It has arrived.
Assembled. Now charged. Before I ride, however, I shall take it to a bike mechanic for service and checking. I did my bit right, but maybe the factory didn’t do theirs.
Even so, I shall not be riding it to the pool just yet, until I’ve satisfied myself I can do the distance and back. For a while I shall just be riding around near home. I have knee braces, which will, hopefully, keep the knee bones aligned while pedalling but I suspect I may have to build up to riding longer distances even with electric pedal assist. I’ve decided not to turn on the no pedalling feature of the throttle as it appears to be illegal to use on the roads in Queensland and should only be used off road. Otherwise I’d have to register this as a motorcycle. No worries. This is going to be a benefit to my health and fitness.
Last night at my weekly weigh-in I confirmed I have lost 12.2 kg since I committed to trying to live a bit longer. That seems awfully good and encouraging, until I remind myself I still have another 30 kg to go at least. But I have proved to myself it’s possible. I just have to stay on top of it.
I have learned how to manage on between 5,000 and 6,500 kJ a day and still eat foods I really enjoy most of the week. I have found at least one form of exercise that is painless and enjoyable. I’m sleeping well and maintaining a good mental state most of the time. I’m even thinking about how I might look for part-time work if I get just a bit more of my mobility back. My original plan of doing locum EHO work for a couple of days a week could be back on the table sooner than I thought. I still know where the vacancies are.