let me take you back to a beautiful saturday morning, march 29, 2008. favorite riding partner and i embark on what is supposed to be a challenging 50 mile ride in flatwoods and surrounding roads. so we're cruising along at about 23 mph, jc is leading but unfortunately, we only made it to 4 miles. from out of nowhere, a huge, black hog comes running full speed ahead right in front of us and it just happened so fast, that we had no time to react...jc slammed right into the beast and i flipped over jc.
here is a picture of the aftermath. a one month old cannondale, system 6 destroyed in seconds.
and here is a very sad jc holding his one month old baby. notice the hand he's holding the bike frame with...more road rash. he was a hot mess!
thankfully no broken bones, just lots of road rash. indirectly, as a result of the crash, i ended up in the local ER 3 times in about 5 days...all because of a severe allergic reaction to a minimal amount of tylenol gel caps that i took for hip pain-i landed on my left hip in the crash. glad all that is behind me now.
the culprit looked just like this and he was running like he stole something. i still see lots of hogs out there! i figure chances of hitting another one is like chances of getting struck by lightning or winning the lottery.
on a lighter note, today was a nice day training wise. ran 8.25 miles this morning before work and biked on the trainer in the afternoon...after a restful 2 hour nap that i desperately needed.
good weekend to all, much love and peace out!