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Riding Bike and Meeting People – Having Fun!

I have been having a blast after getting my bike fixed. It is not quite right as the 7th gear does not work yet but really – I don’t go that fast. Today’s workout included bag work, ladder climbs and a short bike ride on the street. You see it rained today and I don’t like getting me or my bike wet.

I still have to be careful about injuring my knees but I find if I start slow for the first 20 minutes – soon I can take a harder workout. It sucks getting old but wisdom is highly coveted as one get older. At least I hope I am not one to hit his head against a wall, but rather have the wisdom to walk around the wall.

As far as weight loss – I have lost 10 pounds in the first month – 40 more to go in the next five months before I reach my mini-goal. Who knows – I may find that I am happy with the mini goal and just work on building some muscle at that point. The thing is I don’t want to be skinny – after all in case of a zombie apocalypse – I may need some fat stores. :)

I met a fellow mountain biker today – Ken. Had a nice chat and found it was fun to have someone to talk to while riding the bike. Ken if you are reading this and want to connect – email me at john.zimmer@leananmean.com.

That’s all for this week. I’m ignoring politics – still wading through all of the propositions this year – trying to keep the man from borrowing money on my behalf!

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7 comments to Riding Bike and Meeting People – Having Fun!

  • way to go John!I never tried riding off the road. I am afraid my balance ain’t good enough and the damn bike will buck me off!
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  • John W. Zimmer

    Hey Bill!

    Yeah the off the road riding is a bit more challenging but when I was a kid – it would have been fun. Heck it is still fun but I have to go slow sometimes. I keep forgetting my camera.

    Recently bought a pump and spare inner tube I keep with me as well as an off-brand camel pack (water with a straw like tube).

    I just need to get a first aid kit and I should be ready – after my legs can handle longer rides. :)

    So far the bike as been good – I just threaten it (the bike)with the scrap heap. :)

  • One step at a time. Don’t give up!!!
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  • I went on an hour ride yesterday on good ole’ Desperado! The pedals and sprockets make cranky noises as I motor along! Now I’ll be thinking of you when that happens :-)

    Running today; ain’t it great how each exercise has it’s own special aches and pains, lol!
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  • John W. Zimmer

    Hey Jody! Still having fun. I bent a link in my chain climbing a hill and had the take the bike back to the shop. Got a new chain and all of the gears work again! I’m finding some nice trails in Sycamore Canyon.http://www.mountainbikebill.com/sycamorecanyon.htm

    Hey Dr. J! My bike pedals are now new… with the new chain… I’m good for another few months I hope. I took a loop around the canyon basin today and then tried a climb. I ended up coming out 10 miles away from where I started – on the East side of Santee.

    Well as they say exercise is exercise. Hope ole’ Desperado holds up for you. Sounds like it has been with your for a while!

  • I just stepped over here for the first time. Love your blog, it looks like you are moving in the right direction and watch out for those zombies!

  • John W. Zimmer

    Hi Sian!

    Yep the zombies can be problematic but they are slow :)

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