On the ride side, things were not so good. I borrowed Mike's bike that is down there and headed out Saturday morning for ride #3 since the surgery. Cannondale was doing demo rides at the South Mtn lot when I arrived and thus I opted for a new '08 Scapel. My lower back/hip was hurting from the exertion the day before, yet was ready to push on. I decided on the Beverly Canyon to Javelina loop. I left Pima Canyon going north down to the first wash, up the climb hopping a bit over some rocks and down the next hill into the next wash when my back said to STOP! I got off the bike and couldn't move. I stood there for 15 minutes in major hip pain. Two older ladies helped me to the other side of the wash and then I send them on as I wanted to lay and stretch. Once down, I couldn't get up. Later, as I lay on the ground asking myself so many questions of why so many things have gone wrong with my body over the past 4 months, a family came by and helped me up very slowly and with great pain. Their 15 year old son walked the bike back for me as I walked very slowly up and over and up again to get back to the main lot. My right leg was going numb at this point and I was having a tough time speaking. Someone helped me load Mike's bike back into the car and I finally made it back to the hotel room. A few hours later after a XODOL which was prescribed for my arm and laying flat on my back by the pool, the pain had subsided. I layed flat for a few more hours. The next day we went to Church, sat by the pool and then did a light hike in Beverly canyon. I felt fairly good, yet my stride is a bit off.
The next day I felt better than I have in a month, hiked some large climbs in South Mtn along with a hike in the evening over at CamelBak before hitting the plan home. I am totally baffled on my back and am planning on seeing a specialist very soon. Maybe I need to lay by a pool everyday.