So I am now just over 3 months post surgery and I am starting to almost feel normal. I've been back to work for a few weeks and, weather permitting, riding somewhat regularly. I still have stiffness and some mild pain on occasion, but it's a little better each day.
I've even been climbing. Just top roping at the gym, but climbing. This was a good weekend. Yesterday I did Marc's Mr. Belvidere ride, it was a tough group, and I suffered, but I got through it. After that I met up with Diane to climb. I was tired and climbed like shit, but it still felt good to climb. Today I decided to do the Peoples group ride figuring I could sit in for 50 flattish miles. Unfortunately we had a head wind coming back and there was no sitting in, but again, I survived and managed two good rides this weekend.
I am hoping for dry trails soon, since my doctor has cleared my to mountain bike. In the mean time, I will continue riding the road.