Yes, I am still here!

Since it has been about 8 months since my last post I should probably re-assure everybody I am still alive and kicking.  Lots going on in that time…. unfortunately not much of it motorcycle related.

My knee is mostly healed now.  I had a second surgery in July to have some of the hardware removed which had been holding the repair together.  Now that it has had time to heal the screw wasn’t needed and was causing some issues.  I started physical therapy again after that and am nearly complete.  The knee has lost a lot of strength but I have nearly full flexibility back and no pain.

The bigger news over the past several months is I started a new job.  I am now working at a small tech startup company.  The bright side is I really enjoy what I am doing and if we are successful it can turn out very well for me long term.  The down side is I am working many hours and have very little free time.  Between that and the knee issues my fitness has seriously gone downhill and I haven’t been doing much riding.

So, given all that how is the Dakar 2015 plan looking?  Well… not good to be honest.  I figure the injury alone had set me back a year, add in the new job and that sets me back even more.  Dakar is still the goal, it will just be a few more years away.

I do plan on racing the Black River Stages rally in September.  Yes, the same race where I had my crash.  Don’t worry, I won’t be making the same mistake again.

While I am nearly healed up from my crash the bike is still in pretty rough shape.  I will post pics and possibly a video showing the damage this weekend.

 

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