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  • Good piece from Sidetracked mag
  • MrSparkle
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    Riders Resilience

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Want to give us a bit of a clue on the subject matter? Looks like clickbait without.

    Beagleboy
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    I started reading it then stopped. Seems to be guy’s struggle with advanced bowel cancer, and his use of mountain biking as a mental crutch.

    I’m sure it’s uplifting and inspirational, but not what I need to be seeing right now. I’m with Scotroutes, a wee bit of a heads-up would have been nice.

    footflaps
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    Did he shoes cost more than £15?

    MrSparkle
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    Want to give us a bit of a clue on the subject matter? Looks like clickbait without.

    Fair point. It’s a story by a guy coping with bowel cancer and how he is using mountain biking in the Lakes to cope physically and mentally.

    Beagleboy
    Full Member

    My apologies as well, I was a bit sharp there.

    I’m not in the greatest of places at the moment. I’ve been through my own fight with bowel cancer these last two years. A successful fight I’m happy to report. However, with my latest scan giving me the all clear came the warning that something doesn’t look right with my lungs. According to my oncologist, I could have long covid (I’ve had 5 boosters, LFT’ed regularly and never knowingly had covid), or the chemotherapy drugs may have caused my lungs to develop pulmonary fibrosis. A terminal disease that I watched slowly consume my dad.

    I’ve been referred to the respiratory disease specialists and I’m currently waiting on an appointment. I thought I was done with it all, and now I feel like I’m right back at the start again with all the worry and uncertainty.

    Nothing like the same league as that chap in the Lakes, I wish him well and have the utmost respect, just my optimism is wearing a bit thin and I don’t think my head can deal with his story at the moment.

    Sorry

    C. xx

    MrSparkle
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    No need to apologise. I totally understand.

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    We have a piece from Nils in the next mag, out any day now. Bikepacking with a stoma – something he hadn’t tried before. Hopefully it hits the right side of uplifting for those that read it.

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