Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ready to Ride...but

 I have the fixed gear ready for the winter riding season.  I mounted up the studded tires, put on the lighting and put a rear rack on.  Thing is...I think it may be a while before I get out riding.  I was on a ride about 2 1/2 weeks ago riding along Lake Superior.  I stopped to walk down to the lake.  As I was climbing back up the clay bank from the lake, I thought it would be easier to run the bank and not slip much.  It worked well for a bit until I thought I felt something hit the back of my leg.  I stopped and turned around to see what it was.  Instant calf pain is what it was.  It was bad enough to where I had to crawl back up and to the bike.  I tried to walk it off and that wasn't happening, so it was a one legged pedal back to the truck.  I searched on line and have been trying to doctor it myself.  Although it has gotten much better, the leg is still very sore.  I understand it can take quite some time to heal.  That is one stupid move I would like to have do overs on.    

 Studded tires mounted up and ready...teasing me.  That's what they're doing.  

This has been my view the last two mornings as I have been trying to ease back into riding.  The dreaded trainer.  Starting with 30 minutes.  I think I might be pushing it a little because as I said earlier, it still is sore, but I hate not riding.  We will see how it goes.

Get outdoors and have some fun!!


  1. Good luck and heal up soon. You probably need to rest it a bit to let it heal, but what do I know?

  2. Ouch! I hope your calf heals quickly. Hopefully your achilles tendon is ok - I hear those take a really long time.

  3. Sorry to hear about the injury. Take it easy. Your winter set up looks sweet. Happy Holidays!

  4. Yes, I think it is the Achilles tendon. I am going to try very hard to strengthen them when I heal enough.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  5. Merry Christmas!!!