13.030 – TICK.FOLLOWED.TOCK.FØLLOWED
It’s a long road back to racing after my relatively minor injury. Initially after my crash I was so focused on getting back on the bike I didn’t even want to leave it three weeks before my next race. After waiting two weeks for surgery I’I’m now a few more weeks down the line and everything is healing well. I was told that everything has healed up extremely quickly, but it feels like a million years to me – I really want to ride my bike now!
Having looked at the x-rays it’s clear that there was a great deal of damage to my shoulder and the surgeon has told me that previously he couldn’t be certain that the operation would be a success. Right now the various cracks and breaks are beginning to fuse, but are still fragile so I’ve got to be sensible about it and give it some time.
So for the time being I’m left turbo training and watching races from the sidelines. It’s frustrating to watch those points, so hard fought for at the beginning of the ‘cross season, just trickling away, but I’m being really positive about the 2014 season with KTM, Helly Hansen and Tribeca Sport. Planning my calendar out now it looks pretty busy already and it’ll be nice to properly mix it up both on the road and mountain bikes.
Photos by Glen Whittington. Header Image by Pip Jenkins.
Glen races a pair of Boardman Elite CX Pro‘s which are available via Tribeca Sport. He races in the London CycloCross League and is supported by Bike Science and Helly Hansen. For 2014 he’ll be racing mountain bikes also for KTM. All views and opinions are personal and should be taken with a pinch of salt – This blog is not for cissies or cry-babies.
Glen runs THE.TRIBECA.SPORT.WØRKSHOP which is based at 28 London Road, Southborough, TN4 0QB – 01892 533 339 – firstname.lastname@example.org . The shop specialises in precision servicing, race prepping, 3D Bike Science bike fitting and high quality bikes and equipment. Drop in, give us a call, visit our Facebook page or browse our website for more details. He also runs the shop race team and club as well as racing ‘cross, road and cross-country nationally.