The last couple of months have been tough for bicycling.
My wife's continuing battle with the severe pain, aggravated during the day until night is worst, of post herpatic neuralgia (from shingles) since September, and her need for continuous and constant physical and psychological support from me, the terrible winds we have had almost continuously, and some other stuff have defeated my efforts at getting in better shape and enjoying my riding.
Our trip to California was significant in that she learned that she could travel - she was beginning to believe that the pain would keep her from such endeavors.
Also, as we took our bikes, we were able to get in some short 15 mile rides along the beach in CA.
Yesterday, we had to go to the doc once again, and I rode back. A short ride - 12.5 miles - but a really tough ride with hills, winding trails, etc., and I was on my heavy mtn bike. So that 12.5 miles seemed like 25.
Today was gorgeous, so I rode with her to where she gets her hair cut, then I rode while she got her haircut. Then we rode to a picnic afterwards, and then I rode alone while she rested, and then we returned home. So I got about 25 miles in while she did 12.
Not a lot, but I do feel some release of frustration.
Have a good day and evening, all!