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Comeback 2022 - week 23


Dave

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I'm going to keep calling a comeback until I get officially shut down. Decision on that may not come until July or August.

First will be the new PT group, referred by both my PCP and the urologist. When I mentioned to the latter doc about my side/rib/gut pain, she thought it sounded more muscular than internal organ related, so threw in the PT consult. Then when I saw the PCP to follow up my insulin resistance (I'm protesting by not calling it "diabetes" since I'm producing plenty of insulin; cells just aren't using it), I mentioned the whole ITB/hip/back thing and he referred me to the same group for PT. In fact, the same doc, who is apparently a sub-3 hour marathoner. Only trouble is I can't get an appointment until mid-July.

In the meantime, more cycling. And the more I ride this thing, the more I feel like I need an upgraded machine. Did I mention the other day how I felt like I was cruising along pretty quickly, only to be passed (with authority) by guy who looked like he was out for a Sunday stroll?

The other thing I notice is that I'm averaging about what I could run back in the day. Not that I'm frustrated that I can't run as fast as I did when I was 25 (although that would be nice). Just an observation. And of course I'm not ready to make a major investment. But I should have something that at least fits my size instead of the 12 year-old son I bought it for in 1999. I should also have something that's appropriate for how and where I'm riding. Not doing any technical trails. Mostly streets and bike paths around town. Don't think I need a serious road bike, nor a mountain. So, hybrid? I've done the online research, but could use some advice. Suppose I'll throw the question into Loopville and see what the cyclists there have to say.

Rode 6 miles to carpool out to a scout ranch an hour and a half from here on Saturday. Big youth conference happening next week and we were checking out the trails and camping areas we plan on using. Fair amount of walking. Then another 6 home. Took yesterday off, but plan 10 or so this afternoon.

Pulled my shirt off to shower after I got home and found a little red guy with what looked like 10-12 legs crawling up my sleeve. No question it was a tick. There were nine of us going through the woods that day and I was the 4th to have picked up one the unwanted passenger. Amazon delivered a can of permethrin today, so hopefully I can get through the conference without donating any blood to his friends.

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In the meantime, more cycling. And the more I ride this thing, the more I feel like I need an upgraded machine. Did I mention the other day how I felt like I was cruising along pretty quickly, only to be passed (with authority) by guy who looked like he was out for a Sunday stroll?

I've been cycling more than running for about 10 years.  That's the nature of cycling.  You never know who's going to crush you.  I'm a much stronger rider than my wife, but one year she was training a lot, we went out for a ride, she killed me.  :)

I upgraded my ride last January.  Bikes are still really hard to find.  This superbike is my dream bike, I cannot believe how lucky I got they had it in stock.  It's my size, and a custom color you need to order - it was sitting there on a pedestal, I needed to buy it.  :)

https://ctreeves.smugmug.com/Bike/Madone/

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Sorry to keep hearing you're not able to get back to running.

 

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Even though I've been running more lately, I also intend to do more biking this summer.  I may very well upgrade to something a little faster myself but first I need to prove to myself that I really am going to ride more.  Riding more has seemed to improve my running in the past.  I hope you get good news on the running front soon.

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Maybe a gravel bike would serve you well if you are riding trails and road. Bike prices are all over the place. Make sure you get one that fits or else the wrong size can lead to issues.

Try Facebook marketplace so you aren't paying brand new bike prices.

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On 6/13/2022 at 3:15 PM, Cliff said:

I've been cycling more than running for about 10 years.  That's the nature of cycling.  You never know who's going to crush you.  I'm a much stronger rider than my wife, but one year she was training a lot, we went out for a ride, she killed me.  :)

I upgraded my ride last January.  Bikes are still really hard to find.  This superbike is my dream bike, I cannot believe how lucky I got they had it in stock.  It's my size, and a custom color you need to order - it was sitting there on a pedestal, I needed to buy it.  :)

https://ctreeves.smugmug.com/Bike/Madone/

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Sorry to keep hearing you're not able to get back to running.

 

I have a Trek Domane and love it!

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