Injury Log Part IV – Back on a Bike

In the previous log I described how I got back to walking. Great! That means I’m cured, right? Actually, 5 weeks post op, I could barely walk, keeping my right leg completely straight and relying on one crutch. The joint was still painful, especially when putting my weight on it. Stepping with the right leg while also flexing the knee was out of the question for a few more weeks. The Continue…

Injury Log Part III – Learning to Walk Again

I have to confess the title is overly dramatic. It’s not like I forgot how to walk or something like that. Week 1 The objective for this first week was to achieve maximum extension and a 90 degree flexion. I wasn’t aware of this, but after surgery, the knee is locked. I wasn’t able to bend it more than 30 degrees. Nothing painful, just the knee deciding to stop being Continue…

Travel Plans for 2014

I don’t usually do tags, but since Alex is a nice guy, I’m answering his tag by sharing my plans for 2014: 1. What new places are you planning to visit in 2014? The big trip of this year is the month-long holiday in Nepal, in September-October. Andreea and me are going to trek the Annapurna Circuit (about 220 km, going from 800m up to 5400m, usually done in 20 Continue…

2013 Top 10 Photos

Already my third year doing this (2011, 2012). Looking over these three posts, I notice I’m a little biased towards mountains. Crossing the Bucegi by bike (April) Pretty much in the same place as the previous picture, this time hiking (May) Chasing deer in Yosemite (June) I added this just so I could show the Golden Gate Bridge (June) Misty California morning (July) The lonely surfer (July) City of Angels Continue…