When I was knocked off my bike I read up on broken ribs, including the NHS site (National Health Service UK). It said that basically doctors did nothing & let it just heal naturally. This would take about 6 weeks. So I didn’t bother clogging up the health service unnecessarily, after all I wasn’t coughing up blood!
I seem to be good at the healing process luckily. I’m just 5 weeks in and apart from the odd twinge I seem to be OK. Only legacy is an unwillingness to push it up hills too much, as that led to pain when breathing. Even so I’ve still managed over 500 miles in March as well as a few PRs locally.
However on Wednesday Specialized are hosting a demo day, showing off new rapid bicycles (including Venges). It’s on a race track at Knockhill in Fife, just under 55 miles away. I’m highly unlikely to be buying a new bike any time soon, but I’ve decided to cycle across and have a go. I think I may stand out a bit as white beards probably aren’t the norm for this type of event, especially as my bike & gear is a whole lot less than high spec.
But, should be fun, first of all trying out cutting edge bling bikes and secondly having a blast round the race track with no traffic etc.
Unless I’m feeling very, very fit (or stupid) I’ll probably cycle back to Edinburgh and get the train back.
So I’ve got a little apprehension but looking forward to it unless the weather is totally inclement.
As ever some recent pix: