Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Getting a longer leash

Well, we spent lovely morning on Monday with the x-ray technician and a lovely morning this morning with the orthopedic surgeon. The good news is that the rickster is getting a longer leash! He'll probably still feel a bit too tethered to me, but at least he'll get a chance to make a little mischief.

Stationary trainer = YES
Driving = YES (if supervised at first and in-town to start)
Weaning off crutches = YES (starting with one on the left and moving to none as he chooses)
Travel = YES (in late October - Hawaii, here we come!)

Cycling on the road = NO (Maybe in time for Thanksgiving, though!)

Meanwhile, in other news....

We're planning to take the momma and papa to Quebec next Sept. to ride the "Route Verte" for her 60th b-day - just in time to see the fall colors. The "Route Verte" guide just came today so we can start strategizing. Also, the route was just named by National Geographic as the best cycling trail in the world. So, I'm getting pretty excited about it.


CyclistRick said...

She did not say supervision - just local and slow at first. But we will let you supervise so you feel comfortable with me driving, again.

Guess I do not need to post anything now since you beat me to it ;-)

Velo Bella said...

I've ridden most of that path a couple of times. wonderful.

I've got pics somewhere i should dig out.

and congrats on progress....

love that you do have a different interpretation of the driving restrictions!

velogirl said...

rick used that exact same phrase with me -- "longer leash." is that what the doc said verbatim?

CyclistRick said...

VeloGirl - well, she used 'longer leash' but Chatty used it first; at the start of the visit the doc asked her if I had been good, then Chatty said yes but I was hoping for a longer leash now.

chatterbox said...

rick - yeah, I might have added my own interpretation to the instructions (want to make sure you don't get in too much trouble).

vb - see above :) If you have some pics from Route Verte, it would be great to see them - or if you have a section you particularly like, please tell us!

vg - Yes, I initiated the phrase this morning. It's stuck for now!

Chris said...

Good for Rick! He will be back to poppin' wheelies in no time.