I'm still having significant back and side pain after my 40mph crash this Sunday, so I went in for some x-rays this morning.
The verdict is two broken ribs, each broken in two places. Doc says ribs normally heal in 6-8 weeks but because of how bad my breaks are he thought I am looking at three months He strongly urged me to stay off the bike completely for at least three weeks, and after that only very gentle riding to the point where I am just starting to increase my respiration for at least another three weeks. Even assuming he is being conservative and I try to get back to full-bore training in a month, that gives me just a week before the last race of the season and there's no way I'll have any form. Good-bye race season.
I'm not happy. My fitness is great right now and I was starting to make things happen. Now it's all down the tubes. It sounds like my best bet is just to lay off for six weeks and then start building a massive base for next year. Hopefully I can find the willpower to avoid training for the Winter Pizza -n- Beer Olympics.