I was thrilled today to be able to ride to the summit of San Bruno Mountain. Sure I was super slow (in fact, over 15 minutes slower than my take-it-easy climbing pace pre-injury). But, I made it up to the top with no obvious pain in the knee or back, and that was a glorious feeling! Plus, super bonus, I rode out of the saddle for the first time since the injury. This is big stuff for me -- honestly, I didn't know whether I'd ever be able to do some of this stuff again. Here's hoping that the progress continues and I can get back to the riding love again.