So far I’ve been fortunate to escape any cycling injuries, but last night my lucky streak ran out. About three miles from the end of an informal show and go ride, one of the guys in our paceline of five dropped off the road, lost control, tried to save it and then all hell broke loose.
I remember thinking this wasn’t going to end well. My next thoughts were that I was on the ground, I couldn’t figure out why, and I knew that I was hurting. Fast forward through all the boring details of getting to the emergency room — the bottom line is that I have a pelvic fracture and contused ribs. That means no more riding for 6-8 weeks.
I hit my head hard, and have a crushed helmet to show for it. And the bike? I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet.