I have been on a bicycle since I remember. Of course there have been times when I didn’t ride one, like when I lived in London. But for must of my life, I have enjoyed riding one.
For the past two months, due to knee arthrosis, I hardly walked. I’m using a cane to help go through daily tasks. At first, I didn’t like the idea. “I’m not that old”, “I’m going to look as an elderly person”. But actually, it’s really a great object. And, after all, I’m 64, I am old.
At first, I was thinking that my knee wouldn’t recover. It was really painful, and looked like there was no improvement. But today was the day: I got up on my bicycle and ride for 5.5 km. A smooth ride, no hurry, not much effort.
The feeling was incredible. To be on the machine, feeling the air on my face, pedaling again.
I will be using the cane for a time, but knowing that tomorrow I may be riding, makes me very happy.