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greenjersey explores new depths of stupidity

Dearie me, today I managed to bugger up a really pleasant club ride. As we left the tea stop we had to cross the busy A27 where the last three, including me, were delayed by the traffic. We pressed on to catch up and as we              re- grouped there was a general slowing  just as I was checking that I had activated my heart rate monitor. I looked up in time to see the back of the group six inches in front.

I smashed in to the last rider and we both hit the tarmac. Firstly I have to say that he took it very well with no sign of entirely justifiable road rage. He had plenty of grazing and although at first sight I seemed to have got off lightly  fifteen minutes later I had a swelling the size of half a grapefruit on my shin bone.

Brighton A & E soon had me X rayed and the nurse showed me that no bones were broken. she even pointed out some minor calcification in my leg arteries which she said was “normal” for a gentleman of my age. She told me that I have damaged a blood vessel in the leg and my lower limb will soon be purple. She said I must watch out for infection, which isn’t unusual, and ever since I cannot stop thinking of Johan Museeuw’s terrible crash in the forest of Arenberg.

So there you have it. This wasn’t the usual crash where “somebody brought me off”, it was 100% my fault. The nurse said not to ride the bike for a week but at the moment I wouldn’t care if I never saw a bike again.

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An on line chat about Lance

Cycle of denial: The dirty world of cycling | CBC Sports Online.

Lance, say it ain’t so!  This has been around for four years and still millions of suckers can only repeat the mantra that he is the most tested athlete ever. Forget the doping for a moment, doesn’t he sound like a real twat?

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