My knee’s are damaged, my hips ache, my vertebrae have been crushedand fused. I have torn rotator cuffs andmy elbows are in terrible shape. Inshort, I’m not as good as I once was and my exercise options have become limited. No running, roller blading, weights, rowing,etc. The one thing I can do is bicycle.
Never one to do things half way, I now have a top of theline road bike at home and another at the office. Iwill get on my bike in Brookhaven and turn around in Riverhead. Two years in a row I have ridden from Seattleto Portland… 206 miles in two days. Idid a 100 mile ride to Montauk last month. Forty and fifty mile rides are normal. What started out as a last resort exerciseoption has become an addiction. Why?
Yesterday, after a four hour ride to nowhere, I realized Ihad not thought about anything serious the entire time. Unlike the rest of the day, worrying about thingsI need to do, ...
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