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The Penance Continues

I slept well last night, five hours followed by three more, instead of the usual five hours followed by one more, and if I’m lucky one more, and if I’m very lucky, one more. The growl of my belly may … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

I have ten rides in on Zwift now. The first was just two weeks ago; 2.1 flat miles and 10 minutes long. The knee was stiff, and until it loosened up after a minute or so, painful as well. Today … Continue reading

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I Never Thought I’d Do It

Zwift, that is, with a smart trainer. Ever the Luddite, I’ve looked down on smart trainers. This is despite the fact that Zwifting friends have burst lean and mean into the fresh light of spring to leave me gasping in … Continue reading

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…and Not to Yield

Last I wrote, I wrote of mountain biking as a way of giving death the finger. Apparently, physical effort as a reaction to aging isn’t unique to our age. It’s been going on a long time, according to Tennyson, at … Continue reading

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Impulse Control

Most serious crashes I’ve had were the result of an impulse that took me outside of my skills. This recent one, the one that tore my ACL and will keep me off the bike for half a year; the one … Continue reading

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A Week Past Surgery

I have a new ACL and an expensive new knee brace. The ACL is from a cadaver, a fact that drives home the value of checking the organ-donor box on one’s driver’s license. I started PT Monday and had a … Continue reading

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Still Waiting

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 … Continue reading

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