Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Back in the Saddle

The arm? About 85% healthy with minor aches. The feeling of a 22 mile after work ride after a 4 week layoff: Priceless.

I had toyed with the idea of riding tonight, then talked myself out of it. When I got home and knew how nice it was, I talked myself back in. I asked Laura if she wanted to get on the Big Blue Tandem but she was already starting the grill and declined. It was at this point I said hello to my road bike for the first time in quite awhile.

It felt good to get a few hard miles in. I just rode over to Hwy 12 in Nebraska and back, but I would be hard pressed to remember when I was so happy just to be out on the bike. I was getting a little stir crazy.


Sprocket said...

Glad to hear you are mending...and... back in the saddle again...you can hum the melody while you RIDE ON! Welcome back...to the rolling side of life.

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! Did the song "Back In The Saddle Again" roll around in yer head whilst ya peddaled?
Hey, when you get out with Laura on her new ride ya have to pitcherize the event of you two on the road seperately together! :)

Tez said...

Congrats on getting back in the saddle! Just make sure you do not rush it and of course be defensive out there as you do not want to fall on that arm so soon!

Anonymous said...

congrats on the nice ride. Time to start training for Gut Check