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General Discussion / Re: Health Issue(s)
« on: February 12, 2010, 08:03:50 am »
Juice fasting has served me well. Continuing to juice mornings and having soups in afternoons is taking the burden of digesting off my system. Planning on blending some meals next. I am taking the shavings that come from the juicer and dehydrating them. Then I will powder them.

General Discussion / Re: Health Issue(s)
« on: February 10, 2010, 07:20:34 pm »
Thank you for your posts. (and care) I do have an appt. Soonest was end of March. But, being sensitive to everything (they may use) doesn't leave me (or them) many options. (I use to go into shock easily/I hope I do not do that anymore/Time will tell.) I do have western and alternative MD's. I go back and forth between the two just because I cant rely on one or the other 100% Everything is okay right now. Fasting has helped.  But, I have recently started introducing foods again. If I have upper right epigastric pain tomorrow...I will see my Dr. and he can get me in to see the specialist sooner.

Its too bad one needs to eat on a bike ride. :) If I didnt have to eat... I would be alright!
Or, if I could live on a liquid meal plan, that would work.

Got my first copy of the cycling magazine yesterday. I Like the idea of the Dutch Bike.
I am still learning all I can about biking. Just going to have to go into low gear for a while.
So, I may not be on for a while. Will let you know the outcome (if its not too terrible)

General Discussion / Health Issue(s)
« on: February 08, 2010, 01:47:35 pm »
 In trying to prepare for my "life with bike"

 I went on a macrobiotic diet recently to heal gut problems and ended up with a kidney stone from too many oxalic acid foods. After fasting on watermelon and apple juice for several days to pass the kidney stone...  a couple of days later another problem presented itself (possible intestinal obstruction?) So, back on liquid fasting again to keep me in the safety zone.

Anyway, I just wanted to update everyone on where I am at with my planned trip. Being able to eat has been a hurdle for a long time.

Having a goal to be able to bike long distance forces one to reach for the stars.
Even if I end up only reaching the tree tops... I will be happy.

General Discussion / Re: Your first long distance tour...
« on: February 08, 2010, 01:28:24 pm »
Well, Glenageary to Sandycove to "Terra" might just be as far as I can go. (enjoyed your posts)

See: "Health issue" in General Discussion Thank you.

Routes / Re: Northern Tier-ish
« on: February 08, 2010, 01:08:37 pm »
Thank you Rvklassen and Jimbo Details like that are important to me.

General Discussion / Re: Your first long distance tour...
« on: January 23, 2010, 10:58:17 am »
What does "terra incognito" mean? I looked it up and found out that incognito means "in disguise"

Routes / Re: Northern Tier-ish
« on: January 19, 2010, 11:09:48 am »
Wow, Jimbo... Just had a chance to peak at your website. There is a lot there to take in! I am a little bit overwhelmed at this point due to too many irons in the fire. I will get back to your website by and by. One problem I do have to over come is people concerned about being safe.

Routes / Re: Northern Tier-ish
« on: January 16, 2010, 06:50:54 pm »
Thank you. Just got my maps today. Studying trip and layout.

Routes / Re: Northern Tier-ish
« on: January 11, 2010, 01:19:22 pm »
Gary, Thank you. I did indeed bookmark that resource. Again, Thanks!

General Discussion / Biker vs World
« on: December 29, 2009, 10:42:40 am »
This might have already been covered before, or it maybe a dumb question, but, if you were in a vehicle as a passenger or you were the driver and you came upon a bicyclist that was having a difficult time. If you wanted to help them out. What is the best way to go about approaching someone in need? Sounds like the answer would be obvious...but, in today's never knows. How would you as a biker want to be approached? Thank you in advance.

Routes / Re: Northern Tier-ish
« on: December 29, 2009, 10:02:22 am »
Thank you!

Oh, how funny. Someone more excited then myself. (smile)

General Discussion / Your first long distance tour...
« on: December 28, 2009, 08:06:41 pm »
What was going through your mind upon commencing your very first long distance tour?
What was going through your mind as you finished, or were about to finish your first long distance tour?

Routes / Northern Tier-ish
« on: December 28, 2009, 06:11:46 pm »
Goal is to avoid high vehicle exhaust areas.

Northern Tier-ish -Late Spring/Early Summer

Bar Harbor
North Haverhill
Fort Erie (I am thinking this is going to be the busiest area?)
Lake Erie Connector

Then either:
Luther to Mackinaw City to Escanaba to Ashland Wis.
Luther to Luddington to Ferry to Manitowoc Wis.

Once in Wis. I should be able to connect these two destinations easily.
I still have to study the "Lake Erie connector" in detail as advised by a MIBIKER  (

Would these be the only maps that I would need?  11, 10, Lake Erie Connector, North Lake.

I have no idea how long this will take me, nor how long I will stay before I go back the same way I came.

General Discussion / Re: From Maine to Wisconsin
« on: December 28, 2009, 10:08:41 am »
7:45 A.M. Bike out of storage. Aired up tires.
8:00 A.M. Temp: approx. 30 degree's out. biked in circles for a bit.
12:45 P.M. One mile trial ride. Hills and mud inclusive.
Learning that winter biking is actually do-able.
Seeing as it is officially winter (past Dec. 21)
I have officially "winter biked"
That is pretty cool. All I can say is... I am really excited.
 I wont have to hang my bike back up ever again.

I use to think that living far away from family was unfortunate...
Now its becoming a reason to grow, learn, believe, and dream.
The odds are against me...but, what a vision and goal.

Winter biked a tiny bit, twice today.

Never dreamed I would ever have been able to bike again.
Hope I am able to continue biking till the end.

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