Today is shaping up as one of those perfect days for cycling, with temps hovering around 60 degrees and almost no wind. My knee hasn't been bothering me much for several days, so I decided to take a ride and see how it went.
I'm excited and pleased to report that I went about 12.5 miles completely pain free! It was sooo much fun to be back in the saddle again, and not dealing with my knee barking at me. I could have gone longer, but the prudent side of me reminded me that there was little reason to push it to the point of regret, so I climbed off the bike and came inside.
It was so much fun I forgot to hook up my iPod, which I had brought along. I just loved being out there, the breeze, the people on the sidewalks and throughtout the park, the sensation of the tires on the pavement. THIS is why I ride, I reminded myself. For days like this.
I have to travel for another week starting tomorrow night, so I know I'll be completely "restored" when I get back. We'll be heading into Spring, The Diego will be ready for me to practice road biking on, and then there's Daylight Savings Time right around the corner.
Life is good!