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Back on the bike, a little bit

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

On Saturday, I decided to try riding my bicycle for the first time since my surgery. It had been two weeks and one day. I was (and still am) unable to comfortably wear normal shoes, but in my surgical boot, or in sandals I am generally fairly comfortable most of the time now. I set out for a ride in sandals. I figured I’d explore our new neighborhood a bit, and hopefully figure out how a couple of parks interconnect.

Riding felt good. My foot didn’t bother me too much, so long as I didn’t try to put too much pressure on my toes. So, I pedaled with the middle of my foot, and really had no problems. There was one decent hill during my ride, and it was OK, but really big hills would still present a problem.

I did discover how Sherwood Oaks Park connects to Olcott Park. In fact, I had been there before, but didn’t realize I had gone from one park to another. They are separated only by a brief, paved path through the woods, so I thought both sides were parts of the same park.

Aside from the usual playgrounds, tennis courts and basketball courts, the path passes over Jackson Creek and through some woods. For a few minutes, I forgot I was in town.

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I also saw some side trails I’d like to explore.

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Those two parks form a lovely area; they’re sandwiched between a couple of residential areas, but the wooded area is large enough to allow some escape.

All this is just a little over a mile from our house, and from there, it’s only a couple more miles to my family’s house. Excellent.

9 Responses to “Back on the bike, a little bit”

  1. Steve A Says:

    It’s good to see you back taking pictures from a bike ride!

  2. Redbike Says:

    I’m glad to see that you’re back out riding.

    O/T I’ve spent the last week hunting for a bike just like that, a quick ‘tourer’. They seem to be rarer than hens teeth here in the UK for some reason. The only ones I can find are fetching stupid money.

  3. Bill Lambert Says:

    Glad to hear you are back on the bike!

  4. furiousball Says:

    good to see you riding again amigo

  5. David Crowell Says:

    Yay! Pedaling again. Be sure to let us know when you’re ready for a RCCS ride. 🙂

  6. Rantwick Says:

    Mm. Photos of wooded areas. Yes! Welcome back to the pedals! Don’t get over-excited and hurt that foot now…

  7. Jon Grinder Says:

    I’d like to join the chorus in welcoming you back.

    BTW, I really like the orange bar tape on the Trucker.

  8. Doug Says:

    Nice…I’m expecting a return to regular programming soon.

  9. Chris Says:

    Nice to see that blue trucker back on the road. Oh yeah, you too of course 🙂

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