I'm sitting here typing with one hand, the busted collarbone hurts, and my mind is still feeling as quick as a steel tarp from the concussion. In short, I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself and somewhat frustrated that I don't know when I'll be able to get back on the bike.
At the same time, though, if I never race again (but I will, mind you) it will still have been worth it. If racers are elitist I certainly haven't seen it. Everyone I've met in real life and on the forum has been extremely approachable and helpful. I've learned a ton from the folks on this board. I won't name names for fear of forgetting someone, but if you're reading this and you've ever posted a race report or provided an answer to a racing-related question then chances are I've learned something from you.
And maybe it's just the drugs talking, but I thank you for that.