Thursday, April 28, 2011

The new immune system takes a spin on the bike

Yesterday I had my blood counts tested and my platelets had gone up from 33 last Wed to 119 yesterday. Yoo-hoo! Minimum count for bike riding is 50 so I am now officially blessed to ride the bikes in public again. Quite a milestone. We also added a new member to our family yesterday, celebrating Caitlyn's graduation from grad school and her birthday:

The Specialized Dolce Elite will soon be ripping up the roads around Bozeman, MT. As a break-in ride and celebrating my return to biking we got out for a short ride around Louisville:
Louisville short course

Hematocrit is still only about 70% of my normal so I've got a ways to go before feeling normal on the bike. But boy, it REALLY felt good to get out and ride my book and have it actually move :) 

Following up on the wicked 7 mile ride, we kept it local and hit the Lucky Pie for nuts, olives, pizza and beers. Still not ready to really hit it hard on the alcohol front but I can now drink one beer and enjoy it. 

All in all, a pretty awesome day. Looking for a lot more of these to come!


  1. Congratulations on Graduating, Caitlyn! And Congratulations to George for getting out on the bike.

  2. Thanks for the congrats! The Dulce has a happy new home with me. Great inaugural rides for us and the new immune system! Woo hoo healthy Papa!