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Sometimes It Pays To Get Injured

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Sometimes It Pays To Get Injured

Post by Dave Tuttle on Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:30 am

For the past couple of months I've been working through more injuries that affect my running than I'm used to... I don't know if it's just bad luck or my age catching up to me but I really do need to keep working at maintaining my fitness and I've already lost some conditioning while I tried to let my knee heal. My only alternative at this point is to pump out some regular miles on my bike and mix in as much running as I can tolerate until the knee is healed and maybe I'll even end up having to alternate running and biking to keep these aging joints from acting up. I've never been what you would call a serious biker. I've never even owned a helmet or a fancy bike much less padded shorts. Well yesterday I fixed all that. I've wanted a bike with a front suspension and more gears for a long time. My old ride was about 15 years old and if I'm going to be pumping miles I needed a new one. I ordered this one yesterday and also finally got a helmet and those padded shorts that real bikers wear. We'll see how this works... I already feel better knowing I'll have a new bike in a few days!


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Re: Sometimes It Pays To Get Injured

Post by trishb on Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:51 am

I hope you got a cool helmet and sexy bike shorts to go along with that great lookin' bike!

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Post by RoadKillBill on Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:36 am

Sweet! We need to start planning a ride!

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Re: Sometimes It Pays To Get Injured

Post by twal on Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:31 pm

Nice bike. Be careful on the roads.

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Re: Sometimes It Pays To Get Injured

Post by Guest on Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:44 pm

That is a sweet ride! One of my direct reports rides and she said those padded shorts make all the difference so you will like yours. They are expensive though.

You already know but wear reflective tops so that drivers see you, watch out for those aggressive ones. Do they have bike lanes in your area?

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Re: Sometimes It Pays To Get Injured

Post by Dave Tuttle on Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:41 pm

Thanks everyone, I'm riding my old bike most days now until the new one arrives and I'm getting a pretty good workout... I am wearing neon colors for safety. It's amazing how many distracted drivers there are out there even in this rural location. It's bad enough running facing traffic but on a bike you can't see what's going on behind you very well through the mirror and it gets even more dangerous.

The shorts are really helping and they are form fitting but sexy?  affraid  I'm not so sure about that Trish.  

Bill, we might be able to do that!

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Post by Rachel August on Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:56 pm

Wow Dave - sounds like you're gearing up the right way!!!

I know you know this - careful on the roads - I for one see bright YELLOW and NEON GREEN the best - for me white is hard to see. Yeah, and don't wear PINK... not that you would - but I can't see that color either!

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Re: Sometimes It Pays To Get Injured

Post by Dave Tuttle on Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:41 am

Rachel August wrote:Wow Dave - sounds like you're gearing up the right way!!!

I know you know this - careful on the roads - I for one see bright YELLOW and NEON GREEN the best - for me white is hard to see. Yeah, and don't wear PINK... not that you would - but I can't see that color either!

Thanks Rachel, I appreciate how personal this is for you and knowing about your brother is the main reason I decided to be extra careful... I'm wearing neon green or orange every day... And no PINK for me!

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Re: Sometimes It Pays To Get Injured

Post by Marc Thayer on Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:47 am

the truly safe alternative would be pool swimming....I have yet to see anybody texting in the pool.

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