I Went to Arizona and All I Got Was This Lousy Broken Shoulder

I Went to Arizona and All I Got Was This Lousy Broken Shoulder

We sprung for First Class so I would be comfortable for the journey back home. Economy seats on airlines are becoming ridiculously tight. Thank God I'm small but on a four plus hour flight jammed between the seat in front and two capriciously sized travelers to my sides, the skies ain't so friendly anymore. I haven't been so friendly lately so the thought of playing possum for an entire flight nearly across the country is simply a recipe for things to get ugly. So I went to Arizona and all I got was this lousy broken shoulder. The pain of…

Shit Happens

Shit Happens

tldr; I broke my scapula and two ribs hitting the asphalt around 40 mph on a tight and technical downhill corner while attending a training camp in Tucson, AZ. The week was supposed to be about getting back to the joy of riding my bike. Winter back East has sucked. Prolonged periods of below freezing day time temperatures, snow, ice, and gusting winds have made training outdoors difficult to say the least. Most of my training is based on shorter and more intense workouts but I also need endurance for a 3.5 hour race. Therefore 5 hour endurance rides…