Turkey Day – week 8 post op – new schedule

The family and I just got back from Arkansas for Thanksgiving. Lizard, Scooter, Heenaw and I. What is really significant about that, is it is about the 10th year that we have spent building freeride mountain bike stuff at my mom’s house. Dirt jumps, drop offs, skinnies, teeters etc… All of the nieces and nephews spend the week riding their mountain bikes on the whacky stuff that Uncle Joe and Uncle David build. The goal is to make them challenging enough to keep everyone interested, but not to put anyone in the hospital. That has gotten harder and harder every year. It used to be that a simple teeter was a challenge, and then a skinny, and then something elevated. Now it takes all of that combined for a challenging week.

We all love it. They all have become so much better riders over the years.

My knee status is great. Tomorrow I have my 8week follow up doctors appointment. I have great mobility, my quad has come back to probably 80% of the good leg etc… I am up to 35-40 minutes on the trainer at a real heart rate and real effort. I am swimming, riding the rowing machine, lifting weights etc… and of course doing my goofy bending flexing and icing of my knee.

8 weeks is the point that the doctor had originally told me we would start doing some real training. I suspect that means some mild torquing and lateral training. I am ready for that.

Scott has the new van all apart. We are putting in the floor material, the wall to the back, shelving, bike tie down system etc… We will also have to get the stereo upgraded and the cruise control fixed. I am springing for a GPS, because we will need it while driving around the country to find campgrounds and restaurants and Suzuki dealers etc…

I am selling a couple of small bikes on Craigslist. XR 100’s for sale. I will be getting the 2006 YZ that I rode this past season up for sale as well.

Winter is here. There is a bit of snow on the ground. The high temperature is only in the 30’s. But, there is only 103 days till the first GNCC.

Joe

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