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« on: July 13, 2009, 06:35 PM »

Bambi and I went to the new Gold's Gym in our area. It's further away than our normal one, but it's supposed to be very nice: lap pool, treadmill/bicycle media room with continuous movie playing (today was Days Of Thunder).

They also had a basketball court with 6 hoops around the perimeter, but the main 2 hoops were on a 3/4 size full court setup. I had done some bicycle warm ups so went in to see how much I'd lost in 4 years. Then these guys come up and say they need 1 more to play full court. The big guy asks if I can play and I tell him yeah. He says, "Good, you guard the kid." He points to the one teenager on the court. Everyone else is in their 30s and 40s.

I actually scored the first basket and survived. We lost 11-9 and my teen opponent outscored me 2-1. But I wasn't the worst on the court although far from the best. My goal was to walk out under my own power after the game.

After the shower, Bambi was waiting at the front and asked, "What happened? You look like crap." My skin was still very red and I was going through my oxygen debt recovery time. I'm nursing a tight calf, but smiling inwardly that I got a few nods and handshakes when I left.

I was never really good at the game, but always enjoyed the teamwork aspect of it. Think I'll go fly a kite and stand in one spot and have a long sleep tonight. Maybe some Motrin™ too.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 06:51 PM »

"What happened? You look like crap." My skin was still very red and I was going through my oxygen debt recovery time. I'm nursing a tight calf, but smiling inwardly that I got ...

... 12 gallons of Weed-B-Gon sprayed on landscape beds and grass. Your method body abuse would have been a lot more gratifying and fun.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 06:09 AM »

John, I think it's amazing that you can still dunk.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 06:26 AM »

Good for you John.  Always fun to make the younger guys (grudgingly) give you some respect  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 07:22 AM »

John, I think it's amazing that you can still dunk.

Sorry, but I don't think he can still dunk.  I am not quite old yet...but that is one of the first things in the basketball toolbox that leaves never to return.

Just great that you got back out on the court.  Farther than I've gotten in years.

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 09:44 AM »

Good for you John.  Always fun to make the younger guys (grudgingly) give you some respect  Cool

Don't disrespect the family...  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 12:39 PM »

Think I'll go fly a kite and stand in one spot and have a long sleep tonight. Maybe some Motrin™ too.  Roll Eyes

I've said it before John,

Ain't getting old a bitch
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009, 02:28 PM »

John, I think it's amazing that you can still dunk.

Sorry, but I don't think he can still dunk.  I am not quite old yet...but that is one of the first things in the basketball toolbox that leaves never to return.

Just great that you got back out on the court.  Farther than I've gotten in years.

obi

No, he still has amazing vertical.  Ya sure, he can't do a Jordanesq launch from the free throw line, but the old man still has mad hops.

Have you ever seen his hands? When he's palming a basketball it looks as if he's holding a tennis ball.

I doubt he dunked in his last game for fear of shattering the backboard.  Those things are pricey.
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009, 05:10 PM »

I almost went to Dunkin' Donuts Today.

Does that count?

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2009, 05:15 PM »

In my prime, I was able to touch about 1" up the net. Yes, both feet were off the ground at the same time. For a 5'9" overweight Italian, my strengths were/are passing, finding the open man and setting a pretty solid pick.

Thanks for the kind words JW. You brought a smile to my face.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2009, 04:25 AM »

Atta way go, John!

I was never tall enough for basketball but I love cycling and have been riding for about 35 years. I decided that I needed to get back on the bike after being off of it for about 10 years due to various heart/pacemaker issues and frustration with hills. I decided that I needed to do something so I've got around 120 miles in this year since May.

I have a 10 mile route that has about 5 hills around 1/4 mile each (or more) and lots of smaller hills that require sprinting. I ride a 52/47 crank set and 13/24 cluster so there's no granny gears. My average speed is 12.7 mph in about 52 minutes and I can't seem to improve on it.

It is what it is. It's just important that the exercise is done.
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2009, 08:34 AM »

so, come friday john should i be shouting out "HUSTLE UP" & "MOVE THOSE FEET"?  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2009, 09:13 PM »

Heard John is going to be on ESPN tonight.
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