A New Beginning…

Tomorrow I’m beginning all over again. My arm does not hurt so much any more, I’m still getting pins and needles, some trouble sleeping and it’s not all that strong but it’s good enough to ride and I’m really feeling the need to get going again. I’ve had to make a few modifications to the plan too which I’m not all that happy about but necessary if I want to go.

I’m still unable to wear a backpack of any sort so I’ve had to ditch the bag and get some panniers and a rack for the back. I really didn’t want to go this way but I want to get back on the road again. It’s been 4 weeks of hanging around and that much inactivity is not good for me. Then there is the problem of not having done any riding for that last month. I’m not in what could be described as great shape right now so I’m going to make a few modifications to the route. The Great Ocean Road is by no means flat and on a fixed gear it’ll be a decent challenge fully fit. My arm being as it is, I cannot pull on the bars as I normally do on climbs and being fixed there will be a lot of that. I still plan on tackling the Grampians so I’m going to take the inland route parallel to the coast towards Hamilton. The profile is a lot more forgiving and I’m likely to suffer significantly less as a result.

Honestly I’m not sure if it really is wise because it’s still not feeling good but I’m going to give it a go 🙂

One Response to “A New Beginning…”

  1. flash Says:

    good good luck Ross!
    take care of yourself