bob1623 replied on 2017-08-16 01:59:55

Here's a picture

of last year's riders and SAG crew. The riders are the ones with helmets, although a few do not have their helmets on. This picture was taken about 4 miles into the ride on Day 1. We have stopped here every year for a group picture.

This is a great group.

Here's a picture

of last year's riders and SAG crew. The riders are the ones with helmets, although a few do not have their helmets on. This picture was taken about 4 miles into the ride on Day 1. We have stopped here every year for a group picture.

This is a great group.

  • @bob1623 this is awesome! How nice it is that you all get together for this. A nice photo to add to the memories.

    • @Andia Yes it is. And I will have another one tomorrow.

      • @bob1623 have a great ride! Looking forward to hearing about it.

        • @Andia Thanks. We had an orientation meeting tonight to meet everyone, old and new riders and the SAG crew. It was great to see everyone again and meet some new people.

          Everyone is super excited about getting on the road.

          I'll post some details when I return.

          @Andia Thanks. We had an orientation meeting tonight to meet everyone, old and new riders and the SAG crew. It was great to see everyone again and meet some new people.

          Everyone is super excited about getting on the road.

          I'll post some d ...Read More

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bob1623 replied on 2017-08-15 19:30:40
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2017-08-15 12:17:35 4 cheers

Gained more, it was the beer, hormones, or it could be that I worked out last night so am retaining water as my muscles heal the tears. Not concerned at this point. As I continue to work out I may see more weight gain then I will suddenly start losing, this is typical for me.

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  • @Andia It's the beer. I have found this delicious beverage causes a lot more weight gain than you would think. Plus, if you are drinking craft beers, there are more calories.

    Still, enjoy! Remember what Ben Franklin said, "Beer is proof the God loves us." (I think it was Franklin that said that)

    @Andia It's the beer. I have found this delicious beverage causes a lot more weight gain than you would think. Plus, if you are drinking craft beers, there are more calories.

    Still, enjoy! Remember what Ben Franklin said, "Beer is proof th ...Read More

    • @bob1623 lol I know you are right though I don't want you to be. It's a high calorie expensive son-of-a-gun that I indulge in every great once in awhile. The bottles aren't as big as what this link displays. This was the first time I ever had a beer I truly liked. Prior to this I had been only exposed to "light" off the gas station store shelf kind. I haven't had a beer in 3 months and had a craving for the taste. Not a big drinker so this one tips me sideways a tad when I indulge. https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/259/1708/

      @bob1623 lol I know you are right though I don't want you to be. It's a high calorie expensive son-of-a-gun that I indulge in every great once in awhile. The bottles aren't as big as what this link displays. This was the first time I ever  ...Read More

      St. Bernardus Abt 12 | Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
      St. Bernardus Abt 12 is a Quadrupel (Quad) style beer brewed by Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV in Watou, Belgium. 98 out of 100 with 9536 ratings, reviews and opinions.
      • @Andia That looks like the kind of beer one could come to really enjoy, especially with the 10% ABV.

        It reminds me of a time, years ago when two colleagues and myself went bar hopping in Brugge Belgium. We started with a Duvel and went from there, only drinking triples. (I also have pictures) Needless to say we were not much use at work the next day.

        Enjoy that beer!!

        @Andia That looks like the kind of beer one could come to really enjoy, especially with the 10% ABV.

        It reminds me of a time, years ago when two colleagues and myself went bar hopping in Brugge Belgium. We started with a Duvel and went fr ...Read More

Here's a picture

of last year's riders and SAG crew. The riders are the ones with helmets, although a few do not have their helmets on. This picture was taken about 4 miles into the ride on Day 1. We have stopped here every year for a group picture.

This is a great group.

Here's a picture

of last year's riders and SAG crew. The riders are the ones with helmets, although a few do not have their helmets on. This picture was taken about 4 miles into the ride on Day 1. We have stopped here every year for a group picture.

This is a great group.

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bob1623 replied on 2017-08-15 12:38:41

Just about set

For this epic 5 days of riding. I reached my fundraising goal yesterday, so that is a big relief. A bunch of friends came through with some nice donations. I am so grateful to have these generous people in my life.

