With my recent shoulder surgery, I haven’t been on the bike for a week now, which is the longest period in 2 years for me. Feels a bit weird, but the whole shoulder thing is distracting enough to make me not notice so much. Perhaps by the end of this week I can do a shorter ride with some care. Still, I seem to need to sleep 12 hours a day post-op, so hastiness is probably not wise, not just yet.
The good news is that my knee seems to have completely lost any achiness, indicating recovery from its inflammation. The question is, can I get onto the bike and avoid re-irritating it? Hence a conservative re-entry to mileage.