Sunday, May 13, 2012
Club Spring Century in Memory of Steve
Today's ride on a perfect spring day was not so much about getting 100 miles on the legs but to remember club member Steve L. who tragically died in a cycling accident a couple of weeks ago while riding with another club. It was a reminder to many of us, should we need reminding, of the dangers of cycling. Steve's accident wasn't, from what I understand, a result of an inattentive driver but from the touch of wheels within the group. Inattentiveness on my behalf during today's ride resulted in me getting thrown off the bicycle and very fortunately into the grass verge rather than the pavement. I landed hard on my ribs resulting in a rib fracture. This happened around mile marker 35. I was determined to complete my century and I did. It wasn't until I arrived home that I realised that perhaps I should go to the ER! It won't be long before I get back on the bike. I have to say that today's ride was very enjoyable in spite of the pain from the injury. The weather was perfect, the pace was moderate, and my riding companions more than congenial. It was a good day. Below: Waiting for the radiologist's report.
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