Prior to cervical spine fusion in June I was told that getting back on the bike or boat for several months was not likely. Both were put down for a long nap. Got a clean bill of health today. Fusing (vertebrae-vertebrae) is still in progress but the metal plate and 6 screws are now securely fused to the vertebrae. Got the bike ready for a ride in the morning. Getting the boat ready over the weekend. Since it's been pushing 100deg most of July I guess it was a good time to out of action.