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Most people lay low after a medical procedure but today in Blackfoot, was a different story.

Bob Quick had two stents put in at Bingham Memorial Hospital yesterday, and today he's biking to Ogden, Utah.

In the last thirteen years quick has died twice, had two heart attacks, 23 heart procedures, and eighteen stents.

But Bob isn't doing the ride alone; he's going with his doctor who resuscitated him 13 years ago.

"My analogy is chronic disease is like a bus, you can ride along with it and have it take its course, it can run you over and that'd be the end, or you can drive the bus, take control, and make something of it,” shares Jack Lassetter, an Interventional Cardiologist. “And Bob is the best bus driver I know."

Bob's been riding his bike across America staying at fire stations, thanking emergency personnel for their work, and saving his life.

"When you see our guys in blue, reach out and tell them thank you,” says Bob Quick. “Reach your hand out, and tell them thank you. When you see our fire departments, tell them thank you. Give people a hug, make their day, because that is all it takes, is you just to reach out, and say thank you, and a hug, and they smile."

Next year, Bob and his doctor Jack are headed to France to ride the full route of the Tour de France race.

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