Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 1:30 pm
Mech HS C Ride. 22.7miles @ 11.7 mph

Marilyn Chastek (L), Gary Ranck

I planned a short easy ride since I was recovering from having Synvisc shots in my knees this week, but it turned out to be a recovery ride for Gary, too.  I had no idea that he had been hospitalized for a month due to a serious infection kicked off by a bee sting! The infection caused bone damage and surgery was required to do repairs. He had another month of treatment after being discharged and only recently returned to work full time. It's quite a story, but he is doing well now. He did great on the ride, especially considering this was only the second time he's been on the bike since his ordeal.  One important lesson learned from all he went through was that things would have been much worse for him had he not been in such good shape from biking. Glad to have you back riding with us again, Gary!