I'm pretty proud that my cycle computer rolled over to 3000 miles for 2017 during yesterday's ride. My original goal for the year had been 4000, but after my accident in April, I wasn't sure how much I'd be able to ride going forward.
I ended up taking close to four months off the bike; riding outside, that is. We ended up buying an indoor trainer, and starting in June, I was able to put in a few miles during rehab of my fractured jaw and thumb. If you look closely you can see the leftover bruising on my face and neck here.
Once my oral surgeon released me from care at the end of July, I was able to start riding on the road and bike trails again in August. My thumb was a bit sore at first if I hit any bumpy spots on the pavement, but I don't even notice it now. I'm just so pleased to be back out there doing what I love.
And being at an RV park here in Florida, there is often this reward after getting heated up on the bike....
Since I've been back to riding outside, I've logged over 1300 miles. And the year isn't over yet!
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Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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