I rode today.
That I rode at all was great. I was diagnosed with a ruptured disk between C7-C8 last week. Did a week on steroids and fistfuls of Oxy. It hurt. More than a little – it was not at all like being licked by kittens.
I got on the trainer yesterday to see if I could in fact ride at all, and was pleased with the way it felt. So, with the sun out we set off for a 30 or so mile ride. It was windy – Very Windy.
It was all down hill, with a killer tailwind, then we cut across Yarmouth to the park
A quick recharge then on our way
Water on the side of the road was frozen, and most of the snow from our April Fools storm was still on the ground.
Other than the river, there was no open water. I am guessing that at this rate, and with the forecast – that is several weeks away.
After the turn in Yarmouth, it was all uphill and into a wind that was steady at 20 with gusts to 33. That was HC. Especially for such an early ride.
Back over the way we came through Yarmouth heading for the suck
The final eight miles was all up hill and directly into the wind.
I pulled over and stopped – Prior to the final assault
It was welcome relief. Five more miles would find us home.
From the NWS –