Archive for May, 2013

A Hard, Windy Ride

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Well, the weather finally broke into some reasonably decent riding weather, with the exception of a 15-25 mph wind seemingly swirling and making my 15 mile ride today that much more work.

I’m off to a slow start with my training for my 2013 PMC ride as the result of surgeries, beginning at the start of the year with quad tendon repair on my right leg.  Building up the strength for my ride this year (toned down to an 80 mile, less hilly ride) is a key goal at this time.  Yesterday my muscles certainly had a good workout fighting the wind, which no matter what direction I was heading, always seemed to be trying to make me work harder.  I’m sure it was a personal thing :-).


Officially Registered

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

As of a few minutes ago I have officially registered to ride the 80 mile PMC ride in support of programs and research at the Dana Farber Cancer Instutute. You may support my ride by following this link, and keep following this blog for more about my ride, and some additional information that will surprise you. Thank you for your support!

Looking Ahead to the 2013 PMC Weekend

Monday, May 13th, 2013

My how plans change over time.  When I wrote my last post on December 27th 2012 I had no idea what was in store for me.  I was looking forward to registration opening for the 2013 PMC ride in mid January for previous riders.  However, on December 29th I slipped on ice, and in a hard fall backward managed to pull my left quad tendons off my knee, and so January 4th, 2013 I had surgery for quad tendon repair, and the knowledge of months of rehab.

Faced with a long recovery from the surgery I determined that the probability of my being ready to ride the 2 day PMC was pretty slim, and in fact whether I would even be ready to ride any significant distance by June seemed doubtful.  I was bummed, but hoped to be able do something — but what remained to be seen.

I’ve now been out on the bike 4 times, each ride longer than the previous, and my last one a 27 mile ride.  That was a good test of just how far I need to go with my training, and gave me an excellent sense of my current limits.  Injury recovery just isn’t fun.