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Broken left ankle is getting better!

Old 12-12-18, 08:46 AM
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AMEN!!! 2018 had some unwanted surprises here as well!!



Congratulations!!!!

Enjoy the trainer time. Itís just a prelude for more outside fun soon!

Thanks. The weather outside has been great. Tempting me to get back on the road.
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Old 12-12-18, 09:27 AM
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Thanks. The weather outside has been great. Tempting me to get back on the road.
I have a decent sized neighborhood with paved streets. Before my doctor released me to ride outdoors my wife was okay if I rode our streets around the neighborhood. If I rode every cul-de-sac it added up to 7 miles. We even have a pretty short 10% where I could see how pushing a higher gear might feel. It was a great way for me to see how the normal riding stuff we normally take for granted would work. It turned out to be a nice transition to full on road riding, especially experiencing clipping and unclipping (and stopping) on my leg with the new hip! About 30+ miles has been my current limit of 2-3 rides but I'm looking at doing a 50-60 miler this weekend if the weather holds up. We still have a good bit of snow lying on the ground with water running out into the road and refreezing. I really don't want to ride through slush or ice right now.........I rode in 30 degree temperatures last weekend and I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed riding in cooler weather. I was also quickly reminded how slower you go with even more effort in colder weather too!! I hope you're able to transition quickly and smoothly.
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Great news from my ortho’s visit. The bone is 90% healed.

Greater news...I can start riding my bike IF, I take it easy, no severe climbing for a while and avoid pushing it too hard.

I am totally stoked!
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Hopefully everyone will heal and have a great 2019
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Hopefully everyone will heal and have a great 2019
Amen to that brother.

I rode 42 miles yesterday and 41 today. Nice, easy ride on nearly flat route, along PCH. It felt GREAT to be back on the saddle.

Thanks everyone for your support, advice and encouragement.

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Congrats! Two - pretty much literally - unforgetable rides.

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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post








Amen to that brother.

I rode 42 miles yesterday and 41 today. Nice, easy ride on nearly flat route, along PCH. It felt GREAT to be back on the saddle.

Thanks everyone for your support, advice and encouragement.


Heck yeah! With views like that full recovery should be expedited!
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Heck yeah! With views like that full recovery should be expedited!

Life in So. Cal. Is soooo good.
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Life in So. Cal. Is soooo good.
Looks just like Central Indiana, except Completely Different!
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
Looks just like Central Indiana, except Completely Different!

I like that.

Two views from today’s ride.

First is a grove of lemon trees. In spring and summer the fragance from their blossoms is also intoxicating.

The other view is of a large boulder, perched dangerously close to edge over PCH at Mugu Rock. One decent sized earthquake and down it will roll. I hope hope that I am not on the road that day.





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BTW, the boulder reminds me of the Moai statutes of Eastern Island.
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