So it has been 275 days (9 months and 1 day) since my last bike race and 255 days (8 month, 11 days) since total knee replacement surgery. I’ve only really been on the bike outside since late December and not a lot of outside riding overall (work and hockey and travel really take a bite out of training time), but in mid-April I was able to get some good rides in the hills in Southern California and that gave me some confidence when I didn’t have any knee issues after that weekend. So this week when I was at PT I mentioned to PT Jonathan that I was thinking about racing my bike. He asked, “How far?” I said it was 30 minutes and he said, “You can ride 30 minutes so I don’t see any problem racing!” Well, OK. Somehow I didn’t think 30 minutes riding along the greenway was the same as a 30 minute crit, but what the hell. I signed up Friday for today’s crit.