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groovy2
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Hi ALL --

I am going to try this again --
Please dont move to different form
for a few days--

Last Tuesday March 10th I did the FOOL Moon Bicycle ride here in Austin-

This was the Hardest ride I have Ever Done --Seriously --

About 400 riders showed up -
The sky was Very Cloudy -
Could not see the moon at all-- Dark--

After a mile or 2 of Fun riding the
Leader took us up a HUGE HILL --

4 riders Snapped there chains on
there bikes on this hill --

One of the Snapped chains was on my
Room mates bike --OucH --

So I stopped to help him and went
from the front of the pack to Dead Last ---

By the time we figured there was nothing
I could do to help-

I took off to Find the Pack --
No Luck -- OucH --

ALL the bikes had those little blinky lights--
I could not see Even One --

So after riding about 4 Hilly miles in the
Wrong directions

I Finally Found at the Half Way Rest Stop ---AAAhhhh -----

I thought ALL was Good now --I was Wrong --

Once we left the rest stop we Instantly went
UP and Down 4 More HUGE hills --

The last Down Hill was Straight Down --
--Seriously --

In One mile we dropped the hight of
a 50 story building--

Was buy far the Fastest I have Ever gone
on a Bicycle --65 or so -

It was Scary and Dark --

Bikes had Smoke coming from there Brakes--
Lots of it --

Finally I got going so Fast that there
was No Way my breaks would stop me
or Even Slow me down -

I just Let Go of the breaks and
Just Went For It -

--WOW--

I saw 10 bike chains break and
about 12 tires Blow out
during the ride --

about 75 riders completed the ride --
There was a Keg for those that made it
to the end --

I drank the 3rd beer that I have
had in 5 years -

I figure I rode about 35 to 40 miles
that night --I got home about 4 AM -

30 minutes later the Temperature dropped 30 degrees in 15 minutes
71 to 40 -- as a storm blew threw --

Lucky we made it home when we did --

Its perty much rained for the
next few days--

the day after the ride I
mostly laid in bed All day -

The ride was 5 days ago and I am
Still Pooped Out --

Today I walked about 3 miles and it
was hard to do--

Im that tired --- OucH ---
I did not get Sore at All --YEA --
Just Pooped out--

So WHY am I telling you about this ride????

20 years ago I got bit by a tick and got
both Lyme and Babs-

I was about as Sick as a person can be
and still be Alive--

Now after 4 Long Years of treatment
I Feel Great --

Treatment was Painful- Long
and Looking to be Endless --

Now am able to Finish this ride
that 300 other people could not make --

Most were half my age also --

If I CAN GET WELL Again---

---- SO CAN YOU --Jay--

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Congrats, and thank you!! This was exactly what I needed to hear!
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THANKS for the inspiration Jay!
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Jay,

Loved this story....sounds like so much fun!

I can't wait until I'm up and out, enjoying sports again. I know it will happen.

Thank you for sharing, and glad you are still doing well! [Smile]

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Yea for you!!! What a wonderful accomplishment!

What does "FOOL Moon" mean, btw? Just curious...

My sister lives in Austin. I went to visit her once about 15 years ago. It was just about the coolest city I have ever been to. Lots of outdoor stuff to do and tons of friendly dogs. [Cool]

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COOL, Jay!!

LL Cool Jay??? [Big Grin]

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Jay, my heart smiles for you! [Wink]
I'm a long timer too, my tick bite was in 1987 and I can't/won't do math at my age, so that was what, 21 years ago? I beat ya! neener and all that.
I do love me some full moon.

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jay, copy your post to SUCCESS STORIES IN SUPPORT ok; thanks for sharing my friend. [Smile] xox
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Groovy--

I just got off the phone with one of my friends, Rick Del Castillo, who, as you know, is one of the guitar virtuosos in the Austin band, Del Castillo. I told him about you and others in the Texas area who have battled lyme. He and the entire band have been really supportive of my fight to get well. I hung up the phone with him only fifteen minutes ago and now I'm reading your wonderful post...

I could not be happier for you.....I know it must feel wonderful to be free......

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Way to go Jay. It takes work. It certainly doesn't get handed to any of us.

I too am accomplishing something at the YMCA. It's certainly not your story of great heavy duty bike riding but it's improvment and reason for hope.

I BELIEVE!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing this encouraging story.

Pam

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quote:
Originally posted by Leelee:


What does "FOOL Moon" mean, btw? Just curious...

Still wondering! [Cool]

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I think he means "full moon"! [Smile]
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Hi All

The FooL moon ride is just a joke-
but almost true for the last ride


Bugg--I have seen Del Castillo many times
they are Great --

Today me and my room mate rode to the Capitol-where they read some kind of Lyme
something on the Floor--


They had Mary the Speed Mumbler read
the document --I could not understand
a single word she said--

Was a TOTAL Hatchet Job --

The next speaker I could understand
every word she said--

It was sad because many Lymies showed up
thinking this speech would mean something--
Sad Day--

We shot about 8 interviews with some
of the Lymies that attended --

I will edit together and post a link
to it--

Thanks for All of the Good wishes-Jay--

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just when I was was feeling REALLY down Jay...you lifted me up...a little. I want to get back on my mountain bike and ride like I had done for years. I don't think I rode maybe once or twice last year, that's it......maybe this year if my heart doesn't explode first.
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Jay, please PM me. Your mailbox has been full. If you havea an alternate way of being reached that you are comfortable letting me have, that would be great.
Dave

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Dave -

I sent you a PM --- Jay --

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