Saturday, February 26, 2011

First Race of the Season

And I'm at home. Actually the Frostbite TT is delayed today, if not canceled; it's all white up north around Everett and snowing lightly down here in Seattle.

Unfortunately, either way the race isn't really an option for me. I've been off the bike since December. Not by choice however.. up to the end of Demeber I was commuting about daily, and getting in 13-16 hours a week.

Training for the 2011 season, getting ready to hit the ground running in the 3's. With 2 points carried over from last year I was ready to get some more.

But then..

The sad fact is that many drivers still don't look for bikes, much less see us. And they are apparently in a hurry.

A driver pulled out in front of me on a training ride, and with no time to stop I ran into the car.. long story short I haven't been able to ride for about two months now, recovery has been slower than I would have liked.

So here I sit, thinking about how Mason Lake (road race) is coming up on March 6th, and I'm still in pain now and then from the accident.. And the first Sequim road race is on the 12th.


It's not like the Mason/Sequim races were all that important, but it would have been nice to get out there with everyone else and put my training to use. Walla Walla is still an "A" race for me, and I really hope to make it there. But there's no rush.

Until the doctors give me official clearance to return to the racing, the main focus is still on recovery.

Be careful out there! And expect to see me in the peloton later this season.


Luke said...

Bummer - hope you get to feeling better soon. I'll be looking for you at the races this year...

Ian Schmidt said...

yeah - it was called off.
the weather was bad enough I left 30' before they called the race off, on the grounds that I wasn't going to risk something happening at a TT in February :-)

Keep healing up - maybe coffee tomorrow?

Eric Cockrell said...

I'm so sick of drivers crushing cycling dreams. That is some shit man, hope you are on the bike sooner than later. PS, half the field is already spoken for in WallaWalla, wouldn't count on getting in..bummer town.

Sean Phillips said...

Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you have a fast recovery. Better to meand then to race in the snow.

just todd said...

Good to see that you made it out to Indy Valley, Matt! I'm glad that you're getting back into the action.

D-enis M-enchov said...

Congrats on winning the cat 3 race at Ballard! Bring back da blog.