Will I ever ride again?!

I’m posting this in the discussion category as a test to see if we can have “forum” like conversations.

I was in Kansas for 12 days with another two days of travel then came home and had one nice bike ride then proceeded to get sick. As long as I’ve been riding, running and just exercising in general (Dec of 1979 to be exact) l still freak out when I have these down times. I worry “will I ever get back out” “how slow will I be” “f@#k it I’ll just sit here and read” you get the picture.

So, that’s where my head is right now in that worried space of “I’ll never ride again”….



photo taken at Pfeiffer Beach Big Sur last week…we drove there for sunset.

Janet here of Jack and Janet in Seaside, CA. We just love to ride our bikes and share and read stories from other such afflicted souls.

8 response to "Will I ever ride again?!"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: January 21, 2018

    Hi Janet,

    I suggested to Scott that it might be useful to install a WP module designed specifically to support threaded discussion forums. Not sure if others feel the same, or if such functionality is easily added to this installation. Just a thought.

    • By: Scooter Posted: January 21, 2018

      We’ll add it to the research list Bill, although I don’t know if it would look much different than this. I also want to explore better functionality for captioning photos – there is something built in, but it’s pretty minimal. Also, I wonder about rating/like functionality.

      • By: Scooter Posted: January 21, 2018

        WP is WordPress. In the upper left you’ll see an encircled logo, which is the WordPress logo. WordPress is an application that is used to create personal or business applications, and it’s the framework we built Cycle365 on. Basically, we’re customizing a standard template, picking and choosing which functionality and style to use. It’s really quite nice, because you don’t really need to be a geek like Bill – you pretty much just have to be able to follow a user manual and use your imagination.

        The WordPress framework has some standard features – how to register users, how to create and update posts, and so on. There’s a lot of information about this on the net, but at some point I’ll write up something like a users manual specific to this site to help people get started. I’ve held off for now partly to see if there was even any real interest in using it (looks like there will be, from the evidence so far) and partly I wanted to wait until the dust settles so I know what’s worth writing about.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: January 21, 2018

    If it is any consolation, Janet, I am right there with you. I was off the bike from 21 Dec to 12 Jan. I had similar thoughts to you, e.g. “I’m losing all my fitness!, I’m falling behind on my miles!”. But I was the sickest I’ve been in my adult life, and for two weeks, just getting out of bed to take a shower exhausted me. There is a real risk of coming down with chronic fatigue syndrome if you push too hard after being exposed to a virus. Really, I am just grateful to be on the mend after only a month, as many people miss up to 3 months of work with this virus. So I suggest: readjust your goals, start slow and know that the crew and I are doing the same!

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: January 21, 2018

      Emily ~ I really hope you are feeling better soon. That sounds very dangerous!! I’m sure my little flu is nothing compared to your ordeal. I really loved reading the titles of the “boys” Commander and Mental Health Specialists…..I’m sure he’s a great one! Speaking of I’ve been working on the Support Line this weekend and I have had several very difficult calls….I’m glad I don’t do this work full time…..I’m going to go get some fresh air and do some self care. Better soon – we’ll both be back on our bikes soon.

  3. By: Bikerdockeith Posted: January 21, 2018

    Hi Janet,

    Wooo, that’s like you are reading my mind. Not that you would learn much, mind you. I am trying even as I write this to get into a position such that my back quits spasm-ing. Age sucks, but having faced th alternative, I think I’ll try to live with it. AS you can see, the boredom and pain has affected me. Please excuse the bad puns. Its Sunday and I won’t be able to get to the doc until tomorrow for some of the really good drugs.



    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: January 21, 2018

      Thanks Keith……..reading my mind would be tuff too! As my 91 yr old Mom say’s “being old isn’t for the faint of heart” we just have to keep on getting on.

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