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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 22nd, 2015, 11:22 am Thread Starter
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FIRST ride this year

Saturday I threw my leg over the seat that has been gassed up since the 29th of December to make my first ride of the year. It's been a very strange year for me physically.
I filled up at the end of December to get ready for the South Central New Years Day Ride to Waco but since the weather was forecast for a high of 28* and sleet, no one went.
January had wind and wet so I stayed parked. February brought me back to the Dr. for a boot I had to wear for seven weeks so no boots or blue jeans.
At the end of March I had eye surgery in my left eye for cataracts and went three weeks to go back for my checkup. Then the Dr. decided to do my right eye. Another three weeks of not seeing very well. Astigmatism so I could not read without my glasses for over a month. Finally the day came for me to get my new glasses so I could go out and enjoy the world. The frame broke in the lad and they had to order another pair......from Japan. Still cannot see the computer except the stupid signs and banners on Facebook so no coming to the LT Site and see what is going on.
At the end of May, Rhonda was going to have trigger finger surgery on both hands and would be unable to grab anything. No problem since i am here. One week from work turned into six due to infection (thank you type 1 diabetes) so she needed a lot of help with both hands bandaged up.
Fast forward to Saturday the 18th, I filled up my tires to the proper PSI, knocked off the dirt daubers and spiders and hosed off the bike. I rode. It was only about 170 miles but I rode. I rode with my wife. I rode for the first time in a long time. All that earlier crap that happened in the first part of the year was no longer, cause I rode.
I am gonna make a quick ride this Saturday to grab a burger with my Son-In-Law who just starter ridding a few months ago and my daughter will be sitting behind me while we go.

Sorry for the long post, just ranting and good to "see" ya'll again.
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Howdy, Bud. Glad you and the bride finally got on the horse for the first time in a long stretch. Got some good times coming up - I hope you and Rhonda have all the troubles behind y'all and finish out the year on a high note. BTW - whazzup with the bike wash?? Didn't you used to find a rain storm to ride thru and take care of that leetle chore? 😉 😉 Best to you folks always.
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Glad you finally made it out "Bones" I had that type of thing go on for all of last year and only made it out on the bike once the entire year between work, health, rain and other commitments.

This year is going to be different and have already been out several times and plan on many more. Mine are usually short day rides of 200 or less but I enjoy them none the less.

Keep the rubber side down.

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Sorry to hear of the medical issues but glad to hear you are back in the saddle now.
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Glad to hear from you. We have hade medical issues at our house also. as I'm still working Saturdays and can not do the Saturday ride thingy, how bout a Sunday lunch at that fish place near you?

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Hey Homey.....RTE coming up! Glad both of ya are healed/healing up!!

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