Little feat

I’m not jumping for joy yet, but spring seems to have sprung nicely.

My new sailin’ shoe.

Tootsie Voodoo said I could lose the Darth Gimp boot and crutches, so I traded up for a lace-up brace that I can wear with socks and shoes.

I may have limped in just under the wire, too. Management was said to be mulling whether to reschedule all non-acute cases.

“Sorry, bub. Here’s a hacksaw. You’ll have to find your own peg and parrot. Next!”

Sounds like a great excuse to do the “Old Folks’ Boogie.”

So you know that you’re over the hill
When your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill
Try and get a rise from an atrophied muscle,
And the nerves in your thigh just quivers and fizzles


20 Responses to “Little feat”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Yea!!!!! Gimpy but not broken!

  2. khal spencer Says:

    You are gonna get a shoe over that?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Already have. First, a Teva sandal, and second, a Vasque Clarion boot. I just went outdoors for a 0.6-mile ride. Flat pedals. Felt real creepy. But so did the first rides with the broken collarbone(s) and dislocated finger/thumb.

      Downsized to a low-rise Vasque Mantra, pulled off the front fender, and went out for some mo’. Mucho bettero, as we say south of the border. Two big miles. You can’t stop me!

      Vasque Mantra

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Were you riding the Rivendell?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      No, I went for the Soma Double Cross, with the swept-back Albatross bars. It’s a smaller frame, very upright position, and I wanted to make sure I could deal easily with all the bits and pieces of riding a two-wheeler in a partial state of collapse.

      I might try the Soma Saga (canti) next. Or the Riv. I’d like to ride for maybe 45 minutes tomorrow, weather permitting.

  3. JD Dallager Says:

    Flat pedals win medals!!!!! Go PO’G!!!!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      They sure feel odd after a steady diet of SPDs, JD. Still, I’m glad I put the flat pedals on the Double Cross some months back (I needed its SPDs for a review bike).

      The rim-brake Soma Saga now has flats, too. And I might put flats on the old DBR mountain bike, because it could be nice to have its suspension fork and seatpost to minimize impacts as the infrastructure continues to crumble.

  4. Libby Says:

    Great progress!

  5. Larry T. atCycleItalia Says:

    Enjoy it while you can as my guess is ya’ll gonna be restricted to home soon enough since estimates are YOO-ESS-AAAY is about 3 weeks behind us here in It’ly in the Covid-19 derby.
    Meanwhile, some Chinese virus experts came over here to help….can you imagine Don the Con welcoming that???
    Can’t believe Pence, Falwell and the rest haven’t prayed the virus away by now. We’ll skip the obvious “Why would Gawd send the virus to the USA in the first place?” question, OK?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I dunno if the nitwits who are theoretically in charge over here have the stones to do anything beyond bailing out financial institutions and giant corporations.

      “Here, have some Krugerrands for the panic room. Don’t forget the caviar and Champagne. Could be a rough ride.”

      Localities and states seem to be the ones actually, like, you know, like, doing shit, an’ shit.

      • Larry T. atCycleItalia Says:

        The locals can do all they want but remember they tried that here in Italy. When word got out the north would be quarantined people fled to the south, bringing the virus with them. The same thing will happen if Newsom closes CA or Cuomo closes NY.
        Before 2016 we had people who would deal with these things nation-wide, now it’s every billionaire for himself and the schlubs who pay taxes will what, get $1000 of their own money back? That’ll show the virus who is the boss! MAGA!

  6. Herb from Michigan Says:

    Well here in the mitten state I smugly thought I had a sixer of Guinness squirreled away for emergency days like this. What!! It’s gone! Who would do such a thing…toilet paper or eggs I could understand them coming for. But not me Guinness. There is a small, slim, outside chance I might have drunk them all back in February when I and the rest of the world were happy go lucky.

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