Yesterday at 2:00 pm I received the phonecall every parent dreads. "Your son has been in a bicycle accident and an ambulance is taking him to hospital"
Stephen, a professional triathlete, was doing a 50 mile time trial on a long flat section of highway that he has ridden hundreds of times before. Somehow he got off course at an uncontrolled interesection and hit a low concrete barrier.
Amazingly, after crushing the front of his helmet, and fracturing the downtube of his carbon fibre bike, all he received was road rash and two broken ribs. The relief I felt when the CT scan of his head indicated no concussion or other problems was beyond compare.
What I can't figure out is how he can break his bike frame, and still have 2 true wheels. Wonders never cease.
We are two very thankful parents.