Man, it's sure been an effort coming back from my little escapade on the steps 6 weeks ago
Had a long drive and 2 gigs ahead of me on Saturday.
By the end of the night, I was hurtin'.
But when I woke up feeling none the worse for wear, my mind couldn't help but wander back to the bike.
Sunday, I felt good and it was my last day on the meds.
Monday I felt good.
Had a small set back on Tuesday but Tuesday evening was so nice I thought I'd at least see if I could get the bike down from its hooks without pain. Yes.
So, I swung my leg over. No problem.
I steadied myself against the car while I grabbed the brakes and pushed down hard on the pedal. About as hard as it would take to come up my home hill.
No, it was not to be. It hurt.
Today, though, I was back to feeling good. It's beautiful out. I suited up and got the bike down. Today, I'm doing it! So, I rode did a few laps out front, around the top of the hill and that's OK.
Next was a short 9% cul de sac at the end of the block. A nice easy gear. Good. Good.
So, I came down and continued on down the east side of the hill. It's a terraced climb back up... about 1/8 mile with a 9% - false flat - 10% rise (forget the west side for now; it's 1/8 mile of 15%). I was spinning up in a ridiculously low gear and felt a twinge. Not bad... but enough. So, I just did a couple more lazy laps and pulled back into the garage. That would be all for today. Maybe soon... but not today.
But at least it's progress (and I showed some smarts) and at least I tried.
The saga continues...