Rest and Recovery

Since my crash on my road bike 10 days ago, my physical activity has consisted of nothing more than evening walks at a slow pace.   Recovering from a crash takes time (more so for me, now that I’m in the 50+ category).

After my crash, I took a few days off work, not so much for the painful road rash (in too many places to count), but for concussion symptoms that made it difficult to stare at a computer screen or focus my attention on a task for very long.  I’ve had concussions before, so I know that the only way to get through this is to rest.

So, after a couple of trips to my family doctor, I’ll be taking a bit of a break from riding.  I hope to be better for the Share the Road ride on September 25, but I don’t anticipate riding before then.  The break comes at a good time.  With fading daylight, late-afternoon riding is slowly becoming night riding.  I love riding in the cooler temperatures of fall, and I still plan to complete my “50 memorable rides in my 50th year” goal.  I have 12 to go…

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