Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Update and 5 Borough Bike Tour

Well, it has been a good 8 months since my last post! It has been a rather difficult time for me since I last wrote. Been in and out of doctors' and specialists' offices with a severe ankle problem. It would appear that my tarsal coalition has been exacerbated somehow...I don't believe it is related to biking though. Basically, I have a bone fusion that I was born with in both ankles that limits my range of motion and can cause pain if inflamed. After xrays, MRIs, CTs and other tests, there really is nothing that can be done.

The only thing preventing surgery at the moment is a shot of cortisone that was shot up into my foot and ankle bone. Seems to be holding off the inflammation and pain for now, but after months of being in and out of casts and crutches it is great relief.

Now that I am on the mend, I signed up for the 42 mile NYC 5 Borough Bike Tour and completed that on Sunday. It rained the entire time. It reminded me of my first few days along the Oregon coast - and how much I miss biking! It was a fun tour, but a lot of congestion led to a lot of stopping. I think I prefer the open road. I'll stick to that in my future biking adventures.

Anyhow, planning new trips and new adventures at the moment, but also needing to get back to work...it has been over a year of unemployment and I have enjoyed every minute!


Piper said...

Hi Elizabeth! Happy to see you did the 5 Boro's Ride too... what a hell of a day :D I really enjoyed it though, not like touring in the rain because at least you know you have somewhere warm and dry to go to at the end of the day! I would love to chat with you more about your recent tour as I am gearing up to do something similar....

anderhi said...

Great blog! It looks like you aren't touring nowadays which must be hard. I'm going on my first self supported tour with some fellow girlfriends. Www.anderhi.tumblr.com

I was going to take my sweet puppy on this trip with me, but I was worried about hauling extra weight throughout the south. I'd love to talk to you further about your experience
Touring with a dog.