Missed posting this morn.. The day after a Holiday weekend is intense. Lots of ordering and paperwork catch up.
If you remember, I had two days off in a row. And sad to say I did not ride during any of them. After a hour and a half ride Saturday I woke to pretty good weather Sunday but rain was coming. I had to go early. I didn’t and it rained at 11am and pretty much did not stop until noon on Monday.
That didn’t stop me from loading up the car and heading to Door County. Thinking we might get lucky between rain drops. We did not. In fact, halfway up in GreenBay it was raining so hard we just flipped it and went home. I just did not want to waste the time and money to be up there just to hunker down somewhere in the rain. As it poured Saturday nite I thought of all who was camping. Bummer.
I was pretty disappointed as I don’t get this chance to do this stuff a lot. I tried to get back early enough for a ride but that didn’t happen either. Pretty much a wasted long weekend for me.
Woke up to a very nice morning. The kind of morning that would support a nice bike ride before work. But I had a doc appt this morn and that took care of that. But I do have my riding stuff in the car, as I always will for the rest of the summer, with a backup kit left at the store. So Im ready at a moments notice and a moment is about all the lead time i get nowadays.
A ton of rain will keep me out of the woods for a few days. Rain in the forecast pretty much every day this week except tomorrow. So I will set up the in store help to get out on a nooner tomorrow.
As soon as next week the Tuesday nite ride will start for real as I have help lined up for every Tuesday nite. Also Im hoping to start LRW (long ride wednesday) very soon too. All of this could not come any too soon as the doc was a bit concerned about my weight. And my blood pressure is up too. I seem to be developing into the poster child for riding a bike. But I found over the years my body has become so efficient at it that its not enough anymore.
I cant run due to a bad knee\hip combo. Even walking hurts.
Maybe its time to get that knee replaced. Its been 4 years since I found out its shot and needs replacing. Of course I have been putting it off. I always tell the doc that I’ll replace it when it falls off. But maybe I should not wait much longer. Maybe with a better knee I will be more active. Or more active easier.
Its a catch 22. Fix my knee and I’ll lose weight. Lose weight and my knee will feel better. But I cant lose weight until I fix my knee. One thing is rock solid, I will need to do something soon. Im so slow on my bike I cant hang with any group. And Im even worse on the MTB. Lots of solo riding in my near future.
I see a big life style change soon. It will either be the best thing for me, or the worse. Time will tell but Im kinda preparing myself for either direction.
I could make this whole scenario into a reality show.