Two days since surgery and I just had to get a bicycle fix. A couple of friends agreed to chaufer me about and we stopped at Wendy's for some ice tea on the way to the bike shop to browse all the goodies. My treat and the cute young lady gave me my first Senior Discount at the young age of 52. We all had a good laugh!
A bit earlier I had made a decision and a public announcement to my friends to get back in shape. After looking in the mirror at my incision I decided that all these youung guys are sporting six packs I am getting rid of my little keg.
Just before my mt bike crash I was down to a trim (for me) 34 inch waist. A few months of no pedaling and I balloned back up by not watching the caloric intake.
So, I now make a commitment before a larger audience: ‘I Fred Thomas am going to ride a trainer as soon as I am able and get back in shape for the day I can ride the road or trail in 4 to 5 weeks.. I have no designs on being a racer, but will improve my cycling skills along with my conditioning.
I appreciate the 50+ thread with all of the good advice, great motivatonal writing, and sharing a sense of community. Thank you all!