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Old 04-03-2009, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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rode my bike today! instead....


well i rode my road bike 22 miles today- when i would normally start my drinking process. awesome experience. Getting back into that- I am not 100% sober yet but its very close (for those of you who dont know alcohol and prescribed benzos....) - well thats like half pregnant. anyway i am on the right track and it feels great.!!!! Going to do this. need to set a date i know.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good for you!!! There's nothing quite like a natural high.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Glad you didn't use! In the NA, I was told "If you're not done, you're not done." I spent from November '08 (when I went to my first meeting) until February '09 not being 100% sober. I know that deal. I'd smoke crack when it was offered to me for free, sneak in a crack binge when I figured no one was looking, or I'd drink or smoke pot. I'd substitute like crazy, and call myself clean to the others in the meetings. It took a lot, but I hadn't reached my point yet. I wasn't ready. I GOT ready in the beginning of February. I think you've taken a great step today and I really hope you continue on the path to true sobriety! It does feel great. Even on my bad days, I remember that I am clean and it can't rain all the time. LOL
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey dedubya! Glad you are feeling well!

Mind me asking? you mean you are on prescribed benzos AND moderated drinking or just benzos?
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That sounds like a fantastic bike ride!

Just be careful, because this disease is relentless.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey dedubya! Glad you are feeling well!

Mind me asking? you mean you are on prescribed benzos AND moderated drinking or just benzos?
no prob dude- I am on prescribed benzos (2 klonopin per day) and my drinking i have decided to quit. I really need to quit both- the bike gave me a feeling i havent felt in a long time. used to race 5 yrs ago (mid to back of the pack-not lance) and got sucked into a hole after a broken leg and vikes percs etc (bad bad bad)- maybe some of us know about that. Man what a day. glad to feel somewhat like i should feel.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That sounds like a fantastic bike ride!

Just be careful, because this disease is relentless.
Hey Anna-
I have really respected your opinions on here since I started SR- and I know its slippery. I need to start building and I know about relentless- I am relentless in everything i do- including the bad crap, but also the good- time to take over the bad crap.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What I wouldn't give to be able to ride a bike again!
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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dubs!

Good to see you and glad you're making progress!

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Old 04-03-2009, 05:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hey Leinina-
trying to hang. the bike ride was a turning point, I really was in a funk this morning and thought i would take a drink to get the edge off (which sucks), then i went for my helmet (which I like to use-- its pretty cool if you can believe that) and the clasp was broken, and came close to saying screw it, then i thought, no, screw this, i am riding and the beer is not going to happen.. Hope you are doing good. I feel really good about this one. Will keep the peeps posted. Wow.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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dubs,

Good call on the bike ride vs the beer. I'm doing well, thanks for asking. Hoping to get out to a movie this evening then tomorrow it's back to the painting. I don't know if this place will ever be finished. And now the sink is seriously leaking and needs a plumber.

Ah, good times!

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Old 04-03-2009, 05:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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painting? extremely cool. that is nice. have a good weekend.
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hey dedubya

glad to hear you are riding... weather stunk today, rode 17 yesterday. I like to go 20-30 on the weekends, sometimes more. Nothing beats the endorphin rush that comes with a good ride... I live around hills and I like a good climb. Weather has been off and on.

I got out of shape at rehab, late in my active disease, getting it back now. I never raced, but rode often with some cat 3s... just their training rides, which were vigorous ...

What kind of ride do you have? Also, whatever happened to Bike4Life??

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Old 04-04-2009, 06:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey Cubile-
Havent heard from Bike4 lately. My bicycle is a Pinarello Prince SL, the terrain around here is rolling hills with a few decent climbs - but close by are many nice climbs - just not my regular ride.
catch you later-
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:55 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Sweet bike... I ride a Klein Quantum... I'm 6'2" and I like the stiff frame.

Hope you ride again soon!

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Old 04-10-2009, 07:34 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Okay, I'll try to come back more often. It's great being on a bicycle. Been training with the ConocoPhillips Bike Club and we'll be going on the MS150 from Houston to Austin next weekend. And I'm somewhat hestant because I wanna pack my booze in my suitcase for the shipment to my overnight rest stop. Otherwise, this won't be a good restless night and I'd still have to ride another 70 miles the next day.
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