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post #1 of 26 Old Jun 8th, 2014, 9:25 pm Thread Starter
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Back in the Saddle Again!!!!

I was cleared Friday to start short trips on the bikes again but no long trips until the end of the month. Of course I was at PT and in the 330ci and headed to Chattanooga for the CCR final scouting trip. So I had to wait until Sunday to get my first ride in since February. All I can say is WoW!! It sure felt good.
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post #2 of 26 Old Jun 8th, 2014, 9:30 pm
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Great news, John. That smile ain't gonna wear off soon, I betcha!! Glad you're back on the horse. Jean musta kept you honest!!!
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Excellent John - glad to see you on the saddle once again!!

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Good for you, John. I think pic #2 says it all.

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Good for you, John. I think pic #2 says it all.
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Nice! great to hear it.

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Excellant and welcome back to the saddle again!!
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I thought I felt some kind of cosmic shift while I was riding Sunday. Might have also been the braunschweiger and cheddar for lunch in WI, but great news, John.

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Great news John

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Glad to hear your surgery and rehab was a success. I'm sure getting back on the bike is an event worth celebrating.
I've been grounded myself since Janet fell and destroyed her prosthetic hip a month ago. After a 3 hour surgery she it's all been repaired. In the mean time I've been a full time nurse, and chief cook and bottle washer this past month. She's improving steadily and I'm hoping to get "my first ride" next week!

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Great news, John. That bike is way too clean. needs a little dirt & bug guts.

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Congrats, welcome back to the saddle!

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Glad to hear your healed enough to ride again.

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OK, everybody sing along.......... "He's back in the saddle again"

That has to be A LOT better than that first spring ride we all get every year.


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As said above, pic number 2 says it all.
John, glad to see that awesome smile.
Enjoy the riding.

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Thanks All. It is really great to be where I am today. The back and core of muscles around it feel good and strong. I can walk long distances once again (that was almost more important than the bike riding). It is amazing how much you miss simple tasks when you can no long perform them, and how quickly they can come back following surgery. Now if the weather would just cooperate...

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OK, everybody sing along.......... "He's back in the saddle again"

That has to be A LOT better than that first spring ride we all get every year.
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Hi John, It is good hearing your healing up enough to start riding.

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Congrats on getting back in the saddle. I'm currently down and out for probably 6 more months. Take a few extra rides for me
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Thanks All. It is really great to be where I am today. The back and core of muscles around it feel good and strong. I can walk long distances once again (that was almost more important than the bike riding). It is amazing how much you miss simple tasks when you can no long perform them, and how quickly they can come back following surgery. Now if the weather would just cooperate...
well John, we're all glad you're back in full force. Good work!

now-just keep sending your storms here; we'll send them north and east. you'll be through them in the next month or so

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FANTASTIC!

See you in Chattanooga!

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That's Grrrrrrreat !!!!
That middle picture looks like a selfie tells the whole story.
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I am glad to here you are back on two wheels John

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FANTASTIC!

See you in Chattanooga!
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