I was really looking forward to this ride. First century since my pelvis fracture in March, felt good, great weather, Rick was riding with me. But I crashed at half way, just past lunch - here's the short version:
It was just stupid - I don't know if the wind blew me over or it was a moment of inattention or what, but I drifted off the road into the soft dirt, front wheel sunk in and I hit the deck pretty hard. Lots of pain but doesn't seem serious enough for doctors to get involved. I managed to get back on the bike and return to the lunch stop where I got some bandaging and caught Sag Vehicle #16 back to Davis.
Up until then I was feeling great - we pumped out 50 miles by 10 o'clock.
One glitch was that they gave me the wrong route slip at check-in... I didn't even look at it because they mark the streets so well... but I thought since they gave me the green slip and green wrist band that we were following the green course. Turns out the green was for 100km and I started off the wrong direction at the split but then Rick and I figured out what the deal was - he had the yellow band.
This is going to hurt for quite a while.
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