Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Final Two

Here they are, with the slight possibility looming of bike rides starting slowly again. I say that after receiving MRI results today which entailed. Yes, still a fracture. Yes I ROFL'd after hearing that. The good news, no more boot, just a longer recovery time. With the fracture there is quite a bit of ligament, soft tissue damage as well as a good dose of "Man! I must be an incredible pussy!" All I did was stop my bike. It's now late November and I'm still dealing with it with a possible recovery time of a year or possibly two. Yep, I'll always remember this when I put my foot down for the rest of my riding days. Which could hopefully start soon after I get some more advice.

So here they are. The two greatest rides in the last four years or however this dumb blog's been running. I hope these two rides can be topped in the next year.

Palisades Lookout. Jasper This was one of the best mountain rides in a long time (probably cause they are few and far between.) Ironically it took place on nothing but fire roads, yet a ride to the summit of the Palisades is a reward I'm sure not too many cyclists in Alberta have experienced. I really wonder why?

A Trail so Nice, I Rode it Twice This was an incredible day spent frolicking around in Fort Saskatchewan. I'm sure somebody laced my pre ride niblets with speed or crack cocaine as the power I had this whole ride was incredible. Every technical section was cleared including the steep climb at the end going up to Turner park twice. Funny, I think this was the last day that hill was conquered.

Basking in That Terwillegar Glow

A rather amazing after work ride on the wonderful Moots which carried its weight through the singletrack. I have started gaining power after...