Here he comes,
riding down the street,
hairy legs like a monkey,
smilin' at everyone he meets!
OK guys and gals, I am officially back on the road. Nobody wanted me to do it, but I simply couldn't handle the that trainer any longer. I missed the road, the sun, and the camaraderie. This is not to say I have recovered though. Right now, I am concentrating on riding without crashing. Not that I particularly wanted to crash before, but now I really, really do not want to go down. I figure I have two more weeks of healing until my bones can handle it. Until then, big group rides are off-limits.
During my 5 weeks off the road, I lost about 20 watts and gained 5 pounds. Not too bad, all things considered. I also made some other significant changes. If you didn't catch the monkey reference, it is true: I am going fully fuzzy. That's right; I haven't shaved my legs in 5 weeks. Yet, I am OK with it. My wife tells me it’s perfectly normal for a man to have hairy legs. Besides, when I get my butt kicked by other furry guys like Aaron, Dominic, and Tracy C., I figure if they can do it, then I can too.
I haven't yet made any other real changes, but I figure along with the hairy legs, I was thinking of