I don't want to be boring, and I know I've posted a lot about having a bike topple 18 months ago
But I had some medical attention 3 weeks ago, taking out some metal rods from my left leg - and as well as the metal, the surgery also seemed to take out a lot of pain and a lot of mental anxiety and a lot of restriction of movement
So last weekend. First outing on the tandem for a serious ride. (We've done a few little toddles before)
First 'swing my leg over the tube and stoker bars, rather than lay the bike on the ground and step over it'
First 45 miles, first doing that inside 2 hours since the accident
First middle ring out of the saddle climb for a steep quarter mile
And the sweet stoker was kind enough to say she felt I was confident enough to make her feel confident. Hey, good, no?
Life is good