Legs; OK! Lungs; not!
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Bikes: ''09 Motobecane Immortal Pro (Yellow), '02 Diamondback Hybrid, '09 Lamborghini Viaggio, ''11 Cervelo P2
Finally! Got to ride with my favorite stoker again!
After a 49 day stay at chris everett's children's hospital for complications from his cancer preventions treatment, my 6 yo (soon to be 7!) grandson came home. He was finally strong enough to want to get out and ride on "Jazz" the name he gave to our tandem.
We only did a 4 mile loop, but he had a blast. We took a protected route west into a stiff wind, and then headed south to cross the canal. We then hopped on the bike/hike trail heading east. That stiff wind was now at our back. I asked him "are you ready to go fast?" and "Yes" was his emphatic answer. We cranked it up and ran thought all the gears in the big ring. We hit 26+ but settled to 25 for the one mile run. It went quick.
It was pretty cold for So Fla and even though he had 2 jackets on, he was too chilly to continue. so we just headed back home.
I took this phone cam pic since no one was around to get a better pic. I also included a pic of our maiden voyage in August.
Regarding his health, he is now cancer free. His kidney got "bruised" on the interferon prevention treatment, and that lead to the 49 day stay after Christmas. Once his kidney (he only has one left after the surgery last year) is fully healed we hope he'll be able to do the "old" preventative treatment. He seemed to tolerate that OK.