I think that the thing I love the most about starting a new hobby is how fast you can see improvements. That is exactly what is going on with me and handcycling. Now that I have the glove figured out for my left hand my average speed is going up everyday.
There is a 13 mile very hilly loop around my house that I have been doing a lot of riding on. This was the first big ride that I went on after getting a handcycle. It took me a little over 3 hours to do the first time. Now only a few weeks later I can do it in about an hour and a half. Seeing that kind of progress is a great motivator.
On another note today was the last day of physical therapy. I have now hit a point where I no longer need a trainer, I just need to practice what they have taught me on my own. This was something that came as a surprise to me today. It really feels great to finally be at this point.
Last night I had another great surprise. Amy decided to give me my birthday present early. She gave me a Go Pro helmet camera. This is one of the best helmet cameras on the market. Now I can start filming some of the big down hills with a first person angle. I couldn’t be luckier.