After a slow sluggish start, with no zip, no zap, got on the bike around 11:00. Rode 25 miles out in the country. 6 MPH average was about it. Some places looked ridable, looked like only 3 inches of snow, but it was not as it seemed. It was 3-4 inches of snow on top of a crust that had 10-12 inches of snow under it. My tires would break through and bog out.Rode to Graf Iowa and visited this lonely park.
Now, on to something I wish wasn't the case.
"The knee, the knee, always the knee" said Vince Lombardi.
My knee has been becoming more and more problematic lately. The knee I injured quite severely in 1972. I've had four surgeries over the years to help gain more time. I really can't complain due to the severity of the injury and the fact that I have had a very active lifestyle. Competing in running, power lifting, swimming and bicycling.
Last week it was swollen up on me, and I had it checked at the bone doc's. X-rays were taken and knee was drained and given a shot of xylocaine. I've been there done that before.
Friday the doctor's office called my cell phone. X-rays are showing joint deterioration, arthritis, and very little cartilage remaining. All this injury is on the inside of the knee.
So what's next? I am going to be scheduled for Viscosupplementation.
Well that is that gel injection that the ortho docs are doing now. Sorta like a lubricant for the knee joint.
My plans are to keep biking, I hope this treatment helps, will see. My plans are still to ride in Triple D, this Jan 16th, a 65 mile snow race on snow mobile trails unless the knee makes it obvious that I won't.
On a lighter note, I found my son sleeping on my couch this morning when I got up. Here he is with my Pit Bull, Pitty. I figure he was either out late and didn't make it to his home, or up early and visiting. I think the first one is the most likely. So unbeknown to him I took some pictures.