Actually, it was yesterday, so this is my Belated Bionic Birthday. One year and one day ago -- May 4, 2007 -- I got a titanium implant after splitting my OEM femur like a wishbone.
And wouldn't you know it, the weather yesterday was perfect for a ride. I only had time for a quick 30 miles, but it was a fitting way to commemorate 365 days as a freakish hybrid of man and machine.
Of course, the knee on the fixer-upper side aches like nobody's business today, but I just keep reminding myself that a year ago, I was having a Spinal Tap "this one goes to 11" moment on the pain scale of 1-10. By comparison, one complaining knee barely even registers.