So, our Friday departure definitely is not going to happen. My bike is in the shop and I should hear from them today about what needs to be done. When I looked the bike over myself I saw only minor damage. The biggest thing was some paint scraped off the frame in a few places, and I have no idea what is involved in repairing that. Hopefully the bike shop will confirm that there is no frame damage, the fork is not bent, and the wheels are both good.

Physically I am not ready to rider yet. I get better every day but my hip is still sore. I picture myself standing on the pedals powering my 70 lb bicycle up the steep slope of Vermont’s Green Mountains, and I know I am not ready for that yet.

I also am in the middle of the paperwork necessary for dealing with the insurance company. I need to get that taken care of before we leave, so things don’t languish for the 3 weeks we are gone. ┬áSo taking all that into consideration, hopefully we will be able to leave sometime early next week. We are very fortunate to have the flexibility to adjust the dates of our vacation, but it is still a bit frustrating. Sigh…