I don’t know whether it is the spring like weather we are finally having, or the encouragement of one of my students., but I am filled with optimism for the cycling season.
For the past three years, I have been a member of the Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club. I have mostly enjoyed the camaraderie of the group rides. Last year, due to a clotted artery, I stopped cycling after a few weeks, thinking it was a muscle pull and that I needed time to rest and recover. I was wrong. By the time everything was diagnosed, the cycling season had come to an end.
I did manage to end the year on a high note and make it to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam to cycle across the three countries. It wasn’t pain free, but somehow I managed. Since then, I have improved my circulation and while I do not expect it to be pain free, I am hoping to at least ride in the C group this year.
So, today, in that spirit of optimism, I signed up for the Newmarket Eagles again. I don’t really know when I will have the chance to ride, but I hope it will be in the near future. Of course, I had better start pedalling the stationary bike.