Back in the Saddle

I finally got back on my bicycle this week, almost 8 months after knee surgery.  It's more of a psychological milestone, though, than a physical one, since I've actually been working out on a stationary bike for a couple of months. This was just the week I got around to getting my bike in working order again (the tires were completely flat). 

It also happens that it was just a year ago this week that I hopped on my bike and rode down the street to the military hospital to get an MRI prior to seeing the knee specialist.  That was the event that set in motion what was to be my "Year of the Knee." 

At any rate, it felt great to ride again (and without pain), even for a short distance.