It's a new year and time once again to give a new look to this blog. New graphics and colors. Same bike writer!

This blog is created not only to track my own progress on my biking journey but it is intended to also assist others who have either osteo or rheumatoid arthritis or both like I do. I hope as you read about the progress I have made that it gives you inspiration and hope that you can overcome the dibilitating effects of these conditions.

If your doctor agrees that you should be capable of expanding your limits read on and don't be afraid, just listen to your body and give it challenges. Biking is a great non-impact form of exercise and greatly enhances flexibility and range of motion.

It's not a substitute for Doctor visits, taking your meds or otherwise getting off your health plan but it auguments what your Doctor does for you and can give you a better quality of life. Go for it!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 109

Friday November 12, 2010 worst tumble yet on the bike. Fell while approaching a lighted intersection and thought I was closer to a stop than I was, tipped over into a grassy depression and my elbow met the ground but the momentum continued to carry me, the result was a jammed shoulder accompanied by shooting pain in the shoulder and neck. I stayed on the soft ground for a while to gather my wits. I was in no hurry whatsoever to get up. A jogger stopped, a car, another bicyclist, I waved an OK to them and finally thought about getting up when another jogger stopped, I accepted help in getting my bike off the ground and promptly decided to end my ride for the evening. The jogger offered to wheel or ride my bike back to my car but I said I was ok with pushing it. After a couple of blocks on got back on and pedaled back to my car. Ouch. Bummer.

I had hoped to ride the Huron Valley Rail Trail, parked at McHattie Park in South Lyon and pedaled out of town, the accident happened by the intersection and the RR tracks near the mill where the trail proper begins. 3 miles a limping along...

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog. I'm sorry for your crash.

    This is my year (2011, I've already dumped 2010) of getting healthy and falling in love with my bike again. I'm looking forward to reading your future and your archived posts.

    Wishing you a healthy and happy new year.