Sunday, 31 May 2020

Cast is Off, New Bike Ordered

The cast is off. Time to do a little dance! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ƒ it was such a relief, I am sure that there were birds nesting in it ๐Ÿคฆ‍♀️. I can’t start running until 1st June, to give the ribs a bit more time to heal. It will then be a run/walk for the first 2 or 3 weeks, to see how things go.

The turbo though is calling. Riding with one hand is tough, but things can only improve.  Physio started on Wednesday, with a phone physio session - quite weird really, the exercises are tough and the hand is like a block of wood.  

Things can only get better,  I have little or no wrist movement at the moment and can expect to get 30% of my original movement back. 

My OH is being a dream. My EnviLiv bike is having her paint chips professionally repaired and will be going into my local bike shop (LBS) next week. The soul searching is over and I shall keep it as a challenge, the target is to do Ironman Stafford on it; June 13th 2021!

In the interim period, I have been treated to a LivAvail endurance bike, the LBS have offered to adjust the bike and add the extra brakes in the middle of the handlebars free of charge for me.  

I tend to be a bit of lunatic going down hills, mainly to make up for the lack of speed going up, so braking won't be a problem, which is probably a good thing๐Ÿ˜†!

The new bike should arrive and have the brakes fitted sometime towards the end of June, in reality I don't want to collect it from the LBS until I can ride it home. That probably sounds sad, but new bike day is new bike day, and something to look forward to and enjoyed ๐Ÿ˜

Hopefully by the middle of June I can think about swimming. If my wrist is quite rigid it may help me streamlining in the water, which might stop the crab swimming.... so maybe a positive. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I also need to think about driving. Not possible at the moment, changing to an automatic maybe the best solution. 

Anyway onwards and upwards, thank you to everyone who is supporting me, and reading this. I do hope you are not to bored. 


  1. Hope all is going well, sounds like recovery is slowly but surely getting there. Take care my friend. Ps you blog is never boring!

    1. thanks Karen, it is slow but sure. Hope you guys are staying safe x