I haven't posted much of late because...well, because. Ran out of things to say and the same old, same old just gets old.
Had a bit of a set back a couple of years ago that knocked me off the bike for a few months. All my gains, lost.
When I cleared to start back on the bike, I came back smart (seemed smart to me, anyway) and it all back, and then some, in short order. In the past two years, though, my confidence in longer rides (over 20 miles) or seriously uphill climbs stubbornly resists. Still, for the end-to-end roller coaster ride in my ol' hometown and its short but steep jolts, I no longer recognize the rider I was even before my accident. And in the past 6 months, my efforts have doubled while my HR has fallen. Still way too heavy but I'll figure that out. Had my first blood test in a good while a few days back and got the results today. My doctor was almost giddy. I complained about my weight and he pretty said, with the condition I'm in, it's not a real concern. Good news is nice. But -and there's always a but- I'm back off the bike for a bit with a recurrance of back spasms and I'm hitting the Flexril again. Won't be long and I'll be back in the saddle secure in the knowledge that it all does come back.