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  1. #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnat23 View Post
    SUSAN! OMG WOW!

    I mean, you're not selling it as a goal to look forward to , but HOLYSNOT YOU DID IT! YOU ARE AN AMAZON!

    Get a massage, stuff your face with pastries, rest up, and THEN let us know what's next on your bucket list!

    -- gnat!
    ^^^ what gnat sez ^^^


  2. #107
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    Smile Back in the saddle!

    5 days post PBP and I got back in the saddle today! I was definitely getting antsy for a ride. Good news is that my hands didn't go numb, my butt didn't hurt and my knees weren't putting up too much of a fuss.

    Wasn't a particularly long or difficult ride, but I got out there. And it was stunningly gorgeous (I'm in Chamonix.) thinking of tackling something epic tomorrow....
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  3. #108
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnat23 View Post
    SUSAN! OMG WOW!

    I mean, you're not selling it as a goal to look forward to , but HOLYSNOT YOU DID IT! YOU ARE AN AMAZON!

    Get a massage, stuff your face with pastries, rest up, and THEN let us know what's next on your bucket list!

    -- gnat!
    I believe in truth in advertising.. It's an incredible experience and a fantastic goal to have. I'm not at all sorry I did it. The experience will stay with me for the rest of my life. That said, I'm not planning to come back for an encore. Not unless they move the locale to Chamonix. This place is so scenic that it would be worth the agony. I think.

    GLC is right. I've got ironman in my sights for 2012. Probably Canada, but I'm not 100% sold on that yet. Was thinking of rev3 instead. Will decide soon.

    Oh, and the face stuffing has commenced with abandon. I'll be needing to drop some pounds when I get home! this place is dangerous.
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  4. #109
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Otcenas View Post

    Oh, and the face stuffing has commenced with abandon. I'll be needing to drop some pounds when I get home! this place is dangerous.
    Awesome!

    You deserve it.

    It's not like you'll get this back home.

    ( And if you need any more excuses, we're here for you. )

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  5. #110
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    What an amazing accomplishment! I can't even imagine riding my bike for that many hours day and night!
    I hope you get to enjoy Paris now and get some well deserved rest.
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  6. #111
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    Wow!
    The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
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  7. #112
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    An amazing, epic journey you've had! I am in awe. You've got the mental fortitude and physical strength to accomplish whatever you decide is your next goal. I look forward to that adventure.


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  8. #113
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    Ditto and double ditto to all the other kudos.
    Simply amazing, inspiring and just, well, wow.

    Great accomplishment and thank you for sharing.

  9. #114
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    What everyone else said. Absolutely awesome accomplishment. Congrats and enjoy France! Linger if you can!

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  10. #115
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    ( And if you need any more excuses, we're here for you. )
    Merci! (she says, as she sits in the square, eating a croissant aux almandes..
    .)
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  11. #116
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    I climbed alpe d'huez yesterday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Otcenas View Post
    I climbed alpe d'huez yesterday!
    How awesome! And congratulations to you, Susan! You are amazing.
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  13. #118
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Otcenas View Post
    I climbed alpe d'huez yesterday!
    I believe that entitles you to more croissants! Velonews has a nice write-up about PBP: http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/...e-event_190550.

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  14. #119
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    Animal!
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  15. #120
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Otcenas View Post
    I climbed alpe d'huez yesterday!
    And she's back, ladies and gentlemen!

    That is so cool! Did you take time to take photos? I'm so jealous!!
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