nearly a show stopper

Getting injured. It had to happen sooner or later but I put on a show in the process.

There I was, flying down a hill on my trusty Dahon bike, on route to the 10am (and only for the day) Bikram class. I felt my steering go a little weird (mental note: take Sabrina back to the bike shop for a re-check). The next instant, everything went horribly wrong and I found myself flying over the handle bars.. Aren’t these things supposed to happen in slow motion?!

A few judo rolls later (thanks to attaining the lofty heights of green belt), I find myself on my feet assessing the situation: Puncture in front wheel, a little bark off the hand, leg, lower back and a sore ankle. Phew, glad I was wearing a helmet! Time still on the clock? Check. Slip in a new tube, pump it up, climb back on the saddle and make the class!

Matt’s hot travel tip #3: Send your kids to judo.. minimum green belt!

The pain comes later and I realize I’ve sprained my ankle, the Bikram heat keeping it at bay till I get home. Darn, I’ll have less ice for the Sangria now that I have to share it with my ankle!

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2 Responses to nearly a show stopper

  1. Yvonne August 10, 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    Oh No….

    RICE it

    Rest Ice Compression Elevation (above heart height if possible!)

  2. Erik August 11, 2009 at 6:31 am #

    Dude, it was an accident about to happend sooner or later… But I’m very happy that you have the good taste of using a helmet. I’m, sure you don’t look funny at all!
    Judo – great thing to know, I think I will take you up on that travel tip when the time is ready for it..
    Keep up the great work mate, and keep your eyes on the road…