Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Great Weekend

River view near Moose Lake
A group coming through a tree tunnel, which
provide some shade and wind relief on hot
summer days.

Another river view

Let's see Boonen ride these cobbles!

I got out last weekend for about 7 hours of saddle time last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The weather was perfect, the knee held up well, and did some exploration of the area back roads and trails for future rides.
The stitches were pulled and the knee inspected by the surgeon yesterday. All good, get back to normal life again, just keep up the exercise, keep the weight down, and all will be OK. At least for a few years. He showed me the pictures and it didn't look good. a large chunk of cartilage was removed, the meniscus tears were quite evident, and the knee cap is worn pretty deep. Probably won't be able to avoid a knee replacement down the road. But for now, just keep it strong and don't do anything dumb or extreme. I'll try, but I can't promise anything. I'm just not a sit around type.


Lori said...

That looks like a fantastic place for a ride!!! Except for the cobbles....

Boz said...

Yes, it is. The paved state trail runs from Duluth to Mpls, on an old railroad grade. Small towns dor the route, so you're never far from civilization. I'll post more pics from along the way in the future.

Lori said...

Sounds like it could be a nice vacation (away from the steamy south) - any B & B's along the route?

Boz said...

I'll check around and see what I can find.