Hit And Miss Summer
Hit and miss summer.
It’s been quite a while since my last blog. If you read my last few you will know that I have had a lot of trouble with dizzy spells which is obviously not great when riding, or trying to ride a bike. I think since my last blog you could safely say that I have done around 6 or 7 rides, yes that’s it just a handful of rides since April.
This is down to the ongoing problem which by the way is still on going. I have had several trips to the doctors and even the hospital but as of yet have had no luck in getting anywhere near normal balance. I haven’t given up completely though. I have managed to ride the 2.5 miles to and from the office each day come sunshine or showers so this clocks up 25 miles a week for me.
I have however resigned myself to the fact that this is not going to be a stella year in terms of riding. As you can imagine I have put on a little weight as a result of the lack of activity after all I still have to eat. It’s not been all bad news as there have been the odd days when I have gingerly got on my road bike to venture out. I have tended to stick to very quiet roads, I am lucky that quite near me there are a series of country lanes that don’t see a lot of traffic at any time of day. These rides have been very precious to me. I go a lot slower than I would normally ride and I have found that I am best riding on my own mainly because having anyone riding in close proximity really does freak me out. I have to stop 3 or 4 times along the way to get my bearings and to just try and relax a bit before carrying on. I can manage around 25 miles at best before it gets too bad. The slightest descent makes me feel like on an out of control roller-coaster, not the nicest of feelings.
This means that on weeks when I have ridden to work and done my weekend ride I have clocked up 50 or so miles. This may not seem like much but for me it is a real achievement. I have been told that I have a condition called migrainous vertigo. I’m no expert but I’m not entirely convinced by this. I did hear that if you get a blocked tear duct the symptoms can be the same so if there are any doctors reading this I would be grateful for any advice.
In the meantime I shall carry on as I have been. You never know in time it may just disappear but that maybe just wishful thinking as it has been with me since February and is showing no signs of going away yet.