Due to a recent minor surgery, I'm temporarily stoved up. DOCTOR'S ORDERS - no bike riding for 4-6 weeks. OUCH! (That hurts way more than the incision, which is healing up nicely at this point. That incision is where body meets bike-saddle; I'll not go into more detail than that.)
In the meantime, I'm riding the city bus, and gazing jealously at people on their bikes.
I'm grateful for my overall excellent health. I attribute that good health at least partially to my regular bicycling.
"You don't quit riding a bike because you get old; you get old because you quit riding a bike."
(You can quote me on that.)
I had surgery to fix a chronic but non-malignant condition, and I've been contemplating it for years. I would've preferred getting it done in January or February, but I couldn't get started without my doctor, and he was available in March. In any case, it's now a waiting game. I anticipate accumulating some miles in April, and quickly getting back to full speed.
(My doctor is sympathetic - he knows how much I enjoy, and rely on, cycling, since I come to all my routine checkups - at the St. Lukes Meridian complex - on bicycle. But not for now... "do-over" is NOT an option!)