That was some dry spell! Where have I been for the last seven weeks?
Here is the short of it: I returned from the
Texas HSTA Rally on April 10th, having ridden from Kerrville in one day (968 ODO miles). On the 13th, I rode to the Los Angeles
area, as I had enrolled in a series of sailing courses with a sailing school in Marina Del Rey.
To keep this short,
as a first entry, I took the first day of a basic keel boat course, and in the evening, sat through the first evening of a
navigation course. I left at a little after 2100 to return to my hotel, which was the BOQ at Fort McArthur, in San Pedro,
about 25 miles south on the 405. As I left the Marina, at Admiralty Way and Bali, I got the green light and took off into
the intersection only to collide with a car making a left turn into my path. I broke my left (dominant) wrist, and totaled
my K1200LT Beemer. Other than that, no damage (ego not included).
This threw my sailing and other endeavors into the
dumper for the nonce, hence I have not been able to either ride, sail, type, or write until now. As of now, writing and typing
are returning. I had surgery on the wrist on April 7, and am now in physical therapy three times a week for six weeks. The
wrist is quite stiff, and feels most of the time like a wooden club, as do three of my fingers. It may be awhile until I am
back to some semblance of "normal."
Since my typing is returning, I will try to keep this blog more current
and go into more detail about the seven weeks silence, but that's it for now.