I had my first mainly pain free weekend since September 2012 with some gentle riding and a bit of digging that I really enjoyed.
I finally feel like I am finally recovering so would like to organise a "Big Thank You Pootle" for all the friends and aqaintences who have helped me through the last 9 months. Loads of great support from friends and random STWers with special thanks (in no particular order) to:
Rob the Beer - Bringing me barrels of beautiful beer when I couldn't walk
Robin the Cider Barrel - Driving me to pubs full of beautiful beer when I couldn't drive
Ian and the rest of the Thursday night mob - After ride drinking of beautiful beer with me when I couldn't ride with them
Lots of other kind words and support from others so everyone is welcome to join, even those who are just 'crash-curious'.
Not really got a plan other than meeting on a Saturday or Sunday morning at Southampton Bike Park around 10:30am.
Faffing and willy waving until 11am when we set off for a couple of hours around Lordswood.
1pm when it is back to my house for tea and cakes.
Those who want to stay on can then either have a few more hours riding/fixing bikes/A&E time and if the weather is any good we will have a BBQ and possibly some beautiful beer.
It will be pretty much like to original STW Southern Festival (for those who remember that) but without the sleep over.
The planned dates are either Sat 13th, Sun 14th, Sat 20th, Sun 21st so if you fancy coming let me know which dates are best and I will see what I can do.