I finally got cleared by my doctor to ride yesterday!
We found out after an X-ray and an MRI that the hip/pelvis wasn't fractured or broke, just bruised all to hell. That was a big relief as I'd been googling hip fracture recovery and realizing I was possibly looking at four to six months of recovery. My wonderful wife was also realizing that if I had to be off the bike for that time frame she was going to need to stock up on a lots of tranquilizers and was also lining up places for me to swim, (or in my case, beat the water into submission). While I was cleared to be back on the bike, walking is still
challenging, (I managed a mile with the dog yesterday and was done).
Being up on my feet is limited to about an hour or so before the hip is
Actually what my doctor told me is that cycling would help my hip as long as I didn't fall off the danged thing again, and took it easy, just ride around the block a couple times.
Taking it easy and just riding around the block are not something really I'm used to doing when I'm on the bike, especially the CA2.0 as that bike just flat out wants to run.
To keep myself honest and stop myself from pushing hard and chasing other cyclists I asked my wife to ride with me, that way, if I got a case of the stupids, she could smack me and knock some sense into me.
We ended up with 13.6 miles and change at a 13.8 average. No Strava segments were chased, no other riders caught, no long distance ridden, but I was just happy to be back on the bike.