Well, the time has come. Traveled to South Dakota to visit family for Christmas, and ended up in the local hospital with a second episode of blood clots in my lungs in 18 months. I'll be in here for 4-5 days, then home, but will now be on blood thinners for life. With that as an issue, I have decided to sell the bike and quit riding.
I know others have chosen to keep riding after being on blood thinners, but for me, the enjoyment I get is not worth the risk of SERIOUS problems if I go down. I hope all who are riding with this issue never have a problem, but I'm not willing to risk it.
I'll probably put the bike up for sale in the early spring, when folks are looking for a ride. I'll post it here first.
I'll probably look in from time to time, but may not post as much. Thanks to all of you who have helped me as I got my bike just where I wanted it.
Merry Christmas to all, and a Happy New Year.