Last September, I decided that this forum wasn't helping any more, besides it was starting to go a direction I didn't like. I moved on, been bouncing around some other forums, and was wondering, is it safe to come back, yet???? Cautiously opening the door and peeking around it. Moved to touring, then moved to 50+ (even though I am not, yet).
Over the winter I had an official diagnosis of an ingrinal (literally in groin) hernia, which was operated on in April. This meant no riding for almost 8 weeks, and I was off work - still am not allowed to lift enough weight yet, my job is fairly physical, and it doesn't help when you go from lifting roughly 4 tons a day (okay 10-100lbs at a time -- the hernia wasn't all that surprising) to not being able to lift more then the TV remote. So, I am now solidly back in Clyde category, probably back to 100-105kg mark. Was about 93kg pre-op.
I have a new road bike, a 1975 Raleigh Delta rescued from being a dumpster casualty. I have functionally restored it, and I hope it will become my fair weather and main ride. The Norco mountain bike / hybrid remains, being assigned to foul weather and shopping duty.