Wounded Warrior here... Planned to do a charity metric for Red Cross today named "Go for Blood" (didn't realize it was prophetic). First serious ride since recovering from patellar femoral syndrome of the knee from AOMM. 10 miles in, rider in yellow jersey (NOT PART OF THE GROUP) jumps to inside line into a double paceline we'd been in for 2-3 mi. (running 20-22mph). Something made him lock-up and swerve almost immediately IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GROUP, guy in front of me went down, I went down trying to avoid him, another rider went over me, several others down. Then he had the nerve NOT TO STOP TO CHECK ON ANYONE DOWN !!! JUST KEPT GOING
Put some SERIOUS hurt on me and my bike. Carbon bars, rear deraileur (SRAM Force), rear wheel may need truing. will get the whole story after I hear from the shop. I truly did ride for blood. Lot of rash, major hit on the hip (like a "pointer"). But the knee seems fine.
Just a rant here:
IF YOU"RE NOT COMFORTABLE RIDING IN A PACELINE WITH PEOPLE YOU DON'T KNOW, STAY THE H**L OUT! YOU ARE A DANGER TO EVERYONE IN THAT GROUP, INCLUDING THOSE WHO HAVE BETTER RIDING SKILLS THAN YOU DO!!!
I'm gonna hurt a ton tomorrow.