One year later and my leg?
It’s been a year since my crash…
Never did get surgery for these breaks and now my foot is about 3 degrees out of placement and although I did a ton of PT, hired a personal trainer I am left with a leg that does not perform as it did prior to the accident. I went hiking in the White Mountains a few weeks ago and it was at that time my leg weakened quickly to the point it felt like a peg leg.
The fall foliage in New Hampshire was amazing though and worth every limp. 😉
This past weekend was my first decent ride since I have moved to Connecticut. Went out with some gals from New England, Minna and Victoria.
We went to a famous biker cafe in Village Falls, CT. Never knew about this place until yesterday. Located in the upper Northwest corner of CT. Great waffles and tons of riders.
After breakfast we headed to Mount Greylock in Massachusetts. I like living up here. Great places to ride or drive and you can hit many states all in one day. Easier to get around than being on Long Island. Different riding than when I was in BC, Canada. Miss Canada, but adjusting to being back in the USA.
As I headed out in the morning the temperature was 37 F. At the end of the day it was 73 F. My perfect temperature is 58 F ;-). Beautiful ride from Bloomfield, CT to Village Falls.
My conclusion after this weekend is this…perhaps my leg needs more time to get stronger or this is as good as it gets. Riding my F8 doesn’t feel the same. I don’t have the same confidence I had prior to the break. It’s always been a tall bike but now? Feels taller. I don’t have the strength in my right leg to even really hold the bike up if it leans to the right. Makes me feel a bit anxious which I never felt before all of this.
She looks big eh? I will keep at it. See if I can get my leg stronger and ride with confidence. Who knows maybe it will take another year as some say. Felt great to get out and meet new people. My job still owns me until probation ends in January. I love the work I do but not 100% I love where I work. Still going through changes. My life has been so up and down since 2014. I want to feel settled but for now the only thing constant in my life is my partner of now almost 2 years.