Cycling in Sydney Australia
Eight weeks ago I woke up, jumped out of bed, and almost collapsed on the floor. Overnight my right knee had swollen. It could handle a little weight but not much. A trip to a Physio, the first of many, identify the problem as a slight tear of the meniscus. Apparently this is a common cycling injury. But more worryingly, my knee mechanics were all out of alignment. Slowly we started retraining and strengthening both of my knees. As the weeks went on, the exercises got harder, and I kept telling myself 'one more week and I'll be back on the bike'. Eight weeks later, with more injuries and sickness, I am planning my first test ride tomorrow morning, provided I'm still awake after Galibier.
It has been a strange, uncomfortable torture not being able to ride while watching le Tour. But hopefully, it'll all be fine tomorrow.