Monday, March 24, 2008
Back in the saddle too....
As my buddy G-Ted says, "Back in the Saddle." A little different story for him. He is back from Texas. Wow! How those temps would feel right now. That would be great.
For me though being back in the saddle means that my recovefry from the Mr. H surgery is coming along nicely. Not pics today because I forgot my usb cord. I can post them tonight. I was able to get out Saturday for a nice gravel grinder. The first two miles had me thinking it was maybe a little too soon to be biking again. Cause it's only been a week and 2 days since the operation. After I settled in and relaxed all was well. Two miles into the ride the mild discomfort went away. The gravel roads are in REALLY good shape in my area. For those that don't know I am about 30 miles North and East of Waterloo Iowa. I rode a little pavement but mostly gravel. I was able to keep my speed up and still had some of that strength left that I was building before the break. In all ended up getting 25 miles of riding in. Nothing done in record speed though. Not disapointing time though.
Spent some nice quality time with the Lord and my family on Sunday. After a couple hours at the church we headed for Reinbeck to visit grandma and grandpa. A special appearence was made by great grandma too. Great time was had and some great food was eaten. The Easter egg hunt was indoors and fun for all of us. I will have to post a short video soon too. It will make ya'll laugh a little.
I was also lucky enough to get out again Sunday afterall for another ride. Just a short 18 miles though but it was a little higher tempo. I did some sprinting and some out of the saddle climbing with little aggressive bursts to wake up the knees.
All in all I am a very luck fella to have such a great Lord, family, friends and the ability to enjoy a bike as much as I do. Nothing else needed to complete my life.
Enjoy your bikes and love your family.