Trials,Tribulations, Travels, Tastings...and Occassional Transcendence

Trials,Tribulations, Travels, Tastings...and Occassional Transcendence
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ouch


My return from the sunny land of old people, bad drivers and alligators has been anything but enjoyable. A super stressful homecoming equals me trying to remain sane in the midst. Did I not just come off of a relaxing vacation? Yikes! So I escaped (temporarily) yesterday afternoon only to have my time to de-stress interrupted by a most untimely encounter with a tree. It wasn't even a hard part of the trail. Kind of flat and narrow, but not steep or technical. I suppose that's when I decided to relax my focus. Poor decision. As a result of my lax riding, on a turn I caught my left handlebar on a tree causing Boris to come to a complete halt. Most know that the laws of physics dictate that a body in motion must stay in motion. Well, my body was in motion while my bike had stopped forcing me to fly into a tree at probably 10mph. My left knee took the brunt of the impact. I sat for a minute and assessed the damage. No bruising, no bleeding, no bones tearing through the skin - so deductive reasoning dictated that I was fine. A little pain with each step or push of the pedal was nothing to worry about. So, I kept riding. Then climbed later...as a tripod. My knee looked pretty big last night and I couldn't bend it. Is this a problem? Today it's a bit less swollen and I am not limping as badly. I will try and ride again tonight...am I crazy? Or just masochistic?

3 comments:

flahute said...

You're a cyclist ... that means you're crazy AND masochistic.

Heal well, heal fast ...

B-Horn said...

Boris, BORIS! That's a perfect name for a Ruskie girls bike! Boris the Mt. Bike, come on Boris make it up the hill... bring me home Boris, bring me home...

Ari said...

Hell yeah - Boris is a rock star! For being a pretty simple machine he kicks some serious ass on the trails - it's his operator I often worry about :-P