This photo was taken Saturday morning last, as Consolation and I prepared for our first ride since the dog attack that sidelined me for nine weeks with a torn hamstring.
Almost everyone to whom I mentioned that I was finally back in the saddle said something like, "That must feel really good!"
Well...sort of. The truth is, Consolation and I ran into a spot of difficulty almost immediately. Here, we're discussing whether she'll cross a weedy trench.
It was a long conversation, but she finally agreed to give it a try.
See, that wasn't so bad!
The ride that followed was...interesting. (Read: Frustrating and exhausting. Lord have mercy, the balking issue is back.)
But, I wouldn't have traded those four miles for the world.
By the way, I'm really happy with my new riding helmet. I went with the Tipperary Sportage again.
This is my third Sportage. The previous two suffered ignominious fates -- one from a header off a bolting greenie that hit the brakes a few years ago, and the other from that fall on my back in April. I survived both tumbles with no apparent brain damage (though, admittedly, it's hard to tell) -- so why mess with success?
Tipperary has made a few changes to the Sportage since I bought my previous one. I find that the new model fits better, has a slightly lower profile, and is more attractive in matte charcoal than the previous, shiny version. Looking for a helmet recommedation? This is mine.
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