Perhaps I had an excuse for not biking in 2004. I really didn't for 2005. Recovery from the Keck and Kelly procedure was long and biking probably would have been the best recovery but the bike sat idle.
I was slow and was taking my time recovering from the surgery. I went to Sidney, Ohio in may to referee in the Mayfest Tournament and was not my normal self. Recovery was taking a lot longer than I wanted it to and the secret was getting on the bike.
But it's the Catch-22. You feel slow so you don't want to ride. You don't ride because you feel slow. And so I didn't much. Rarely did I pull my bike out to ride.