A couple years ago I was working on a project for a small nonprofit, and the day before I was due to start, a friend and I were out on a ride.
We were riding through some wooded hills with no one on board, and he spotted me sitting in the saddle.
I was about to drop out of the saddle and fall to the ground, but he had already noticed that I was in great shape.
He gave me a pat on the shoulder and said, “I can tell you’re riding well.”
It was a little nerve-racking to say this, but I wasn’t sure if I could trust him.
We ended up riding the next day with him in the back seat, where he’d given me the helmet.
He knew this was an issue and asked me how I was doing.
I told him that I had been riding for about two years, but my condition had changed dramatically.
“Well,” he said, holding up a paper tape that said, INJURY PROBLEMS: Bicycles Are for Dummies.
“It’s been six years since you had a serious injury.”
After he had talked with me about it, he started doing bike workouts with me.
He had a little notebook and pencil and was writing down my workouts, which I used to write down my daily rides.
Every day he would go out to the hills with me, and we would ride together, or at least ride as a group.
After about two weeks, I was riding better.
The next few months, he was working with me on bike maintenance.
After I had the bike repaired, he said I should be doing some more bike workouts.
He suggested that I do two sets of three miles, with two to three miles in between, with the rest of the time being spent working on my back and hip.
I did just that.
I began to feel better, and by the third workout I was ready to ride again.
My first trip to the gym was the biggest workout of my life.
It was the first time I had ridden my bike for more than two hours, and I didn’t know how I’d feel.
It felt amazing.
I’m pretty sure I felt great.
The ride to the local gym was a great opportunity to learn about the different types of exercises.
One of the workouts I had planned was a series of high-rep, light weights that would put my muscles to the test, and it would feel good to me.
I also planned on doing two sets at 70% of my previous best.
After a few weeks of doing these exercises, I started feeling better, so I started doing more of them.
As I continued to progress, I noticed I was losing some weight and muscle.
My waist was getting bigger and my hip was getting smaller.
I thought it might be a sign that my back was getting too tight.
After another week of workouts, I realized I was getting tired of doing those heavy weights.
It’s possible that I wasn