Returning to racing. Well the big news is tomorrow I’m lining up for my first race since last November. It’s only a low-key club crit, mind you. But it’s a race nonetheless; which makes it a significant milestone, both physical and mental. I’m under no illusions about winning or anything like that. My expectations are low. … More The long road back: Part 17
Pain & Posturing It was all going so well. Too well, perhaps. As I’ve been feeling better and better in recent weeks I’ve been ramping up my riding and working. But, naggingly, so too has the pain in my left shoulder. It’s been generally manageable with a bit of paracetamol, ibuprofen and the odd cement pill. … More The long road back: Part 16
Part 5: If headaches persist… Man, I’m still taking a lot of painkillers, both for headaches and the shoulder itself. My GP suggested maybe I should take even more last week too, and stronger ones, to get more mobile. Not too keen though, as they really mess me around. Ice continues to be my best … More The long road back: Part 5
Coping with the most serious crash of my cycling life and a mangled shoulder…Part 1. Surgery and immediate aftermath, December 2015 “This is a big injury, Peter.” It’s never good when your surgeon frowns. His previously jovial tone had changed considerably from the previous week, with CT scans confirming I’d managed to inflict a decidedly … More The long road back: Part 1
There are many telltale signs of a cyclist. Shaved legs. Early bedtimes. Tight clothes. Rampant caffeine addictions. Razor sharp tan lines. Hats with inadequate brims. Empty bank accounts. But of all of the indicators, surely the general condition of our knees is one of the most reliable? For no matter how old you are, if you’ve been … More Bloody Knees
I don’t know Thomas Kerr at all. He may be a wonderful guy, or a complete knuckle head. I wouldn’t have the foggiest either way. What I do know is earlier today, in a decision with ramifications far greater than his individual case, he was sentenced in the Downing Centre District Court to spend at … More Opinion: A line in the sand
The bigger the races, the bigger the fields, and often the bigger the crashes. Sadly that’s what happened in B-grade at the Colnago Cup last Sunday. Not sure who all these guys are. But the one doing the front wheelstand is Paul M from LACC. Hope everyone is okay. Ouch.
Look closely and you’ll be able to figure out what happened…