Ride: First ride of the year
Date: April 27
First ride of the year. First ride since Thanksgiving. The c6-c7 herniation in my neck has pretty much made a bike ride unwise since July, 2017. I thought I was okay to ride in October. When Tony was over for Thanksgiving dinner we made plans to ride the next day. I did 40km and felt good. That lasted a couple of days and then the nerve pinched again and still hasn't returned to normal. Fortunately it's just manifesting as numb fingertips so I thought a shorter test ride was in order. I picked a gentle route with as little climbing as I could manage in Victoria. Up to Cedar Hill X-road, Gordon Head and back via the Lochside trail to downtown. The new Johnson St. bridge has a great new bike crossing and it was a nice ride on a warm day. The bad news...I am in miserable shape. The good news...I didn't have a heart attack. And two days later no symptoms have appeared and I only have a crampy calf muscle to complain about. More rides this week. I hope.