You might have noticed the lack of posts on this site since early 2013. The short story is that I’m broken and haven’t been on a bicycle since December 2012.
We have been busy with a new house, new jobs and a wonderful dog, so in the last two years we haven’t just sat around twiddling our thumbs.
But settle down for a long read. :)
Regular readers of this blog might have read that we had to stop cycling in New Zealand and cut our tour short because what happened to me. Shooting, constant, throbbing pain, just like when you hit your funny bone, from my fingertips on both arms, to my shoulders.
Numbness, pins and needles in hands and arms and the lack of feeling. If I was holding something, say a glass, I could see I was holding a glass, but I couldn’t feel if I had applied enough pressure to lift the glass.
I had to ask Peli to pack my panniers in the morning since I couldn’t use my fingers and hands or make a fist without using all my strength and enduring extreme pain. After 30-45 minutes I could use my hands and arms, if I did …