Physical therapy this morning.
The leg was feeling fine until PT.
I actually got to use the eliptical they have there. That was a first.
It felt funny the whole time I was on it. I didn’t like it. I’ll stick to the bike.
I upped the tension myself on the machine that strengthens the quads.
The therapist saw what I had done and asked if it hurt the knee.
I said yeah, a little. He kept lowering the resistance until there was no pain.
At that point it was giving the muscle about 0% workout.
He said it didn’t matter, we don’t want to do anything that stresses the knee.
I don’t know how I’m supposed to build muscle that way.
Afterwards the knee felt like shit.
If I didn’t have a job to go to I would have stayed home.
On the way into work I stopped by bike doc and picked up some flat pedals for the 29".
As soon as I walk in 1 of the floor guys asks if he can help me. I tell him I need some cheap flats for the bike. I don’t plan on using them forever. He takes me over to the carosal display and shows me some $5-$10 pedals that I wouldn’t put on a kids bike. I didn’t know they had stuff that cheap in there. I explained that I wanted something better than that but didn’t want any $100 titanium freeride stuff. He took me to another section.
Why do they hide anything that costs more than $20.00
I ended up with a no-name $25 pair. Atleast they were heavy looked like they’d hold my decreasing body weight.
Also picked up some tubes for the 29". These also were hidden behind the counter.
Although I don’t get in there but once a month they always recognize me as "the guy that bought the 29er". That shows you how many of them that they sell. I always get the same chit chat asking how I like it.
After getting the pedeals, I just had to try the 29 on the trails. As I said before, I’ve been riding the 26" because it has a lower bottom bracket and is easier to mount and dismount. I haven been on the 29 since before surgery.
Ended up at Cedarville after work.
With PT this morning and time constraints I got in 8 miles at a little quicker pace than I had been doing. Getting off the saddle more and more.
Still on the easiest trails though.