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.

5 comments:

Charlotte said...

OUCH!
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