Kerryv's picture

How was your ride today? Week of April 17, 2017

Is anyone else biking this week?  It looks like a great week for biking for this time of year!

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Newzones's picture

First Ride

First ride in today, took BRP from Edworthy to 11st then 12 ave. First time on the new cycle track as well was a nice cool morning to try to get moving again.

winterrider's picture

Paths were busy this morning

I had a two week vacation followed by a week of driving due to an injury on the foot. Back on the bike this week and things are much busier now. Nice to see the paths springing back to life, and the geese returning in droves.

Won't be too long before we start seeing the little fuzzy gozlings!

912R's picture

Work behind the zoo

Does anyone know if the work behind the zoo (down at the corner that faces the Inglewood train bridge, not the work along Memorial) is complete? I saw this morning that the work along Memorial at the zoo bridge is done.  I've been going around it by going up and over the zoo road, but I hate messing with the traffic there and prefer the longer, more chill path behind the zoo.

RichieRich's picture

Thanks to Good Samaritans

Better late than never, but first time at a computer since my accident.

Thurs eve, April 6th, had a bizarre solo accident whilst crossing Edworthy Bridge.  Near as I figure my baggy shorts got stuck in end of handlebars as I stood up, then on power stroke down I was flipped hard onto the bridge.  Have ridden over 100,000km and never had this happen before, or even heard of it.  Thanks to nearby pedestrian and 2 mountain bikers for immediately assessing the scene and assisting.  The short of it was that within the first 1 minute they had called 911 and my wife, within 10mins I was "gone" (ie unresponsive) between extreme shock and pain andsubsequently had a full week in hospital and am now no-weight-bearing for 6 wks due to major leg injury.  So, again, a HUGE thanks to "Kara" and the 2 bikers who assisted (plus obviously my wife and medical folks).  Good Samaritans ROCK.  Also thanks to all concerned citizens who stopped by; apologies to all who heard me cuss like a farmer and cry/scream like an 8yr old girl.

 

"Treat others as you would be treated".

DarrenB's picture

OMG

So sorry to hear about your injury, Rich. I hope you are on the mend and will be back on the bike as soon as possible. And thanks for sharing your story - it is always great to hear that one can count on nearby samaritans when one of us runs into trouble. All the best for a speed recovery!

winterrider's picture

Holy #*(@

Wow. Thanks for sharing that here, and I'm glad to hear you survived, got help, and I hope you heal well.

I think I'll stick to lycra from now on....

RichieRich's picture

What if's / Thankful for

True - there is a fairly lengthly list of "what if's"...

- what if instead of crashing ON the bridge I had gone OVER the edge onto the gravel below?

- what if I had hit my head first instead of my hip

- what if it had happened in heavier traffic whilst on the road

- what if the Good Samaritans had come 10mins later? 30mins? etc...

 

Oddly enough there are quite a few positives that I've had time to think about...

- more time with family at home, both before and after school

- being more introspective and being thankful for SO MANY other things in life

- opportunity to de-stress from work...... and opportunity to be SO thankful of my work-support

- reading a LOT

- getting so SICK of social media and the incredible brain-drain.  Have caught myself watching just really stupid stuff on YouTube and realizing that I actually haven't DONE something.  Life is living and participating, not watching.

- having to be more patient with others, less demanding, more grateful

 

Christmas lights still installed durnig spring time makes me "forward thinking" for next winter, right?