|Good thing I began looking like THIS! Legs courtesy of Sean Kelly, superman.|
I can't remember any time in the last 16 years where I was off a bicycle for this long. The last time was my back surgery, and I had little choice there either. So, in order to not turn into an SPD cleated jiggly puff by the time I saddle up again, I have been hiking and walking. First it was walking, now hiking, actually as, around here, any hikes pretty much go UP! I did a 5 mile hike about last Tues or so and it was OK, but tenuous for soreness. Thurs eve I did another few miles of digital bi-pedal-ness in the dirt and that felt better. This morning will be more a local walk, but hilly too.
It is not pedaling and it is not anything NEAR what a good singlespeed ride does for ya, but at least it is something. At least I am moving forward and up, and every so often, I come home with dusty socks and a dirt line on my ankles. It reminds me of the old days. **sniff-sigh-wipe away small tear in corner of eye**
Soon I will be back and once again my legs will be as the gods...and as in the pic, Sean Kelly. Something we have in common. Oh, did I mention I am Irish?
Me and Sean...you can hardly tell us apart, at least from the waist down and allowing for my slimming mesh panels. Sean ain't got a prayer in that regard.