You ride with your video camera on long enough, you’re bound to get something interesting. Today it was a nasty car/truck crash at Sky Londa. But we’ll get to that in a minute. First, it was great to be back on a bike after a week off, as I traveled to Trek on Sunday. Technically, I rode a bit yesterday (Wednesday) in Waterloo WI, on Trek’s mountain bike trails, but that wasn’t too taxing. Unfortunately, I hold up better after a while off the bike than Kevin, who, after having to cut last Thursday’s ride short due to a massive headache, and was told by doctors at Kaiser to take 4 days off from riding (which killed off Sunday), and then forgot to set is alarm for Tuesday… he was not in a good way.
Of course, being young, Kevin still tried to ride hard & fast, which probably contributed to his two seizures, one halfway up Kings, and another on the descent towards Sky Londa. But if he hadn’t had that second seizure, if I didn’t have to try and figure out where he was and then ride back to find him, I’d have never come upon the car/truck crash.
Aside from that it was a gorgeous morning, with a bit of fog burning off just ahead of us as we rode. West Old LaHonda was spectacular, with a whiff of fog along Skyline and a blazing sun overhead.
It’s going to take a couple of weeks to get back into fighting shape after this latest trip to WI though. I gained about 4 pounds, which still puts me several pounds below last year’s weight, so I’m thinking that cheese-laden bratwurst was worth it on Tuesday, when we decided we’d rather get fat on “real” WI food than catered convention glop.
Obviously, we’re going to need to burn some calories off on our ride this Sunday!