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 9, 2012

Five Weeks and Back on My Bike

Yesterday I had a post op visit to the Doc and he cleared me for riding.  The report was good and healing is moving along swiftly so it's all systems go!

Short ride today with a friend down to the boat launch but boy oh boy did it feel great to be back on the bike!  I was a tad bit apprehensive for a minute but it became all very familiar in less than a hundred yards. 

The ride was a bit under 4 miles but they were the sweetest miles all year.  Looks like our Michigan weather will cooperate through the weekend so I hope to get in a pair of rides this weekend.



  1. This post makes me happy Deb. thanks for putting a smile on my face.