I just wanted to let my close friends on Google+ know that I am not up to ridding my bike again. I had a crash on my MTB last Sunday when my front wheel got stuck in a deep rut on a slight short downhill. I was through to the ground really hard and my hip hit a rock and the impact broke my femur just below the ball. I got a complete hip replacement on October 3, 2016.
Today is the first time that I have touched a keyboard in over a week which is a long time for me. I will post more stuff as I experience it, but I will not be on a bike for a long time.
Once again I really wanted to get on my Seven and ride out in the country. I drove my truck to work today because of a meeting, so I did not bike commute to work. When I got home I was wanting to get out on my bike.
I am really proud of my time on split number three which started at Leary Road and 8 Mile Road. I always like sprinting up this road during the last segment of my ride. I averaged 17.5 MPH on 8 Mile road, which is the fastest riding that I have done since my hip replacement. It felt good to just ride full out and not worry about hurting.
I am bringing in the new year with my first bike ride in three months. I went to my doctor for a checkup and I received permission to return to work and ride my bike. I will not be doing any epic cycling events anytime soon and I promised my doctor to take it easy. My next appointment is in 6 weeks to check my progress.
I rode around the neighborhood with my neighbors Alan and Rachelle Bitterman. We wanted to see what the neighborhood looked like in the aftermath of the intense storm that hit the area Monday evening. Here is a link to the Albany Herald for more storm information.