Ride on the road long enough and it’s almost inevitable you’ll be hit by a car, or know someone who has been. Sadly, like many reading this post, I know far too many whose lives have been forever changed due to the inattention, or more intentional misdeeds, of an errant motorist. Watching them, and their … More Why forgiveness shouldn’t eliminate consequences
The race between the ears. Things continue to progress very slowly. Every day the shoulder gets a little stronger, and every couple of weeks the weights I’m doing get just that little heavier. But there’s still plenty of lingering stiffness and discomfort, especially whenever I skip doing my daily exercises and/or stretching routine. WORD OF … More The long road back: Part 18
Fling that sling And with that, ladies and gentlemen, the sling is gone. I saw my Orthopod on Monday and, amongst many other conversations, he revealed he was quite happy for me to stop wearing it, effective immediately. Other things revealed include the slightly unfortunate positioning of the solitary 50mm screw in my coracoid process (apparently … More The long road back: Part 10
It was only a C-grade club race. Yet remarkably by the time I arrived home from hospital from a recent crash high on codeine, there wasn’t just video footage of the incident that took me out – there were multiple angles available on Youtube, showing things from both the front and the back of the … More #shithappens
The distant sound of a garbage truck. The merry tweeting of birds. The low hum of rubber on road. It’s raining ever-so-lightly but still another glorious morning on the bike where life could barely be better. Until the crash. It’s my fifth ever. But the fourth in the just seven weeks and it’s fair to … More Crash course
Finally it happened. In a family of cyclists I guess it was only a matter of time before one of us would come a cropper. On Saturday morning my 6-year old son became to the first of us to break a bone in pursuit of bike racing glory, sadly smashing into the tarmac on a … More Lizard 1. Boy 0.