Just waiting for the ok from thendoc tonstart training again. And i know
The support (lack theoreof) is far to close to home
Sadly, it wouldnt matter if yhis was how i made a living their would still be an objection. Cant fight uphill on all fronts
See the speciaist on the 8th , training before sundown hopefully.
Id pulled my neck and would probably be on my way shortly. Just debating scan or xrays to be sure. Scan won
One ct scan later and im being taped down to some blocks and told to keep still as ive broke C4, C7 and T4 possibly. But mot to worry as id got no signs of nerve damage yet.
World went a bit dark just then
Was moved onto neurosurgery ward for the experts in the morning and put on fluids as i was dehydrated. Id need another scan and then we will see.
Two different junior consultants visited to tell me what would happen and not to worry
It was a long night
In the morning - i was advised it was a stable C7 lamina only - i could go home with a collar and it takes 4-12weeks to get better .
In the bed next to me, a cyclist hit by someone pulling out at point blank distance tonthem sending them over thenbonnet. Same injuries as I except paralisis that was now abating (25days after). Helmet saved his life
Opposite, a cyclist who had one to many to often and hit a tree and nages his head( no hemet) lucky to be upright.
But im releived beyond measure. And now a little fustrated.
Imuk org returned my kit and the aa brought the car back and its juat about getting better.
Another race? Im game but inthink the donestic challenge will not be thwarted anytime soon.. Im reluctantly benched. Perhaps less reluctantly as insit here with a collar on and think of what might have been. But i will heal, so being stronger and wiser for the experience ill want to scratch the itch again.
How did I crash on an empty road, on my own, in daylight and in the dry? I dont know. I looked down to seat the bottle , looking up saw the verge almost under my wheel, and was in the edge unfolding mysef a split second later. Unlucky certainly, but crap handling skills and snatching the breaks would be my best guess. (Lesson : you can prep indoors, but you prep for esential skills outdoors )
Why no oomph? I just dont know - i wasnt right coming out of he swim, and maybe was just crap - i should have been quicker and no reason not to have had at least a good lap before fading. Maybe just more work required
Colt alley was inspiring right before sheephouse (which isnt ). And passing pirate support was nice but only saw then the once as i was in a ditch as described above before thensecond lap was out.
Most gutted by the fact my legs were fresh, no after effects after 90 miles even if they were slow ones. If i could have got onto the run who knows but that ship sailed by mile 77. Mental focus is another learning. It really is a long hard slog