I just found out another exciting thing about the ride too. We will have a young first time rider participating this year. He is the son of the bike shop owner which helps sponsor the ride. The big thing is that he is 11 years old. He's a great kid and his family has been involved with the ride since he was a very young. He traveled with the riders every year I have been involved.

He also needs someone to ride with him. After all he is 11. So me and a friend have volunteered to be his guardians on the ride. And I am excited to ride with this kid. He already is a strong rider. Last year, he road a few segments of the ride, one particularly hilly part and he was right behind me the whole way. And he was on a BMX bike wearing flip flops.

So this will be cool. And a great experience.

Just about set

For this epic 5 days of riding. I reached my fundraising goal yesterday, so that is a big relief. A bunch of friends came through with some nice donations. I am so grateful to have these generous people in my life.

I just f ...Read More

  • @bob1623 Great! I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

    • @spatz I'll post a recap when I get back. Stay tuned.

bob1623 replied on 2017-08-15 12:35:31

July - ADK Metric Century

I realized I never had an "official" event for July. What with the surgery recovery at the beginning of July and vacation a few weeks later, I never was able to register for any races or rides.

But during vacation, a friend came to visit and we went on a nice long ride. I call it the Adirondack Metric Century. We just followed route 28 to Blue Mountain Lake. It is about 25 miles from where we are staying. There is an epic hill there, about 1.2 mile long where the grade waffles between 8 and 12%. We traveled a bit farther so with the ride back we would be over 100 Km (62 miles).

I will use this as my July event. It is a once in awhile activity, just like any other event I might take part in.

July - ADK Metric Century

I realized I never had an "official" event for July. What with the surgery recovery at the beginning of July and vacation a few weeks later, I never was able to register for any races or rides.

But during vacation, ...Read More

  • @bob1623 that had to be a hard, but beautiful ride.

    • @Andia I would say it was hard, but parts were challenging. This map makes it look like we rode through a forest, but we were on some decently paved roads. And we both have nice road bikes, which makes the riding much easier. But we did run into some nice steep hills.

      The scenery was beautiful as you mentioned. Looking out from the road over the lakes never gets old. I could ride this route every day.

      @Andia I would say it was hard, but parts were challenging. This map makes it look like we rode through a forest, but we were on some decently paved roads. And we both have nice road bikes, which makes the riding much easier. But we did ru ...Read More

Just about set

For this epic 5 days of riding. I reached my fundraising goal yesterday, so that is a big relief. A bunch of friends came through with some nice donations. I am so grateful to have these generous people in my life.

I just found out another exciting thing about the ride too. We will have a young first time rider participating this year. He is the son of the bike shop owner which helps sponsor the ride. The big thing is that he is 11 years old. He's a great kid and his family has been involved with the ride since he was a very young. He traveled with the riders every year I have been involved.

He also needs someone to ride with him. After all he is 11. So me and a friend have volunteered to be his guardians on the ride. And I am excited to ride with this kid. He already is a strong rider. Last year, he road a few segments of the ride, one particularly hilly part and he was right behind me the whole way. And he was on a BMX bike wearing flip flops.

So this will be cool. And a great experience.

Just about set

For this epic 5 days of riding. I reached my fundraising goal yesterday, so that is a big relief. A bunch of friends came through with some nice donations. I am so grateful to have these generous people in my life.

I just f ...Read More

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bob1623 cheered 2017-08-13 19:24:59
In my opinion Yeah! Worth it
It made me feel: playful
In my opinion Yeah! Worth it
It made me feel: playful
It took me
5 months

How I did it:

I heared that my boyfriend was planning a trip there with his friends. I ask if I could join. They sayed yes. I paid for a lot of things, my grandma gave me money and I borrowed some more once there to friends because I had no money left when all the bookings where done. I finally went (and I managed to pay back everybody two months after).

Lessons & Tips:

1. Do your things, help will come from unexpected place. 2. I can do extraordinary things even though I think I can't. 3. I don't need whats app and messenger and all those notifications stuffs. 4. It takes work to stay with my partner but it's worth it. When reconnected, we're awesome. 5. When I take risks and make it work, I feel alive and so strong and peaceful. 6. I love being no one, no where. 

How I did it:

I heared that my boyfriend was planning a trip there with his friends. I ask if I could join. They sayed yes. I paid for a lot of things, my grandma gave me money and I borrowed some more once there to friends because I had no ...Read More

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