May 2019 Update

May 2019 update, not a lot to say this month. After touring for a couple of weeks, I’ve bored you enough with my daily posts!

Water, walled city

I had my pre-op at the beginning of the month, so we’re all ready to go back into the hospital! Although I don’t think it will be for a month or two. That’s assuming my hip will hold up, as its pretty loose now! If I catch a bump wrong or forget and just go marching off, I can feel it move around, and it causes me a sharp pain! But hopefully, it’ll last for a while longer.

A Short Trip Away & Accident

I decided to go back to the New Forest for the night at the beginning of the month, to try out a new tent, but I’ll talk about that another time.

Tent bike trees ponies
Back in the New Forest

On the ride down, I managed to crash into some brambles! Maybe I was going a bit too fast, or more than likely as I think, I just wasn’t paying attention!

There’s one part of the route that goes down a gravel track, and it was there that I had my incident! I knew the gravel was a bit deep and very awkward on a fully loaded bike. But as I said I wasn’t paying attention! When I hit the gravel, I immediately felt the front wheel start to go! Worried about putting my leg down so suddenly! I decided to turn the wheel and headed for a bramble bush instead!

Man with cut on face
The consequence of not paying attention

No damage, just a few cuts and grazes! I was more worried about my pride! There was a runner close behind me, so I quickly pulled myself out from the brambles and rode off!

Future Plans

I’m hoping to go away again in the coming month, although I doubt I’ll be going too far away, I am a little concerned that my hip will pop out! Which was one of the reasons for sticking close to the coast on my recent trip to France. I thought that if anything were to happen, I could probably manage to get home, or somebody could come and get me!

All the videos from my trip to Paris in March are now available to watch on YouTube.

2 Replies to “May 2019 Update”

  1. Hi Garry! All this privacy policy and cookie acceptance – It’s beyond me. Did you get to use that little ferry over to Dinard? I’ve had that encounter with brambles. Good luck with the op.

    1. It’s all beyond me too, and a real pain!
      I’m not too sure that ferry is still going. I did have a little look before, as I was thinking of cycling down to Nantes.

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