A bike wreck and end to my 2012 biking season
Thursday, November 22, 2012
It has been too long since I have blogged . . . . again.
i have re-discovered my Spark with respect to tracking food and have been tracking everything that I eat.
It is Thanksgiving! I am Thankful for my health, family and everything God has provided - including biking!
I have really ridden my bicycle alot this year and have exceeded my mileage goals!
Actual Goal Difference
January 189.7 50 139.7
February 149.9 100 49.9
March 323.2 200 123.2
April 519.9 500 19.9
May 581.2 500 81.2
June 581.4 500 81.4
July 710.4 500 210.4
August 604.3 500 104.3
September 581.9 500 81.9
October 502.7 500 2.7
November 319.1 200 119.1
December 0 100 -100.0
Total 5063.7 4150 913.7
Unfortunately, November 21st is the end of my 2012 biking season.
I managed to not see a large metal gate across the exit to a parking lot. I hit it while traveling about 15 mph. I immediately did my best Superman impersonation. . . . flipping across the gate and handlebars . . . . landing on my left hand and head. If had not been wearing my helmet, my scalp would have taken the damage that my helmet did . . . AND Ilikely woul have cracked my skull.
After the wreck, I immediately got up and tired to shake things off. I decided to try riding home. (It is amazing how decision making skills are impacted by a blow to the head.) I could only ride right handed and stopped after a mile. I called my wife and had per pick me up.
I went to the emergency room after dicovering that all local urgent care centers close after 2 pm on the days before a holiday. It was a good thing. Since my neck was also sore the ER immobilized my neck and did a CT scan plus chest and hand x-rays.
The result? Broken 5th metacarpal of my left hand - next to the knuckle. Next, I get to see an orthopedic doctor. Hand surgery may be in my future.
So 2012 outdoor biking season is over. So today I am Thankful and resting (wow - I am Sore!)
Tomorrow, I inspect my bike, start working out on the stationary bike and start planning for my return to biking in 2013!