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because one of my bottles had fallen out and hit me on the head.</p>
because one of my bottles had fallen out and hit me on the head.</p>

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As a matter of fact, the '86 TOSRV was the last long ride I'd do in a very long time. I'd joined EDS and moved to Detroit in the winter of '86. I found riding difficult in Detroit, and I did the '86 TOSRV in less than awesome shape. I rode less and less in Detroit, and basically gave it up for a while, selling my Trek 620 touring bike to a friend (I kept the Cannondale).
As a matter of fact, the '86 TOSRV was the last long ride I'd do in a very long time. I'd joined EDS and moved to Detroit in February of '86. I found riding difficult in Detroit, and I did the '86 TOSRV in less than awesome shape. I rode less and less in Detroit, and basically gave it up for a while, selling my Trek 620 touring bike to a friend (I kept the Cannondale).

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EDS moved me to the Saturn construction site in Spring Hill, TN in late spring of '86, and I did start riding again once I got settled into this rural area. I met up with a fellow triathelete, and while I didn't do any triathalons, we did enter a time trail in which I truly sucked. The groovy "disc" attachments I'd put on the wheels for the race started rubbing the brakes around the turn-around point and I'd had to get off the bike to adjust them. I didn't even bother checking the standings at the end.
EDS moved me to the Saturn construction site in Spring Hill, TN in late spring of '86, and I did start riding again once I got settled into this rural area. I met up with a fellow triathelete, and while I didn't do any triathalons, we did enter a time trail in which I truly sucked. The groovy "disc" attachments I'd put on the rear wheel for the race started rubbing the brakes around the turn-around point and I'd had to get off the bike to adjust them. I didn't even bother checking the standings at the end.

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After about a year in TN, EDS sent me to Dallas for training. After the training period, I was reassigned to Dallas full-time. Again, my riding suffered. Dallas is one of the least cycling-friendly places you can imagine, and I let that get in the way of my favorite sport. I did ride occasionally, but I was also having back troubles. My back doctor recommended I avoid riding a racing-style bike, which put the final nail in my Dallas cycling coffin. I sold my Cannondale (I did buy a mountain bike, but never rode it much).
After about a year in TN, EDS sent me to Dallas for training. After the training period, I was reassigned to Dallas full-time. Again, my riding suffered. Dallas is one of the least cycling-friendly places you can imagine, and I let that get in the way of my favorite sport. I did ride occasionally (and especially on a training stand), but I was also having back troubles. My back doctor recommended I avoid riding a racing-style bike, which put the final nail in my Dallas cycling coffin. I sold my Cannondale (I did buy a mountain bike, but never rode it much past 1991 or so).

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I lived in Dallas for ten years, during which I met my lovely wife MB. She eventually talked me into moving to Denver, where the cycling story picks back up. The first thing I did was replace my old Trek 830 (I think) mountain bike with a full-suspension Cannondale SuperV. I rode this bike in the foothills and around town a bit, and when I started working downtown I used it to commute home from work.
I lived in Dallas for a total of ten years, during which I met my lovely wife MB. She eventually talked me into moving to Denver in the fall of 1997, where the cycling story picks back up. The first thing I did was replace my old Trek 830 (I think) mountain bike with a full-suspension Cannondale SuperV. I rode this bike in the foothills and around town a bit, and when I started working downtown I used it to commute home from work.

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Since those days, I've gotten more and more serious (and have collected more and more bikes). I've bicycle commuted to work, one way or another, for the past five years, and counting. I passed the 10,000-mile mark last year. I hope to continue into my old(er) age. I have standing rides every weekend through the "season" with my Denver cycling crew. We also do a couple of area rallies every year. I also return home to KY every spring to to a big rally with my KY crew. In the winter I do spinning sessions to stay in shape for cycling.
Since those days, I've gotten more and more serious (and have collected more and more bikes). I've bicycle commuted to work, one way or another, for the past five years, and counting. I passed the 10,000-mile mark of my new cycling career in 2004. I hope to continue into my old(er) age. I have standing rides every weekend through the "season" with my Denver cycling crew. We also do a couple of area rallies every year. I also return home to KY every spring to to a big rally with my KY crew. In the winter I do spinning sessions to stay in shape for cycling.

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