Lessons From the Asphalt – Part 2

Following on from my previous post, I’ve learned a few things in the post-crash recovery phase of the past few weeks. This post has a wound photo, so if you don’t want to see that, scroll up from the bottom to the ‘Keeping Focus’ subheading. Healing Wounds Despite the fracture, the most aggravating physical issue…

Lessons From the Asphalt – Part 1

After being forced off the bike with injury for the first time, the past couple of weeks have been a learning experience. I’ve learned how to manage the post-crash experience, from insurance issues to wound management, to keeping focus on a return to riding. If you ride hard, you’re going to hit the floor at…

Flat on My Back on Flat Rock Road

On Sunday December 22, I woke early to the sound of rain on the sheet metal awnings outside our bedroom windows. The night before I’d suggested to Katrina that I might race the last crit of the year, organised by Northern Cycling out at Campbellfield, but now I was sure it would be called off.…