Sunday, May 24, 2009

Back on the bike (um, sort of ...)

Today was my first ride on the trainer, and my first time on a bike of any sort, since my crash at the end of March. Woo-hoo, I rode it for twelve whole minutes!

It was at a very low intensity, and I maintained a cadence ~70 to 80 rpm. I was able to ride OK in the drops, keeping my back very straight (thanks to the brace).

I figure I'll try to ride on the trainer every day and increase the duration by a few minutes each day. Then when I finally get my stoopid back brace off, my muscles will at least be accustomed to riding again.

I'll still be wearing my brace for perhaps another month, and I don't plan to ride out on the road until I get the brace off. So hopefully I'll be riding for real in late June or early July.

In the meantime, small steps, grasshopper.

I guess this means my training for the 2010 Death Ride has officially begun :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Back to the rat race :)

I was off work for an entire month after my bike crash, and started up again this week.

Look what was awaiting me on my office door Monday morning!
Do I have great co-workers or what??
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And look what was awaiting me inside my office ...
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Only kidding, I'll get to it all in due time.

It's good to be back.