(June 21, 2022 – written by Dave)
A quick post just to say woohoo!
Yesterday I had my 6 week check-up with my orthopaedic surgeon. He could hardly find the fracture in the x-ray. Ok, sure, he could find it, he’s an expert. But it was so hard to see that I couldn’t spot it until he highlighted it for me. So all the extra milk, calcium supplements and protein shakes must have done their magic. My collar bone has knitted back together rather nicely, if I do say so myself.
The doc gave me the all clear to ride outside. As luck would have it, the all-clear came just as the weather turned for the good here in Oregon (after one of the wettest springs in recorded history). So today we headed out for a short spin – yes, in my Kitsbow wool jersey. I’ve been on the trainer in the kitchen but outside is clearly different. I was a little nervous but it went well. No pain or CB issues. Even the bumpy goat track Tideland Road was fine – we’re good to go for another adventure.
Thanks to everyone for the supportive messages during my recovery.
Next updates will be from Cycle Oregon later in the summer – we’ve gotten accepted on the Nossa Familia Coffee truck again. Updates to follow on that trip, once my legs and espresso shot pulling muscles are back in shape.