Last night, my final replacement racing stripes came in from Premier Cycle. I put them on, so this morning I finally got to ride my fully restored FJR to work. Actually, I’ve been riding it every day since my last post, but without all the stripes. Now they’re all back on.
And, I even added a farkle, for good measure, You can’t really see it in the cell phone pic here, but I went all out and got the heavy-weight, matte black and decoratively milled silver Throttlemeister, and installed that, too.
So, the FJR is now better than it ever was.
I’m almost back to 100% physically, too. I’m still having a little problem with tendon synovitis–whatever that is–in my right wrist, which is still causing me a little pain. So, I’m still in physical therapy once a week for that. Happily, the orthopedist gave me a prescription for a patch that uses a medicine called Flector, and that seems to be fixing things up, too. So, I should be given a clean bill of health in the next few weeks.
All that remains after that is settling up with the insurance company for my personal injury claim. I don’t know what the claim will actually end up being, but I have missed a couple of days work over this, and ended up with a bit less than $1,000 in out of pocket medical bills over and above my insurance. What with all the time spent once or twice a week in physical therapy, MRIs, nerve conduction tests, and what-not, I bet it’s not going to be cheap, though.
I suspect I’ll probably end up being able to pay off a number of bills for other things.
I’m also hoping to get a corbin seat, and replace the rear seat and backreast with a Corbin Smuggler trunk.
I’m comfortable with riding again, although I notice that I really take a long hard look at all cross traffic now.