Thanks to all for positive comments and encouragement. I am trying to read them all, but am not really feeling 100% yet, so am very slow to answer. Am currently in hospital right now and with all the wires and hoses hooked to my hands and arms, it is a little difficult to type. Hope to be out of here in the next few hours and be home where I don't have all the hoses and wires to deal with and also all the people coming into the room.
Have to go for now. Will try to write more later. Again thanks to all for the concern.
DISCLAIMER: Suitability of any roads or trails mentioned in my ride reports are given from the view point of me and my wife (two old grandparents of moderate riding ability) and may or may not be applicable to your personal situation. Be mature, ride within your own abilities.