Okay, here I go . . .
Even though I crashed; hit the deck at about 15-16 mph last weekend on the Palm Springs Century. Pace line crash (had just told myself to get off of this un-even speed pace-line!) went down so fast didn't even get my hands off the bars.
Result: two road rash places on my left leg/knee, two on my left arm/elbow, one on my hip, one my shoulder, plus three bloody fingers on my left hand. I rode to the next Checkpoint, where they had a first aid tent and two young Navy medic dudes cleaned my wounds, bandaged me up and sent me on my way.
I finished the Century, Garmin details here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/443011443
Plus I tweeked my back somehow, in the crash, so lots of lower back pain led me to my chiropractor (Saralie Liner, who is a famous local Ultra cyclist) and she re-set my back yesterday, so hopefully that will stay good.
Why? Because tomorrow I have to HTFU to ride el Camino Real Double Century, which I signed up and paid for long before the crash noted above. 200 miles, 8,000 feet of climbing on what should be a pretty nice day.
It won't be pretty, but as long as I finish under the 17 hour time limit, I'll be happy. Wish me luck on Rule #5 ! Rules link here: http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/
Camino Real link here: http://planetultra.com/portfolio/cam...ury-poker-run/
Rick / OCRR
PS: Will report back on Monday regarding just how bad it was out there on the double.