I have a "partial medial meniscus tear in my right knee, starting in the body to the posterior horn". I won't know exactly what that means until I see a specialist and Kelley is already working on that. I don't expect to be on a bike anytime soon; that's about all I can say for sure right now. If I had to guess (and it's only a guess), I'd say I generated a small tear in my right knee during my Port Townsend ferry fall, and that I tore it further over the balance of that day and the next three days of riding. Assuming it's treatable, which I have to assume it is, I plan to pick up where I left off, here in South Bend, WA.
Look, I am fine and I have everything I could ever ask for in friends, family and co-workers. While this ride is still an adventure that I plan to complete, what it is REALLY about is my commitment to my daughter Lindsey and her disease, juvenile arthritis. I'll get over what I have. Her future is more questionable, but your support gives her cause a fighting chance for a cure.
And with that said, let the jokes and the encouragement for BikeTheCoast13.5 begin. And no, you won't have to donate again!