I’ve got paying writing work I should be doing, but I haven’t updated here since August, so…
Still no knee surgery. Insurance is delaying things, but the surgery is scheduled now for the end of this month. Looking forward to having it done. I’ve been cleared to ride for some time, just not on trails. But I haven’t wanted to. The knowledge that the surgery will set me back months makes riding feel futile and pointless.
I’m waiting for the bottom, the moment when the only direction is up, when the effort I put into the bike will be a building block that won’t just be torn out again.
That said, I did take the Niner out on some dirt roads last weekend. The saddle needs some adjustment, but overall the bike is as smooth and sexy as Jennifer Aniston in silk. The bumps are there, but they’re a pleasure.