23 July 2008
First Crash on a Road Bike
So tonight was Celeb Pike. Contraire to my original plan a strong rider broke away on the second lap so I went too and we were off. A Couple of laps later Stevo bridged up solo! What a machine! He bridged up and was much stronger then the two of us. So with a third member we were able to recover better. Three others bridged up including Bob Cameron, Marcel Aarden and Kelly Guest. So we worked soo well together. Very smooth, very fast. On the final lap it became rather Chaotic as attacks came often. An IRC athlete attacked from behind and I jumped onto his wheel and as we moved forward, Kelly also tried to get on his wheel. We got tangled up and the two of us went down. I ended up going over the bars and sliding into the ditch. No ones fault just something that happens. I have had a good run. 8 years of racing on the road so I was certainly due. Road Rash everywhere and the bike is looking pretty mangled. So not the way I would like to finish the last Criterium at Celeb Pike but it was fun while it lasted. Oh and sure enough the only race I do with no gloves, I crash. Which Law is that?
On a Positive note I have just been upgraded to Category 3 due to the Skagit Valley Omnium.
Time to Recover,