I first had a goal of completely DMD this year. The year started out well, was on track, completing Solvang Double first, and was all prepared for DMD. My thought was maybe if I finish that, I could do another Triple Crown.
I didn’t finish DMD this year … Bailed on Sierra. Oh well, maybe I could still do triple crown by doing Davis and Grand Tour.
However, I had a couple of personal setbacks after DMD. First, my whole lost Drivers License and Debit Card ordeal. That made me not in the mood for training. Do I lost two weeks of fitness there, and was not ready for Davis at all. In fact, I would be lucky if I completed 60 miles. So I bailed on Davis.
Then, Memorial Day Weekend came around, and an opportunity to build up my climbing core. On Memorial Day, I had just finished Page Mill to Woodside loop, and was ready for the ride home. Then, without warning, I slammed right into the rear of a tandem.
Ouch, that hurt. Luckily the couple on the tandem seemed OK. I felt really awful about that. There didn’t seem to be that much damage on my bike
(shredded tire, out of true wheel), but I still need to take it into the shop. But I did suffer some bruised on my ribs, and that hurt.
The first few days after the accident, I’ve been having some challenges moving around. Coughing and laughing made my sides hurt, and getting in and out of bed were a challenge. Ok, this is a definite sign … This will force me to take some time off the bike.
Now the hard … Time off the bike. I guess I have to now think of things normal people do when not on the bike. That’s hard. But I guess I can catch up on movies, catch up writing blogs, clean the house, and reevaluate my goals for the year. I think I won’t be able to do this until I am completely healed. This will most likely mean missing Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge, and that really pisses me off. Oh well, what can I do. Guess I’ll have to live life like a normal person … Nooooooo!
I envy everyone that is able to ride their bike this weekend. Just be attentive, and be safe, ride defensive. Beware if traffic around you, especially if you are looking down at your Garmin. I’m not sure, but I think that’s what happened to me. I feel really stupid after this. :(