Sunday, October 12, 2008

Back In Business

After being hit last weekend, I've been off the bike for a week.

Some softball-sized bruises have developed on my legs, and while my back hasn't bruised, it has annoyed me with some pain here and there this week. Flexibility has suffered a little, but luckily that can be repaired over time. Not too much pain, but enough to notice.

Today I finally straddled the velo again, and went for a little spin. 83 km around Lake Washington, one of my favorite rides. The weather was great for this time of year, in the mid-50's. I wore my short-sleeve SIR wool jersey, and arm warmers (at least initially). Everyone else out on bikes seemed to be dressed for colder weather.. gotta love it when you're the only one out in a jersey!

It must be the perfect thickness of the SIR jersey that made it a great thing to wear today. And my wool Ibex arm-warmers are good for the colder days. They actually get too hot pretty quick, unless it's really cold out.

Finished the loop with ~3:30 rolling time, which is my usual - meaning, I can ride pretty much like I did before! I was worried that my favorite hobby would ruined for a while, but all indications are that it's not!

Bring on the winter.


Anonymous said...

congrats for getting back on board. glad to hear the parts are working.

Vincent Muoneke said...

I know you'll get another 1-2K before the year is thru