I finally figured out how to ride my geared bike. It took a while, but it feels "normal" again. The first couple of days were weird. There was suspension, faster rolling tires, and then there was the shifters and lock out. I felt like I was playing Nintendo with all those options.
Tim and Keith between Jacob's Ladder and Ghost Falls
We stopped for lunch with Tim and Keith. Then Tim joined us for Lambert Park. He had never been there before and he loved it. It was a blast. I don't know why we don't ride there more. In our grand tradition, we did get a little lost, but were able to find our way back. If we were more familiar with the area I think it would be even better.
By 6:30 Chris and I had evaluated the cost, benefit, and risk of getting his arm sewn up. I knew it needed stitches, but Chris was not convinced they were needed until he took a good look at it in the mirror. We have met our deductible fo this year, so it would only cost the copay. I would be on the watch for 'dirty' needles. So we bravely headed out to the insta care. (This is huge for us.)In the end, he got eight stitches; he needed nine but there was not enough left for the last stitch. All equipment used was fresh from the package including the litacaine needle and his tetnus, which they said he would probably need. I think we are safe this time.