Get back on your bike!


I have recently had issues with mobility of a knee followed by issues with an ankle.  I jiggered my knee somehow, now quite sure how, and it took quite some time for it to get right again.  A couple of weeks later I then stepped in a small hole in the asphalt in a carpark and sprained my ankle, luckily I was on my way to the doctor’s at the time and she was able to check the ankle out to make sure it was indeed a sprain and nothing was chipped or broken.

As a result of these two mishaps it has been quite some time since I was last on my bike.  In fact it was January that I last went for a ride so I was delighted that yesterday I was able to finally get back on my bike and go for a decent ride.  I drove to Bairnsdale and then rode from there to the Mitchell River silt jetties.

Mitchell River silt jetties

It wasn’t a long ride, being only 18 kms in total but it was good to be able to do it. I hope I am now able to continue riding weekly.

Mitchell River silt jetties 2

When I was typing the heading for this post it got me to thinking how this expression “Get back on your bike” had come about.  A quick look on the internet reveals the origin of “on your bike” but not “get back on your bike”. On your bike originated apparently in the Margaret Thatcher era and is a way of telling someone to get lost or more politely to go away.

I haven’t been blogging recently as I have been away from home and we have also had visitors.  I should now be back to normal. (I think I have said that before.):-)

6 Comments Add yours

  1. How very fortuitous to be on your way to the doctor when you hurt your ankle. I’m glad to hear you’re healed up now and back on your bike.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thanks Lorna. I certainly don’t enjoy being less mobile than usual.

  2. Gary Lum says:

    I hope you don’t have anymore mishaps and you continue to ride daily.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thanks Gary. I have certainly missed getting out on my bike. Hopefully I won’t be falling into any more holes.

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