Last Tuesday, my Sports Doc confirmed there were no fractures in my heel bones. I am, in fact, suffering from a stubborn Insertional Achilles Tendonitis. He said I can bike, but to alleviate pain in my bone while wearing my runners, he recommended Bunga pads (basically, a gel cushion used by hockey players). I went far & wide in search of these pads last Friday. I ended up buying Gel Achilles Protectors – more expensive but I thought they would work better than Bunga pads (here I go again thinking I’m smarter than professionals) 😕
The agenda for my Supercycle commuter is to install lights & pump up my tires……DONE!
I need to test-ride it to ensure I’ll be OK tomorrow. With my Achilles Protector on, out I went for my 1st ride since my injury! My goodness, it was like a prisoner breaking out of a jail. It felt GREAT! 😀 I missed biking so much. My Achilles didn’t hurt while biking; I felt it slightly when starting & stopping. I think I can handle that. I just have to pay attention to my limits & not have another setback!! 🙄
Next up, my Louis Garneau roadie! I finally tackled my procrastinated task to install the Specialized wireless cyclocomputer.
1st, install the steering column mount bracket.
Then the speed sensor & magnet. I think they will both fly out if I go over a bump. They don’t seem secure!! 😕
My MEC Microwedgie Seat Bag is next! I’m putting all my essentials in it…..
- Patch kit
- Planet Bike CO2 tire inflator
- Bike tube
- Tire levers
I just need to pump my tires & study the instructional booklet for my cyclocomputer! I tested out the cyclocomputer – the sensor seems to be picking up the signal. I’ll cross my fingers & hope I did it correctly!
I have to wake up super early for Bike to Work Day tomorrow. It’ll be more tiresome than going to work, but it’s worth it! Please don’t rain on me!! 😀