05 November 2008

November Rain

I'm back on my bike after successfully dislocating my knee while dancing at a wedding reception. I turned, knee popped out of joint, back into joint, lost balance, hit the floor spread-eagle on my back, in my fancy red bridesmaid's dress no less. Classy as always...

This is day three of 70 + degrees. It's November 5th. Not sure what's going on, but I'll take it! Unless of course this is a result of global warming...which is one of the things I'm trying to improve by bicycling...hrmmm.

All of that behind me, my knee has mended to 95% and all is well. We'll see if I can managed to emerge unscathed from wedding and wedding party number two in the coming weeks.

I don't think I mentioned that I purchased an additional bicycle? It is a 1970's Schwinn Continental, with a "Root beer" paint job. I was so excited to have friction shifting for the hills along my commute. I still love and ride my three speed Raleigh Coasting, but the auto-shifting and three speeds wasn't doing my knees any favors.

I also purchased a little knogg frog headlight in pink. I adore it, and it well matches my Starbright model Nutcase helmet.

Don't have any photos of the bicycle as of yet, but will try to get some posted soon.


Charlotte said...

I don't think I've heard of a dislocated knee before. I think that may be my new phobia. Hope you heal that last 5% soon!

Toronto Bike Chic said...

3 speeds are not that knee friendly..but they are so cute... i've got busted ankles.. but theres snow outside.. hope santa brings your better knees for spring...

Jenny Lee J said...

Hi Mackenzie.

I think you took a picture of me and my coworker as we started to head home on our bikes this summer--him in a blazer and me in a skirt, becasue you said we'd make a great example of how you don't have to wear spandex to ride a bike. Do you have that pic? Could I get a copy? It doesn't look like it was ever posted.

Mackenzie said...

Hi Jenny,
I am so sorry! Soon after I took that picture I went into slacker mode come everything other than school in my life. Let me find it here! Thanks a boatload for finding me and reminding me!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are back on the bike and almost fully recovered; extra points for not being a 100% - yet still back riding.

Sorry to hear about the knee, but if you can find humor in it you'll always be better off. Red bridesmaid dress, spread eagle
- you paint a great picture.
Do humor me and tell me if the guests were treated to a view of red panties?

- your West Coast fan & fellow 3speed rider