I rode the bike seriously maybe three times in August. My back hurt, so I listened to the doctor and physical therapist. Slowly but surely I got better. I wanted to start riding last weekend, but the therapist made me wait. I did the exercises. Last week she let me start commuting to work. Baby steps. Then she let me ride 45 minutes Thursday morning. No pain, so I went an hour Saturday. No pain again.
While my therapist wouldn’t have approved, I pushed this morning and went a little over two hours, riding with Carol, Susan and Marco from Conte’s on 21st down to Ipswitch for a couple loops through the maze. We didn’t ride too hard and I had a blast. I didn’t feel real strong, but it was great to have fun on the bike again.