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  1. #1
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    Mar 2011
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    Portland, OR
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    Not a new rider, but I may as well be...

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    I've been off my bike for about seven years now. Recovering from thyroid cancer kicked my - yeah - and now I want to get back in the saddle. I've got vacation coming up in a month, and I think I'll take that time to tune up the girl and get her up and going. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by soxx View Post
    I've been off my bike for about seven years now. Recovering from thyroid cancer kicked my - yeah - and now I want to get back in the saddle. I've got vacation coming up in a month, and I think I'll take that time to tune up the girl and get her up and going. Any suggestions?
    Hello and welcome. Glad you are feeling better.

    Eh, what kind of bike is it? What type of suggestions are you looking for?
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    north woods of Wisconsin
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    Good for you. I think it's a great idea. My advice is to take it slow and easy and work up to longer rides, gradually. Keep it fun.

  4. #4
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    Location
    Illinois
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    ... and ... just get on the bike and ride a little. Don't count Don't compare except to *not riding.* Riding is always better than not riding

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    california
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    Enjoy getting back to riding! It can be a good and healthy help in moving on from a cancer journey!! Bicycling goals were a part of my recovery. Since it’s been awhile for you, I’d find my riding comfort zone (vacations can be good opportunities) and gradually work up to where I want to be or to a goal. Just enjoy riding…..slow and walking steep parts (still good exercise) to a goal like riding in a 3 day tour de pink for feelings of solidarity (and saying I'm kicking it’s ***) to easy urban, rural or trail rides….it’s all good…..You live in a great city for cycling too!!!!!!

    Btw this is a good site to share info/experiences....take advantage

    and yeah
    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Hello and welcome. Glad you are feeling better.

    Eh, what kind of bike is it? What type of suggestions are you looking for?
    ‘The negative feelings we all have can be addictive…just as the positive…it’s up to
    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    north woods of Wisconsin
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    Hey, didn't catch the Portland, Or. location. Spent a couple years there with the bicycle as my only means of transportation. Portland is one of the all time great bicycling cities. You'll find a ton of local support.

 

 

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