Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Laying it down: no more bike jail

My new mounting technique
It's been 12 days since I was last on the bike. I needed to find a way to get ON the bike. I can walk and pedal without much issue**, it's the mounting of the bike that twists the knee to a point where it doesn't feel stable. So, I wondered if laying the bike on the ground, straddling the frame and then pulling the bike upright while it's underneath me would work.
It did.
While it's a very silly, awkward thing to see, it serves its purpose: getting me out on the bike.

Outta bike jail!

Testing out the handlebar extender and sturdier camera mount

Yaaaa! 4.62 miles!

** your mileage may vary when it comes to 'not much issue'. For me, that means "no Quasimodo-like gait" or "just the average limp".

I'm also thrilled with the results of a reflective black tape that blends in almost perfectly with the black racks:

Looks like the total mileage for the year is 3,969. I think I like this number, it's full of odd numbers divisible by 3. Very round, very satisfying. 

1 comment:

  1. Red congrats on your jailbreak! It's very frustrating to be unable to ride.

    That's some impressive mileage; you have me beat.


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