 mile walk. His PR is 9 since I have tracked his PR's. :D

crap, how much do you feed the dog?

rsbob 05-08-21 07:07 PM

My dog is on prednisone and drinks water like a fish and pees constantly. On our daily 3 mile walks, 4-6 stops is not unusual. Your Terrier wins hands down.

Did a lap around Mercer Island (sans dog) on my bike. The west side has tons of S curves and is slightly downhill. The east side not so curvy and has between a 1 to 4% grade. I chased a guy down on the east side and passed him at the south end of the island. Mid-way on the eastside climb the guy blows by me on a $&@ e-bike. I could out handle him but can’t outclimb electric assist. He was going so fast there was no point in trying to draft, besides I don’t draft people I don’t know.

Troul 05-08-21 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22050998)
Mid-way on the eastside climb the guy blows by me on a $&@ e-bike. I could out handle him but canít outclimb electric assist. He was going so fast there was no point in trying to draft, besides I donít draft people I donít know.

That'd be a rough draft, & surely would have to correct for the leads poor riding agility.

gios 05-08-21 08:08 PM

17 miles. A nice light tail wind up the two climbs.

Litespud 05-09-21 09:08 AM


Originally Posted by one4smoke (Post 19077952)
(The way it's said in the south by us old guys. :p)

32 miles for me...

156mi, av 17.4 mph, ~6400 ft vertical. North-south crossing of NC, from VA line to SC line

jamesdak 05-09-21 03:30 PM

Lazy ride day for me so I took out the Guv'nor for 30 easy going miles around the valley.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4ec928c6ac.jpg

Troul 05-09-21 03:34 PM

4O Miles 0.D.

CAT7RDR 05-09-21 05:34 PM

80 miles on the SoCal river MUPS on a mostly overcast May gray day. Meh!
Flattish, straight and grey is no way to go through life.

Troul 05-09-21 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by CAT7RDR (Post 22052128)
80 miles on the SoCal river MUPS on a mostly overcast May gray day. Meh!
Flattish, straight and grey is no way to go through life.

Look on the bright side; You've curbed some potential body curves & detoured away from some of life's mental blues.

gios 05-10-21 12:17 AM

17 miles and change. Nice Sunday ride.

diphthong 05-10-21 01:26 AM


Originally Posted by Litespud (Post 22051529)
156mi, av 17.4 mph, ~6400 ft vertical. North-south crossing of NC, from VA line to SC line

well done!


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