Plans. Well, I have them, of course. Then again, it would be nice to execute them. Unfortunately not to be this spring.
The dérailleur shifts gears... it's not a de-RAIL-er. That would cause a train to jump the tracks. It just changes the gearing so you can go at a different speed.
That said, I'm shifting gears. I had planned on hitting a bunch of the Covered Bridge races, and all the RATL series. Both are fun races in their own way, and with 8 races in 5 weeks, I should come out in ripping race shape.
Well, I was splitting wood... split, split, split. And so begins a story with a not so happy ending.
Leave it so say I'm typing with one and a half hands while my broken pinkie finger is nestled in this splint. I'm two weeks out from the injury and can only ride because I did NOT ask the doc if it was OK.
Group rides are freaky, so I stay at the back... not the best place to be, but it keeps me moving. Eating and drinking on the bike are difficult, first because I have to use my left hand, which is OK, if I think about it... but then all control is left to the splinted hand.... I have been working really hard at keeping a light touch on the bars. Though on really bumpy roads, it's better to firm up the grip a bit to dampen the jarring of the bars.
Next Ortho/OT appointment is May 10. So Maybe I'll be back in time to do Chippewa Creek. I'm just looking forward to gearing up!
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