Hwy 10, West of Mandan

Hwy 10, West of Mandan

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wrapping up the Year

I feel I’ve come full circle with this post, announcing a shoulder surgery not unlike what was done in October 2012.  This time it’s the left side, but the same situation (torn labrum and rotator cuff, bone spurs, etc.).  Assuming all goes well tomorrow, it’ll be a winter of physical therapy to regain lost flexibility and strength.  Thank goodness shoulders come in pairs.  I have no interest in going through this a third time.

The cycling year ended modestly following Chief Joseph 300k.  I stuck to my commuter, riding to and from work mostly.  Commuting, in fact, accrued the most mileage for the year among my five riding categories.  Total mileage decreased significantly compared to previous years.  Will that trend continue in 2016?

Ride time Mileage
Ride Cumulative Cumulative
Bike count hh:mm:ss km
Road 0 0:00:00 0
Mountain 1 0:41:03 10
Commuter 45 58:34:33 1257
Gravel 18 23:33:16 456
Randoneering 9 36:08:46 735
TOTAL 73 118:57:38 2460


  1. I hope everything has gone well for your left shoulder. So you could improve on the 2,460 km of mileage you accumulated last year! :)

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  2. Thanks, Lisa. A successful surgery but a very long recovery. Still in physical therapy, with 3-4 months of additional strengthening/flexibility work on my own. Accordingly, ride plans for 2016 are modest. Synopsis: Take care to not injure your shoulders... ...it's a long journey back.