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, June 15, 2012

Back To Riding

Miracle cure?  Modern medicine?  I'm unsure what is responsible for the turn for the better but I am grining ear to ear over feeling chipper.  A series of RA flareup's culminating in the mother-of-all-flareups left me all but incapacitated.  It was difficult if not impossible to sit, lay, stand, sleep, walk or otherwise just be in the world.  Pain was my companion and my shadow.  After a series of injections and new meds I am able to get around nearly as normal. 

Color me a very very happy camper!

I've been getting out and about on my bike in little jaunts.  Yesterday I celebrated with a grand ride, exploring the lower portion of the B2B bike trail from St. Jos hospital to Ford Lake.  That was quite a ride.  Photos and a more detailed report tomorrow.

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