Sunday, April 5, 2009

Springtime Without Chemo


Ice skating season is over in practice - my local ice rink is closed until late fall. This saves a bunch on electricity and also forces me to find alternatives. Since I love in-line skating on five-wheeler speedskates, it's not a big problem. I also like cycling. It's a lot easier on the body than in-lining on a bad surface (and most are). In-line wheels are made of solid polyurethane rubber and they transmit all the tiny bumps right up your legs. Pneumatic bicycle tires are a great invention - they absorb those high-frequency vibrations very well. I'm sure you've noticed how solid rubber tires are no longer in vogue. :)


Spring cleaning of in-line skates is a time to relax and bond with ones equipment. Bearings and wheels must be disassembled and evaluated.





Skating along the Charles River is quite convenient and the path on the Boston side, near BU has been recently redone. It is quite smooth and flat. The Charles river bike path is named after Dr. Paul Dudley White, a prominent Boston physician and cardiologist.

4 comments:

Frances said...

Ahhhh, isn't it refreshing? I'm glad your fingers are non-neuropathic enough to take those skates apart! I hope they stay non-neuropathic enough to put them back together too.

I've been enjoying a chemo-free spring too. Every day I start to cry thinking about what comes so simply this year and I couldn't have done last year. Like swimming with my kids. Or cleaning up dog barf (he ate a box of chocolates). Or going grocery shopping for pesach. Seriously, I cried in the check-out line.

Here's to many more chemo-free springs!!!

Majormom said...

Woo-Hoo!...
I am so happy for you!
Many hugs and ton of love!!!

Sandy

Majormom said...

Woo-Hoo!...
I am so happy for you!
Many hugs and tons of love!!!

Sandy

DaveC said...

Thanks Sandy and Frances. I'm glad you checked out my blog. :)

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