Monday, June 30, 2008

Levi Trow Race and Crash

Levi Trow 100 started off as I had hoped, at the gun I ran like a sack of potatoes to my bike where I sat back about 5th or 6th. By the end of the lap I was first SS and 2nd overall with 3rd and 4th with me, I went through lap 2 with the same time as my first lap, but about 6 miles into the 12 mile 3rd lap I flipped my bike, hit the ground and my bar end came into the back of my right calf. It felt like someone stood behind me and kicked me as hard as they could in the back of the leg. I jumped on my bike and took off, then I felt it grow warm and tight and within 30 sec. I couldn't put any weight on it. I coasted along the trail peddling with my left leg until I couldn't go any further. At about this moment another rider came along and went ahead for help. About 15min later the race promoter, Jason, came along and gave me a ride to the EMTs that were looking for me. They got me bandaged and iced up, then carted me back to the start finish area where they took me for a parade lap in from of about 75 spectators, humiliating. I got back to my truck where I was met with a lot of support for loading and offers to drive me home, all of which I was extremely thank full for. A big thanks to Renee for driving me home, I thought I could do it, but her good sense and driving ability probably kept me from crashing into a ditch. I am having one of those years that occasionally plagues riders, you are in great shape, but things that have never happened before suddenly start popping up at every event. I hope that this is the end of it, but I still have a number of races left so I guess we will see if any new things happen. The one thing that has happened is I have become very angered at the bad luck I have been experiencing and for me nothing makes me go faster than being angered, so I plan on bottling it up and letting it go for the rest of the year. Don't worry I put it to the pedals and not to other riders, I mean this is mountain biking not road racing. I'm walking today, which is nice because its my birthday and I would like to be able to get around for at least a couple cocktails tonight. Thanks again to everyone, to many to mention, for helping me get home.

7 comments:

Chris said...

Hey, happy birthday and get well soon!

MadCross said...

Hope you are feeling better today so you can enjoy your birthday! Heal up so you can bottle that anger and turn your luck around. There's plenty of racing yet this year.

mzzm said...

Good to hear it wasn't anything that will take you out for a while. You gotta love the Wisconsin rescue folks and their toys. I think they wanted to get out for a ride anyway.

enduroloco said...

Happy B-day now go do some landscaping.

ScoleTrain said...

Happy B-Day! Heal up quick so we can both make it through a race without any issues this season.

EXPO Racing said...

Enjoy the Day and heal up as fast as you ride.

d*pow said...

one of these races it'll all come together for you, I swear!