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, May 6, 2011

Island Lake

Last year I found the trail from behinds JC Penny's at the Mall in Green Oak that leads to the Island Lake State Park. Park at the mall near Brighton and go up the hill behind the mall, over the RR tracks, down the hill on the other side to a short single track of a few hundred yards and you are out onto the Island Lake Drive. Within a half mile you are in the State Park. Rode from the mall to the trail head parking and did a loop around the paved path through a section that I have nicknamed The Cathedral, the trail crosses the parking lot for the riverbend picnic area and you can hop back on the State Park Road for the trip back. RT trip was 8.86 miles and gives me a weekly total on my new bike of: 49.46 miles. Yay!

a map to the ride can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! That's a lot of mileage for one week. my commute is 6.5 miles round trip and I have yet to do a full week because of this rainy weather.