So, the assless bike got some miles.

Yesterday was a lot of fun. Shams arrived the evening before. My brother arrived from B.C. around 6:30 yesterday morning. Chris met us at the house after doing some early laps in the park. We drank some coffee and got on bikes.

We were out on park avenue pretty early, in the scheme of things, but it was already full of cyclists and runners. So cool. We rode all the way down to Soho, where Hill was stationed.. Spent some time just watching bikes go by. Ate a little breakfast on the sidewalk. Missy, Joy and Michael met us there and we rode back north.

All told, I put about 16 miles on the assless bike. I’ll admit that by the end of it I was starting to feel a little fatigued, but it was really pretty ok. It was so wonderful to see all those folks out on bikes. Kids, old folks, tandems, bents, you name it. There were a lot of people that you got the sense might normally feel a little intimidated by riding in the city, who were out there getting a taste. Everyone was in a good mood! The proof is in the pudding.

Thomas’ show was the best show of live music I think I’ve ever seen. If you live in Boston, GO SEE THEM TONIGHT! It was pretty crazy too.. the first time my whole family (mom step-dad and all their kids) have been in the same place in several years.

A nice easy day today. Tomorrow I go back for another week of early morning radiation, and then, the following week it’s back to chemo. One more week to fortify myself for THAT misery again. I lost about 15 pounds in the end. Wound up at 136. I’m working hard to put it back on so I can loose it all over again!

0 Replies to “So, the assless bike got some miles.”

  1. hi ezra, the show last night was amazing but the best part was getting to see you! you look well and i wish you the best for next week. i’ll be thinking of you…

  2. Hi Ezra, just want to send some positive thoughts your way. I’ve been following your bike explorations and a little bit of your life from this side of the screen but it shocked me yesterday to read of your illness.

    Stay strong. Wishing you and Hillary all the best from The Netherlands.

  3. Shoot, not under these particular circumstances, but boy, would I love to see MY scale say 136 these days!
    Glad you had such a great weekend…..sounds great w/ all the family there. : )

  4. You broke me. Handball made me more sore than anything I’ve done this year, and that’s saying something. Next time you go on chemo I’ll come back for a rematch – sometime around Friday PM.

  5. Speaking of Thomas’s show…

    I met my high school friend David yesterday in San Francisco. He lives in Oakland. We haven’t seen each other in 7 years. We spent the day walking the city and catching up. When we sat down for dinner, the topic of conversation was music. I asked him for a few recommendations of new music he’s listening to. FIRST WORDS OUT OF HIS MOUTH: “Have you heard the new Footloose cover album?” I interrupted him immediately: “You mean from my cousin, Thomas Bartlett?” He’s like, “Ummm, no.” “Doveman??” I persist. His jaw dropped. Earlier in the day we had seen some cool bikes and I had described your assless bike project. “Yeah, my other cousin with the ass cancer did the album cover.

    How’s that for cosmic “it’s a small world after all” brain fucks?

  6. Ha! Benj, that’s awesome. A very small world indeed.
    Zach- I’m ready. If it’s any consolation, I’m feeling it too.. It had been a little while!

  7. When all else fails, some Ensure will keep the weight on you. Not fun, though.

    Good to see the assless got some outside time!

    Keep up the awesome work, and it’s good to hear from you.

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