The guys and I got out for a ride last Saturday and got a few pics for the August Challenge of very common trees in our area. However, I neglected to get a picture of the bike at any time, so we didn’t quite follow the rules. See that ride HERE.
To make up for that, and to get a pic of a bike with a tree in the post somewhere, see feature pic of Em aged 15 with my freestyle bike standing in front of a Colorado Blue Spruce at my childhood home. My parents have many pictures of me and the tree growing up together – it now takes up most of the front yard… though maybe it’s been cut down by now. My parents sold the house 5 years ago.
We did not get out for a ride this weekend. I am packing and cleaning the house. I also came down with a rotten cold on Friday so don’t feel much like riding (the sore throat actually started last Sat on the ride above, but I was hoping it was just spring allergies). I’m coughing too much to really be able to ride anyway!
The good news is that I had the shoulder hydrodilatation done on Thursday and immediately saw improvement in range of motion. The radiologist felt the adhesions break and I am happy to report I can now reach my handlebars with MUCH more ease. My whole back is less tense, too. I still have a lot of work to do and time to wait until I get most or all of my range of motion back… but the procedure was worth the high cost. I am sooooo looking forward to less painful riding!
Next weekend I will move to Milawa, southeast of Wangaratta. I will have new roads to ride and will be 45 minutes closer to the places I like to ride on weekends. Check it out HERE.
I will have a spare bed and a bit of a yard where you can pitch your tent if you’d like to tour through. I’ll be 20 kms from the Wangaratta train station with off-road paths available where the roads are busy and narrow.
Now… next on the list: a new job. The position I’m hoping to get should be advertised by mid-September….