Sunshine on Sirrus

My bum arm means I can only ride a bike that allows my right hand to steer, shift, and brake from one position. The Long Haul Trucker with its bar end shifters is right out. The Ogre is fine. So is the Sirrus, although it has been up on the trainer since October or November. Today, after a couple of days of rain, I decided to drag the Sirrus downstairs—not easy with only one good arm—and expose it to sunlight for a couple of hours. It took me a few miles to adjust to different shifting and braking after being on the Ogre exclusively for almost six months, but it was a pleasant ride out the Greenway and back. I avoided mowing down pedestrians, and (unlike my last ride out the Greenway) I didn’t encounter any dead bodies.

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2 response to "Sunshine on Sirrus"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: April 14, 2018

    I’ve been whining about this off and on in many of my posts since my shoulder suddenly and without warning detonated for no apparent reason back in November. After five months, six doctors (including two neurosurgeons), and countless trips to various med facilities, no one can say for sure what happened, but all agree nothing can be done. My right arm is pretty much out of action, probably permanently, unless the nerve manages to regenerate itself. No one holds out much hope for that.

    For various verses of this sad song, including the archived months starting in November where the diagnosis by mystified docs starts with torn rotator cuff and evolves constantly, see:

    http://bike365.org/bike/news/

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