Thursday, March 24, 2011

You don't see these everyday

DSCN0072, originally uploaded by rcelliott.

And especially not downtown!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another Rotten Off Season

So, winter has come and gone... Oh wait. I live in Michigan. Winter has come and gone, and come back again for the third time... You get the point. I had high hopes of getting a lot of time on the trainer and putting myself back into some form of better health than I was able to last fall. As you may remember, last fall I had to have shoulder surgery and it took a lot of time to get back to the point where I could even ride. In fact, last fall I was out of commission and in physical therapy from December to May!

This winter was no exception. Usually when the weather turns and the furnaces go on the world gets a nice surprise. I lose my voice. It never fails. I lose my voice for most of every winter. This time was no different. Furnaces go on, voice goes out.

Unfortunately, I noticed that this time the cough was a little worse than normal. I also noticed I was losing energy and getting a fever.. Trip to the doctor. Verdict, pneumonia.

What sucked is that this pneumonia hung around me like a piece of toilet paper from a mall restroom. What? That never happened to you? Anyway, this literally lasted from November to February. Any chance of losing that hundred fifty pounds this winter was lost...

Well, I am still optimistic despite all my venting. The spring has to make its way to the Motor City soon, and I will be on my bike morning, noon, and night. I am not going to miss any opportunity to ride this year.