I have some good news since my last post. My rheumatologist worked me in an emergency visit this past Wednesday due to my insurance running out. This way I would be good for 3 to 4 months before getting in to see a new one. I had found a new rheumatologist, a good one too rated 5 stars (just like my current one), located 100 miles north of where we live. When I arrived for my office visit Wednesday morning, it turns out that my insurance company and the doctors network came to an agreement just the day before. I will not have to go through changing doctors and driving 200 miles every time I need to see a doc after all. I was greatly relieved to hear that news.
I have been doing ok lately despite noticing a decrease in flexibility over the past few months. It hurts to realize you are slipping backwards but all I can do is enjoy everyday the best way I can. Some days this is a day of hard riding, some days it is on the couch watching a movie. We have had an incredibly mild winter so far. This afternoon at 6 pm, we are sitting at 67 with the threat of severe storms, large hail and tornadoes into the evening. I just got back from a short ride on the 650 and it feels like a spring day outside.
Anyone who has been around off road racing knows the name Husqvarna. In the 70's and 80's they owned the off road racing world. Back in the 2 stroke days, Husky's were known for being loud, I think some of them actually made my ears bleed! I have owned three of them in the past and just two days ago, Husquvarna introduced a retro concept bike. It's got to be the coolest thing I have seen in years! Cosmetically, they hit a home run bringing back the 70's white plastic and red/chrome gas tank while utilizing a 650cc 4 stroke single with fuel injection, LED dashboard, a tailight tucked in above the fender but under the seat and a headlight hidden by a number plate. I would sell my KTM, KLR and my Silverado to get one of these. I just hope that this bike becomes a reality while I am still able to ride.
Images from CycleWorld.com