Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Bikes: Fuji Cross Comp, BMC SR02
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First Commute of Summer Coming - August 13!
Was in a car crash on June 10, and out of the saddle totally till last weekend. Rode 22 minutes last Sunday, and yesterday rode an hour (noticed this morning, I did!!).
Tuesday will be my first commute since about June 7. I AM STOKED! Bike is cleaned and ready, tomorrow will iron and fold the week's clothes. And the weather is typical Western Oregon summer - high in the 80's, I can wear shorts and no jacket on my ride, and if I can get my fitness back in time will pull out the road bike for a coupla long rides to meet the Bride for dinner at our favorite Hopyard tasting room.
I had gotten to take the commute by bike for granted - I did it and just figgered that it was part of every day. Being off the bike was NOT fun. Aside from the pain, the depressing fact that I couldn't even get on my trainer to keep a semblance of fitness and was gaining weight just was a total drag. Amazing how one's perspective gets changed when you are in a disability mode, even if for a short time.
So I have a touch of summer remaining, and hope to be able to use it right. Sadly, my cyclocross plans are out the window, but there's next year.
And it coulda been worse. I have way more to be thankful for than to complain about.....