Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Week And A Half Later...

Well, just made the third run to the recycler guy this morning! We have it worked out that on recycling days we can get the other needed chores done then start our ride to the Post Office and recycle center a little later, that gets us to the recycle guy when he opens at 9:00am!! Pulling the trailer with Rose is definitely an eye opener as to the nuances of drag and resistance and how a recumbent trike reacts. It is truly a workout for me to pull the trailer to the center, very minor grade all the way for 5 miles, and with me just on my second week of recumbent trike riding, I do "huff and puff" a bit!! The recumbent trike is such an amazing machine, I am so happy to be back riding without any pressure on my elbows at all - it has brought the joy and fun back to being out riding again with Wanda! I can hardly wait as we build our strength back up to do our Stater Bros. runs - don't know if that will happen this winter, but we will see!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back To Utility Runs!!

Well, I made my first utility run on 'Rose', it was a run to the recycler dude - very good to be back able to do errands by bike, well trike. I look forward to the day Wanda and I set out for a food/grocery run to Stater Bros. like we used to!! The trike is a completely different animal to ride...I have to learn to relax my shoulders and just lean back and pedal. It pulled the trailer just fine, of course the plastic is a very light load, nonetheless it handled very well. Here's a shot of trike and trailer in the recycling lot:

The Newest Addition...

Well, everything worked out and I was able to pick up the ABT1X...her name is 'Rose'... This is from my first ride to the P.O. - 11.3 miles roundtrip - that's Wanda's Trek Allant behind her.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Everything Is For A Reason...

Well, here we are several weeks past my one year anniversary of filing my Workers Compensation claim and still nothing has been done. There is however light at the end of the tunnel and it isn't a train! My surgery should be scheduled soon and my benefits will be starting again. That being said, the 8 months of back pay is not going to be in the bank anytime soon, so, the Catrike Expedition is on hold - indefinitely. However, I do have a good chance at getting the suspended version of the original trike I was looking at - the Actionbent T1X - for a mere pittance of the Cat Expedition...everything happens for a reason!! As soon as I have the T1X safely home, I'll post some pictures!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Closer, Ever So Closer....

Well, after passing the one year anniversary mark of my Workers Compensation claim, the Insurance Company that represents my former employer, has authorized my surgeries! Yay!! There is light at the end of the tunnel, and it isn't a train!! So, the next hurdle will be for my Attorney to get the retro benefits paid to us - the Insurance Company stopped paying last Dec because no treatment was approved and they said I was fine. OOPS, on their part. It all depends on when the surgery is and when the retro benefits are paid whether the  Expedition is here in time to ride it while I rehab, stay tuned for that.