Sunday, October 24, 2010

Okay ... this time I am back in the saddle ...

Apart from a short ride last week this was my first time back on my bike for about six weeks, so it was with a little trepidation I set out this morning on Gary's 42+ mile route to Allentown.
Actually, it turned out to be not so bad. A little cool to start with, but I soon warmed up. Allentown turned out to be pretty busy. There were three bike club rides arrived while we were there, as well as assorted chapters of Harley riders.

The hilliest bits were towards the end of the ride, and while I didn't climb them with my usual panache (!) my knee held out rather well and apart from a little stiffness seems to have done quite well.

Thanks to all who took part.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Time Out

It's been a bit busy lately; moving house and all that entails, and I've had a swelling on the back of my knee called a Baker's Cyst.

For me the swelling isn't actually painful, although it has the capacity to be so and only really amounts to an inconvenience and minor discomfort. There is a video about it here ...

So circumstances mean I've missed a few rides lately - especially the Pumpkin Patch Century - but I hope to be back in the saddle this weekend.