A week after pulling a muscle in my back, the bike is looking awfully tempting again. There is still a little pain but my flexibility and mobility have pretty much gotten back to normal. I know I could ride, but I'm trying to give it a couple more days to be sure. Having gotten quite attached to bicycle commuting, it's been torture being away. If I have no further setbacks, I might try riding Thursday or Friday. I hope to get some miles in over the holiday weekend.