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  1. #61
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  2. #62
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    Thanks. Went skiing instead of biking, yesterday, and stayed on the level trails to play it safe, but still a bit sore in the shoulder and ribs, today, so took the day off, no exercise of any kind, other than the usual house cleaning and some shopping errands. Not the way to start the new month the way I would like, but not going to beat myself up over it. Sometimes my old body needs a little more time to catch up with my forever young brain.

  3. #63
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    Quote Originally Posted by north woods gal View Post
    Thanks. Went skiing instead of biking, yesterday, and stayed on the level trails to play it safe, but still a bit sore in the shoulder and ribs, today, so took the day off, no exercise of any kind, other than the usual house cleaning and some shopping errands. Not the way to start the new month the way I would like, but not going to beat myself up over it. Sometimes my old body needs a little more time to catch up with my forever young brain.
    Yes, we all need a bit more recovery time as we get older anyway, even if we don't have an injury. I find that I usually come back stronger on the bike after a few days off, so I don't beat myself up to ride every day. Hope you heal up quickly, though!

    The past two weeks I've only managed three rides a week between cold fronts that blow in with high wind (the biggest issue) and sometimes rain. I got out yesterday for a nice 30-miler, and will ride today and tomorrow as well. Once a cold front passes, the weather is pleasantly spring-like, with birds singing, flowers blooming, sunshine, and not too humid. Most of my rides have been in the 60s, temp-wise. I could take a few degrees warmer, but it's certainly tolerable. Looks like we're warm again until late next week, so I should get quite a few rides in between now and a week from tomorrow. :-)
    Emily

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  4. #64
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    I managed to ride twice in January, both times a short hilly after-work ride on days that were on the warm side, for winter. Other than that, I pretty much decided I would be better off taking a break than forcing myself out into the cold. There were days when part of me knew I'd be comfortable enough once I got going, but oh hell it's January and I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy riding in the spring more if I don't do it now. For about a week I took a complete break from all exercise, not due to a decision made in advance, just on a day-by-day basis of feeling lazy and not wanting to deal with an overheated gym.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

 

 

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