Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ONT
Bikes: Road: Trek 1.5 (2007). Mountain: Santa Cruz Chameleon (2008). Beater: Peugeot Recorde du Monde (1850)
well, this is the second day with it all. i'm surprised how fast i'm healing. i don't wear bandages on my arm until it's time to sleep (so i don't muss up my sheets with my elbow). my thigh is healing slower, though, since i have to cover it up if i'm going to do anything during the day. i find i heal faster (or at least it's less painful) if i let the wounds sit out in the air, or the sun.
since it's summer vacation, i can sit around the house in just my underwear so the wounds get a chance to heal. i'm not much help working anymore, so what does it matter, eh?
the guy is a friend. i invited him up on a long trip up to Newmarket (round trip of 76km). The route to get there is hilly, as you can see from the pics. We were descending down a hill... and riding two across in the lane. I was rolling on the outside. He heard a car coming (which i didn't). When this happens, we ride in single file. Since i'm the stronger rider i usually ride in front. i tell him there's a car coming, gesture the number of cars (they usually come in twos or threes?) with a hand signal, and then tell him if i'm going to take the lead, or fall behind, and make the move.
this time... he decided to just cut in (he thought he was way ahead of me (yeah, right)) without warning. well... here are the results... yay... combination of not paying attention and bad rider, i suppose. his turn was relatively quick: so fast i couldn't react by putting on the brakes.
Last edited by Zan; 07-02-08 at 08:12 AM.