…planning my escape
A work in progress
Categories: Cycling, Thoughts

Last month I had a squamous cell carcinoma removed from my leg. Since then my zeal for cycling has been dampened, to say the least. I’m sort of mad at cycling. Mad at the sun, and as always mad at Florida. Right now I’m looking outside. I see the sun shining through the clouds. I’m afraid to ride in the sun. It sounds unreasonable I know. I don’t know what I’m gonna do when summer rolls around. Now it’s easy to cover up. When the heat comes it will be a different story.

Planning my escape has never been more important. Even though my scare is very small compared many others, it has made me so much more grateful. Sound familiar? It’s true! I’ve just gotta learn to be comfortable outside again. I want to move to California. My son and daughter live there as well as my sister. But oh the sun!

Austin is another favorite place, but oh the sun!

I’m thinking the pacific northwest would be nice. Rainy, cloudy and lots of cycling. But it’s so far from Cali.

For now I should head outside and enjoy my day off. I’m thankful for that…..


3 Comments to “Cancer”

  1. Old Fart says:

    I hope all is well….sorry to hear about the big C….it has a way to change your perspective… stick to your plan…..BTW nice to Htown made 365….mjb

  2. stephen sinner says:


    i did not know this . . . whats the deal

    • jayne says:

      Wake up call..I never burned and always blocked to the max..not been riding the same since. Scared to go out in the sun. Been running cuz I can do that at night. I love trail running anyway. I do miss the bike. I miss riding with you and the old gang. Oh well, those days are over. I’m sad because I never hear from anyone. Strange dynamic that has evolved. Whatever…anyway cheers to you and Tracy! Enjoy!

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