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Tue May 25, 2021, 09:35 PM

First bicycle ride in 15 months today.

It was just a light ride around my little community, about a 3-mile round-trip. It felt so good! I highly recommend that if any of you who are fully vaccinated are still depriving yourself of familiar good-health habits you gave up during the pandemic, now is the time to reclaim this part of your life.

What's amazing is that even after all this time, my ancient bike worked great -- reliable braking, all gears worked fine, tires in good shape (although of course they needed inflating). Even more amazing, my ancient body still functioned well enough to complete the ride without pain or (much) strain.

In the Before Times, I was a destination bike rider. I seldom rode for "exercise," but rode to do an errand, visit a coffee shop, hang out with a friend, etc. The exercise was tangential. And, even though lots of people got out and rode during 2020 and early 2021, I just didn't feel like it. But today, it's a brand-new day!

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Pinback May 25 OP
madaboutharry May 25 #1
Pinback May 25 #4
madaboutharry May 25 #5
Skittles May 25 #2
Pinback May 25 #3

Response to Pinback (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 09:39 PM

1. I need to go out on my bike, but it keeps raining.

Maybe tomorrow.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Tue May 25, 2021, 10:25 PM

4. Yeah, I don't make myself ride in the rain.

Unpleasant, and not so safe. Here the days are heating up, so that limits riding hours to the early part of the day ó if I can get out in time!

I tend to avoid riding my bike if itís too hot, too cold, or rainy, or if Iím tired, sick, or busy with something important. So that means I can ride about 20 days each year.

As you can see, Iím very disciplined about my fitness regimen!

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Response to Pinback (Reply #4)

Tue May 25, 2021, 10:33 PM

5. I can see that!


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Response to Pinback (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 09:41 PM

2. I didn't give up walking during the pandemic

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Tue May 25, 2021, 09:54 PM

3. I walked, too.

And did Tíai Chi. Just no bike or gym.

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