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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

i would do it

i use to be an avid bicyclist
riding it for long rides especially on weekends
that is
until i moved to austin

i just didnt feel safe riding there
with all those cars zooming past you
it would just take one of them
to be texting or something
to wander over and take you out

i decided i didnt want to leave this world
that way

when we moved to the country n
i started reactivating my bicycling
it was those big ole trucks that zoomed by
that made me nervous

i even
walked a mile with my bike to the country roads
then would ride on them
pot holes
eventually i decided it was time to hang my
bike up for good
so i did

i never looked back

i switched to more slower modes of exercise
working on the property here at the country n
we even have a sort of nature walk around
our property that is a mile long
you never know what youll see
then i added working and gardening to my regimen
working at habitat for humanity
sort of added like
step classes up and down ladders
weight class lifting boards and rocks
when it was all added up
i still was getting a good work out every day
not quite as strenuous as bike riding

so last night as i was watching the news
i heard
you can ride your bike at cota for a few bucks every
tuesday night for the next 10 weeks

i go so excited
i remembered you dont have no bike

maybe i could get me an old school bike
like the one pee wee herman rode in his movies
the one that was in the basement at the alamo
in that movie

whats cota
its the circuit of the americas racetrack in austin
where they race f1 cars each fall
whats f1
outside the us its the most popular car racing in the world

the cota event here brings in thousands of visitors each fall
millions of dollars to austin

to get to ride a bike on there would be exciting
zoom down those straight aways
lean far far over to make those sharp pin curves
put the pedal to the pedal on the next straight away

if i had a bike
i might just consider
making that drive
having a thrill not available anywhere else in america

anyone got a bike for sale

the organicgreen doctor

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