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!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Around the lake tonight - the long way

Sounds funny that "around the lake can be somehow a longer way" but there is more than one way to get around it and I missed a turn into a winding sub and ended up taking the long route.  It's all good but this route put me into some pretty hairy traffic.  I crossed the same freeway twice on this route and followed along the service drive for a mile and had to cross four entrance/exit ramps, under one bridge and over another.

I don't generally drive in that much traffic and it was a good thing it was long past rush hour.  Next time I'll look harder for my other route, this is too stressful to be called bike riding and was very glad once I got back into downtown.  A rode rider I am not. More like a pedal pusher. Whew. 

Just a tad under 6 miles tonight.

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