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its not summer yet...

Old 04-03-09, 07:38 PM
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its not summer yet...

took the HRL out for a spin today, it was 42 degrees or so. for those in socal, that is whats left of the lakes winter ice.

got about 6 miles out and the left knee said no more. rode home 1/2 stepping it, but at least i took some pics.
mri -negative
ortho guy doesnt really have any good guesses, might be gout arthritis related. im 35 and unhappy
lump on outside of left kneecap @ about 2'oclock looking at it
taking 7 days off to get this thing healed before the real season starts

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Sorry to hear about the injury.

Chicago has been hit or miss. Record rain in March, 20 mph winds almost every day. Lake Michigan provides a 40 degree breeze that blankets the city and North Shore.

But riding still satisfies.

When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
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Old 04-03-09, 07:55 PM
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It sounds like Glucosamine might be worth a try for that knee.
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That sucks. At least you won't miss much this weekend, supposed to snow. Again. Glad I have a brand new bike staring at me and sh*$%y weather out there.

Get well soon!
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Just like here in S E Michigan My birthday is april 23 and its always been perty decent by then so have faith . In 54 yrs I have had very few COLD days on my birthday . warm weather is just a couple weeks away and it a just snap warm watch and see :O)

I have faith :O)
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Old 04-03-09, 10:20 PM
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been on gluc for a while, thanks, skipper

funny, it also snowed on my birthday...may 25th 1992, i was a freshman in college. kind of an eye opener.

i figure most of us are ok with cooler riding weather, as long as its dry. ive found that as a clyde, i enjoy the cooler weather, just not ridng in ice ruts. i would go so far as to say many of us northern snow riders, are pretty good bike handlers.

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