My knee is still swollen but only mildly. There are still niggles of discomfort moving my right arm but it's functional. Will all this be sorted in a week? I really, really hope so.
On top of all of this, the weather is increasingly biker-friendly and there are oh so many places to see, roads to ride, places to visit, biker groups meeting up... I could go on. And I just have to settle for being the passenger in a 4-wheeled cage to get around while all of life moves by. Sigh.
But, I am grateful. I am alive. I am here. I am present.
Being still (or off the bike... same thing) for weeks on end has given me much pause for thought on the things which really bring me joy. Riding a motorised two-wheeler is right up there in the top three. What's a woman to do but do what brings you joy? I've also planned the purchase of extra protective gear and full body heating clothing for cooler days. I won't be riding any faster than before and, for sure, I'll be extra cautious. However, I've fantasised that these will make my riding experience even nicer.
I've mapped out a couple local runs and even an ambitious dash on the continent. I'm not sure I'll have enough time for the latter but the locals are very do-able. Plus, there's the Brighton Burn-Up and a few others similar I'm looking forward to.
One more week and it's on, baby. Yeah!