I haven't been riding this summer. Other things have taken up my energy and attentions. Still, the wonderful bike sits in the garage; a silent reminder of possibilities for the future.
Tom's knee is coming along right on schedule, and once all the rehabilitation work is done, He will be ready to ride again in earnest. Already, He is riding a stationary bike as part of His physical therapy. He is driving all His health care professionals nuts about returning to His riding routine.
I want to be His riding partner when the day comes. And that is a problem... because, remember that I had huge trouble with bike saddle induced pain in my "lady parts." Not just a little ouchy either; I'm talking excruciating, debilitating, I cannot ride because I cannot think PAIN.
And -- Drum roll, please...
He couldn't resist the temptation, and took a trial ride Himself -- and did just fine. Not ready to ride more than a few minutes yet, but able to pedal and able to dismount. A really good start.