|0 for August? I dont think so. Ride Report.||MB1|
Sep 2, 2003 5:57 PM
|I figure it was probably 1969 since I had gone a whole month without riding a bike.
This July 25th I got hit by a car and cracked my kneecap. After 4 weeks of wearing a brace to keep my leg immobile I was given a flexible kneecap support to wear. 2 therapy sessions stretching the leg and pedaling an exercycle and I was ready for the road.
Sunday August 30 Miss M rode up to Hancock where I was going to meet her somewhere on the Western Maryland Rail Trail (a nice flat ride for me, a nice century for her).
|My meticulous preparation.||MB1|
Sep 2, 2003 6:01 PM
|When it has been a while since you have ridden pre-ride nutrition is important.|
|My meticulous preparation.||flying|
Sep 2, 2003 11:30 PM
|Hey nice shirt !! |
It is almost like a Primo Beer shirt ;-)
Glad to have you back among the mobile
|My faithful steed.||MB1|
Sep 2, 2003 6:06 PM
|Somewhere back in the early 90's I got this custom GT Zaskar LE. I haven't been riding it much the last few years. Set up with street slicks, clips and straps, a nice gear range, suspension and a comfy riding position it made the perfect rehab bike.|
|What, no fenders? :-)||CHRoadie|
Sep 3, 2003 6:57 AM
|Glad to see you back on your bike!|
|Mile one for August.||MB1|
Sep 2, 2003 6:10 PM
|My friends, you are looking at one happy rider. Notice how I carefully dressed to avoid looking like a poseur.|
|You, sir, are the Anti-Poseur! Welcome back!||The Walrus|
Sep 2, 2003 7:11 PM
is the perfect way to follow Labor Day--the first true MB1 ride report, however brief, in ages. Great to see you back in the saddle, so to speak.
Sep 2, 2003 6:14 PM
|The brace supports my kneecap and just flexes enough to allow me to ride. I was hoping to be able to ride at least 2 miles but I ended up feeling great and rode 15 or so.|
|He's baaaaaacccckkk!||KG 361|
Sep 2, 2003 6:19 PM
|Glad to see that you're on the mend. We'll forgive the helmet-less ride. =)|
|Thats great that your riding again, good luck||rubendc19|
Sep 2, 2003 6:21 PM
|Thats great that your riding again, good luck nm||rubendc19|
Sep 2, 2003 6:29 PM
|Oh deer me.||MB1|
Sep 2, 2003 6:22 PM
|I was riding fairly early in the day and saw a lot more deer than people. In the city deer are just another varmit but out here in the country it is nice to see them.
"Where is my shotgun?"
|Shotgun for deer? Why not just a bat? Welcome back! nm||PdxMark|
Sep 2, 2003 6:38 PM
|Fresh meat!||Humma Hah|
Sep 3, 2003 6:53 AM
|I saw one Monday on the W&OD, and one last Friday out here at Vint Hill. Both of 'em just stood there maybe 30 feet away on the bike trail and stared at me like I was trespassing or something.
Sounds like somebody here actually got less miles in August than I did. I was not sure that was possible.
Sep 2, 2003 6:27 PM
|Just after I turned around at 5 miles what did I see but Miss M coming up the trail.
;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) !!!
|Havent seen this for way too long.||MB1|
Sep 2, 2003 6:33 PM
|She misses riding with me just about as much as I miss riding with her.
We should do this more often-how about tomorrow?
Sep 2, 2003 6:38 PM
|After the ride we stopped at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown for a nice leisurely lunch. We made a meal of several appetizers.
Boy I have missed this. Icing down the knee for a half hour before and after the ride is a small price to pay for all that fun.
|I like this pic a lot||ishmael|
Sep 2, 2003 6:47 PM
|I feel like I'm there and it's a nice place to be|
|Soo glad you're back on the bike MB1....||rwbadley|
Sep 2, 2003 7:08 PM
|I love this photo.
What a perfect meal. Soup, salad, wonderful bread and an Ayinger Weizen bier. Man, you sure know how to enjoy life!!!
Congrats and hope you have full recovery soon!
|If you havent picked up Celebrator Doppelbock...||collinsc|
Sep 2, 2003 8:13 PM
|well, you should.|
|Glad to see you back on the bike :-) nm||biknben|
Sep 3, 2003 5:44 AM
Sep 4, 2003 3:04 AM
|Very nicely done pics....
Nice Zaskar too - cool color. Glad to hear you're riding
Have they said anything about the potential for riding longer
distances or have they recommended against it?
|Just have to carefully build up strength in my leg.||MB1|
Sep 4, 2003 3:59 AM
|The knee cap has healed fine but being immobile for a month has really weakened my leg. Miss M is making sure I don't over do anything.|
|Best ride report ever. Thanks for sharing that one. nm||sn69|
Sep 2, 2003 8:21 PM
|Welcome back, MB1. Thanks for sharing the ride! nm||Mike P|
Sep 3, 2003 4:04 AM
|Way go Mark, good to see||Scot_Gore|
Sep 3, 2003 4:10 AM
|I remember when you thought 100 miles was a short ride :)
Now you're going 15 : )
|Just when I only had 4800 miles moreto pass your yearly total||bigrider|
Sep 3, 2003 4:53 AM
|Welcome back. Work that knee so that you can get back on the fixed gear too.|
|This is the only month I rode more than you did!||orange_julius|
Sep 3, 2003 5:49 AM
|I guess this is the only month that I rode more than
Good to see your ride reports again, always something
to cheer up the mornings when it's rainy! Cheers.
|It's been TOO long since I've gotten to read one of these!||gregg|
Sep 3, 2003 8:27 AM
|Glad to see you back in the saddle, MB1!
Back at the top again!
|Now that you are mobile again and back on the bike ---||gray8110|
Sep 3, 2003 11:41 AM
|Can I have your TV??|
|re: 0 for August? I dont think so. Ride Report.||dave_w|
Sep 3, 2003 11:49 AM
|Welcome back, and thanks for sharing your joy. I really needed it after the angst of the very personal fatality report above. Looking forward to some new picturesque ride reports.|| |