side-swiped by a concrete truck
Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:19 PM
Good to hear from you Paul! Thanks for asking.
My racing season, however, came to an early end. At the end of June, while we were on vacation in Florida, I got side-swiped by a concrete truck while riding my bike (in a bike lane) on a two lane highway down there. All in all, I was REALLY lucky...the truck sort of veered into me and the rear of the truck hit the left side of my body, banging up my knee, hip, back, elbow, and shoulder. My body took about 3 weeks to heal and I found that when I tried to get back on the bike after that sudden time off, I just couldn't ride the high-intensity kind of stuff needed to race and so I decided to take an early exit from the season. I'm taking a break from the bike completely right now and then heading into base training a couple months early.
I've really missed Wednesday Night TT and will probably be back for the last night...I understand that it is continuing after the state TT this year. I hope all goes well for you at the State TT...best of luck to you! I've been really sad about missing WNTT...WNTT (and now state championship TT, also) is pretty much the only race I've been REALLY disappointed about missing. Tell everyone at WNTT hello from me and that I'll definitely be back next year.
Andy we are glad you are okay and look forward to seeing you on the last Wednesday Night Time Trial. Looking forward to racing with you again next year.
St. Charles, MO
Cat 4 and looking to move up
Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:13 PM
If you want to do the Hub ride in the coming weeks, you can always hang back and wait for me, while you rebuild your fitness to hang with the "A" group
Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:36 PM
Glad to hear you're healing well. I hope to see you out on the roads soon.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:47 PM
See you in a few weeks
Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:21 PM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:41 PM
Madeleine, I agree completely about an unexpected event teaching patience and adaptation. Like my email to Paul said, I recovered from minor injuries for about three weeks and I felt fine at the end of those three weeks. The really surprising thing was that when I tried to get back on the bike after that time off, I rode one week and was absolutely exhausted by the effort of riding (and disheartened by that exhaustion). That's when I decided that some real time off spent just recovering and relaxing was in order and that it was time to just call this racing season finished. I hope you're right about coming back stronger next year...I'll certainly be back next year, though!
Hope to see everyone again soon both on the roads and at the last WNTT of the year...
Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:06 PM
Plus we did one last year as our awards and recognition celebration, so it's pretty much a tradition.
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