This sucks. Â Apparently going on a 25-mile ride after not having biked for two weeks, then adding a week’s worth of daily commuting trips was too much for my right knee. Â It started to hurt about a week and a half ago, so I purposefully did not ride at all for six days. Â I figured that would be enough to give my knee a rest and let it heal.
Well, apparently I was wrong. Â During my commute to work today, my knee began to hurt almost as soon as I left home. Â Yes, it was a victorious commute, as I broke a record for cold-weather cycling, but a sore knee is still no fun. Â And with all the group rides I have coming up, apparently I need some time off the bike.
So I’m going to get in touch with some friends who are much more experienced cyclists and ask their advice. Â Let’s hope that I’m back up and biking soon. Â In the meantime, I plan to continue to my writing here, only not doing much riding.
I was really excited when I watched the local news last night. Â The weather guy was predicting a really cold night here in Memphis. Â This means that I would have a really cold ride to work this morning. Â And the weather did not disappoint.
This is a screenshot I took with my iPhone as I was leaving for work.
Yep, 18Âº Fahrenheit. Â Pretty frickin’ freezing. Â Actually, the bike ride was not that bad. Â My knee has been bugging me so I rode rather slowly, but when I got to work I was feeling rather toasty. Â Comfortable even. Â (Read more here about my cold-weather biking gear.)
I can’t say I’ll be disappointed when the weather warms up in the spring, but I am enjoying these frigid temperatures while they’re here.
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