No more riding

At least for a while, but I'll get to that in a minute.

Yesterday was "ride it like you stole it day" for me.  It was my last day to ride for a while and I took advantage of it as much as I could.  I took Joey out for a spin before she went off to work and then the rest of the evening was mine.  I hit the back roads and did some of the most aggressive riding I've done in quite some time.  Nothing too far over the speed limit, but I was pushing my own limits on the twisties.  it was great though and I haven't felt quite that "alive" in some time.  It's nice to ride with my group and go on leisurely country rides, but every now and then you have to break out.  Yesterday reminded me of why I usually ride alone.

I took my camera with me, but for some reason I didn't want to stop.  Stopping meant taking me out of my groove and I was having way too much fun to do that.

Now to the reason I won't be riding.  I have to go in for surgery tomorrow and it's going to put me out for a bit.  No heavy lifting for two months, no work and no riding for a minimum of two weeks.  So you can see why I hit the road as hard as I did yesterday.

I have no doubt that I'm going to be a bear to live with and every sunny day is going to make it worse.

I'll report back when it's all said and done.  We'll see how long I'm actually kept off the bike...

12 comments:

Dean "D-Day" said...

Hope the surgery goes well and that it's nothing too serious. Although, staying off the bike for a few weeks is pretty serious in my book. Get well soon.

Giest said...

Thanks, Dean! I appreciate it.

Allen Madding said...

We're praying for a speedy recovery. Hope all goes well and you are back in the saddle soon!

-Peace

Giest said...

Thanks Allen! Definitely going to be missing that saddle...

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Sorry your surgery is coming at such a bad time of year, "such a good time of year to ride". Hope you have a speedy recovery so you can get back out there.

Giest said...

Hey Mr. M. Thanks for the wishes and yeah, it's bad timing.

Micah said...

Hope all goes well, and hope you're back on your bike soon!!

Giest said...

Thanks, Micah. I'm bored and wanting my bike, but I'm doing good.

Chris said...

Get well soon, mate. I'm looking forward to hearing your road tales again once you're back on your bike.

Cheers,

Chris from bikeexif.com

Lucky said...

Giest - Hope all went well with the surgery. Hope you'll be back on two wheels soon.

Cheers,
Lucky

Giest said...

Thanks, Chris! Hoping to be back on the road soon.

Thanks, Lucky! Surgery went perfectly, now it's just a waiting game... *sigh*

KT Did said...

Hope the surgery mends fast and you get to get up and go soon. Take Care!