Friday, September 25, 2009

Ticket to Ride

I visited the doctor yesterday afternoon and was pronounced Healed! Or mostly, anyhow. The Doc said it will probably take another 6 months to get full strength and flexibility back. But I've been officially cleared for any and all activities, including cycling. I find that my hand feels good for most day to day activities, but it still twinges and is painful when doing activities involving heavy lifting or sharp impacts. I wrote last August about not wearing cycling gloves, but a short ride on Tuesday reminded me of how much one's hands act as shock absorbers when riding. So I paid the boys at Hiawatha a visit this afternoon and purchased a new set of cycling gloves. First pair of gloves I've purchased since October 2005 in Sausalito. Now that I've got padding for my hands, it's time to start losing some of the padding I've accumulated around my middle...

4 comments:

heidimo said...

congrats, and happy trails!

Apertome said...

Hey, really glad to hear you can get back to riding as much as you like. Congratulations, and enjoy!

bother yam said...

but it still twinges and is painful when doing activities involving heavy lifting or sharp impacts

So, no bar fights for a while?

Snakebite said...

"it's time to start losing some of the padding I've accumulated around my middle..."

Thank you for not posting pictures of said padding.