|Guy's Racing takes 3rd in team endurance competition|
So I will make this short and sweet. For me, that is. I was off the bike for about 2 months because of the induration. That's a far cry from the six months my Machiavellian gyno predicted, thank goodness. It could be because I heal quickly, or it could be because I was totally off the bike (unlike many with this disorder who limp along riding with it as best as they can) but I felt the hardened tissue soften and almost get back to normal. As for my methods: since the cortisone had not worked, I basically just used Traumeel cream once it was no longer infected anymore. This replaces the Neosporin and Epsom salt baths I was doing while there was still a nasty abcess.
I changed my carved up road bike saddle to the new saddle and the very first night back on my bike I slid off said saddle to avoid a collision with a friend and landed on my butt. And then a woman riding behind me ran completely over me from one shoulder across my back to the other. Ouch. So my tailbone took such a beating that I have not been able to ride a mountain bike since. Jumping is painful. Yes, I realize at this point I have lost all credibility as a mountain biker but that's OK; I will get it back, I've been told by all manner of bewildered cyclists that surely my bad luck is running out.
So I have been going on wonderful fall rides with TSV and the weather in Philly has been perfect, mid 70s to 80s and brilliant sun during the day, dipping down into the 50s at night. Getting back on the bike has lifted my moods tremendously; it was getting rough there for awhile. And running 26 miles a week was wreaking havoc on my tender knees and feet.
|can we take this pic again with me remembering to wear my jersey??|