Good news!!! Natalie got back in the saddle Friday at the start of her physical therapy session in Saint Joseph, Michigan. Granted, she was riding a stationary trainer, but she peddled for a good eight minutes without pain. Her therapist said that bodes well, and he said she can begin looking for a bicycle to replace the road bike she sold almost a month ago because it was simply not properly configured for comfortable riding. Alert readers will recall that I lead the charge a few weeks back when I traded in my road bike, Malcolm, for a Giant Simple Three that I promptly dubbed, Red. Red and I have been riding up a storm and even on calm days, and Natalie wants a complete report every time I return from a ride on Red. “You’re going to love riding on an upright bike,” I tell her, each and every time. And, as a friend observed today when I showed off Red, “You’re like a 12-year-old kid on the first day of summer vacation.” Oh yeah, and then some, Natalie Dear. Your day is coming, and you just keep doing what the therapist tells you to do, and your shoulder and back will be ready for some riding adventures with your hubby on a pair of Giant Simple Threes. And I know you’ll come up with a great name for your new bike, one worthy of your new, comfortable station in cycling.