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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 5981
Location: Maine

6/26/18 1:47 PM

Thanks Greg

I'd say you've shown fortitude beyond anything I've needed.

I love Maine and it's not to blame for my various debacles - well, in the South I guess I wouldn't have fallen iceskating on a river, but I'm sure I could find something else.

Where are you now? I recall you were moving down into horse country somewhere. I'm getting involved in a legal project in eastern Kentucky, and should be spending some time down there, around Prestonsburg. Gotta be some good riding I'm thinking.

And a day after the shot my knee feels great. I know it's just the top of the first inning, not getting excited yet.

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greglepore
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 1623
Location: SE Pa, USA

6/27/18 8:29 AM

Still in Pa until August, then on to Charlottesville. If you get down that way, by all means give me a shout, there is great riding all along the Blue Ridge.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3149
Location: Springfield

6/27/18 12:22 PM

I lived in Keswick for a few years, on a little road called "Clark's Tract." Yes, William Clark's tract of land granted to him after he and Meriwether Lewis returned from their expedition.

Lot's of history out there, nuggets like that all over the place. Nice riding too, rolling, tree canopy routes are not hard to find.

Despite living most of my life on the east coast I thought the summer would be less tropical next to the mountains. It isn't. But it isn't South Carolina either.

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greglepore
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
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Location: SE Pa, USA

6/27/18 2:43 PM

Funny, I learned to swim at the Keswick club before it was the ritzy joint it is now. Big money over there these days.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3149
Location: Springfield

6/27/18 2:56 PM

So you know the summer climate.

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 5981
Location: Maine

6/29/18 4:07 AM

Shot report

So far the cortisone shot has been extremely effective. The swelling in the knee is way down and the knee feels normal. This makes me realize how screwed up it has been, for a long time actually. Can't wait to ride, but I'm off the bike for a week.

How long it lasts is a crapshoot, as the ortho says. I'll keep up the PT and build up activity gradually.

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4116
Location: Nashua, NH

6/29/18 6:09 AM

I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better; after all of the physical issues you've had, you deserve a break. Hopefully, you'll be good to go for Bike Maine in September.

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April
Joined: 13 Dec 2003
Posts: 6382
Location: Westchester/NYC

6/29/18 7:08 AM


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The swelling in the knee is way down and the knee feels normal. This makes me realize how screwed up it has been, for a long time actually.

That sounds good. Hopefully, it breaks the bad cycle and you're on your way back to normal.

Now you just have to be real careful in ramping back up so you don't trigger the swelling again.

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 5981
Location: Maine

6/29/18 7:37 AM

Thanks Brian and April

Yes, I'm taking it slow, hoping to just get everything working well mechanically this year without worrying too much about endurance, etc.

Brian, before BikeMaine I'm registered for the PEI Gran Fondo in August, which I know you've enjoyed. If I do that I doubt I'll do the long ride. With both events I'll do them to the extent I feel I can, but if I'm not there physically I won't worry about it.

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4116
Location: Nashua, NH

6/29/18 2:49 PM

We didn't do the long ride and never felt like we missed out on anything. We had a lot of fun, made a new friend and the ride was plenty hard enough. Enjoy yourself, that's what it's all about at our age!

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