As many of you know, I took a spill on my bike while going 22 miles per hour on March 30th of this year. I was lucky and only had a dislocated AC in the third degree which required ortho surgery to repair. I see my doc this Tuesday and will, hopefully, get the ok to start training again! I’m not 100% yet but a firm 85%! Why was I lucky? Because I wore the correct protective gear. When I hit the pavement at 22 miles per hour, I came down on my right shoulder and my head hit the ground. I was wearing a Bell Volt helmet which took the brunt of the impact and I walked away without any head injury! Here are some pictures that show the damage to the helmet. I couldn’t get a good picture of the inside to show that the crack ended up being rather large! If I had not protected my head, I certainly could have suffered a head trauma and my outcome could have been much different! I just encourage everyone, from children to those that ride at a recreational level, please protect your head! I just had my bike serviced and purchased a new helmet so I am looking forward to doc telling me I can take off! 🙂
It is riverfest in Wichita Kansas and I will be volunteering at the Wichita Riverfest Criterium Race . This will be a blast! I will be there with my 300 pounds lost shirt on sharing my story and helping where I can! Look forward to seeing everyone there! Here are a couple of pics from last year…none are me! Will get a few action packed photos posted on Monday from this years race!