Sunday, June 19, 2011

Almost Two Weeks Since the Crash

Everytime I've crashed and hurt my soft-tissue or broken a bone I've used Glucosamine with Chondroitin to aid in repair. As soon as I crashed I started using the pills. Here two weeks later my chest/ribs hurt only every-once in a while. My hand only hurts when I try to stretch it further than where it normally rests. Yesterday I was able to type a lengthy translation without much problem.

The cycle training has not stopped and that is good! Yesterday I did one of the harder rides in the area Toutant-Beauregard with many hills with good results. At about a quarter of the way through the ride after overcoming the hills on Scenic Loop I was in no man's land between the front pack and the chase group. All was well and good until I hit the highest hills on T-B! I was even able to do some work with the more challenging gears on the false flats after the first hill and overcoming some of the challenges and almost reaching the cast-offs from the fast group. Again it was the mental aspect that bore the greater challenge.

Various fifty milers last week have me thinking of taking friends on the adventure to conquer the 100 again! Winds are out of the SSE so we go out towards La Vernia to get the 100! We shall see...

Cycling Prayer

Ride by my side;
Live in my heartbeat;
Give strength to my lungs.
As the cold surrounds,
As the wind punishes me,
I know you surround me.
As the sun warms me,
I know you are touching me,
Challenging me, loving me.
And so I give you this ride.
Thank you for being by my side.

Rewritten from Debbie Garcia's Run Prayer

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Crash - Time Trial Season in the Toilet

Crashed the TT Caloi Rig today on the Salado Greenway after a blow-out going 24+ mph, front wheel taco/potato chip, carbon fork steerer tube bent, all the aero stuff on the profile design front end all banged up, derailleur hanger bent/bolt stressed, pride bruised, ribs bruised, legs bruised, right-hand bruised and hurting! Riding buddy Jens (the guy with all the tatoos-used to be a wrench) comes by on his mtb offers to get his car to drive me home. Then proceeded to do a 22 miler recovery/fart around ride on the Litespeed Goat! So no Time Trial Season because fixing all that stuff is going to cost! But this year I was on track to beat my accomplishments in TT from two years ago! Thanks be to God that I'm fine just bruised up a bit and for getting me to where I am this year! God bless you!