Tuesday, February 12, 2008

thus begins week 2...

Wow. Week 2 of Spring season already!

Week 1 flew by. Track practice on Thursday night was a ton of fun. About 75% of the team turned out at Foothill for a little bit of running, a little bit of strength training, a little agility, and a lot of ice-breaking!

Saturday morning we had our first swim/bike practice at Burgess. What we thought would be a logistical problem turned out to be a boon--we are now finding ourselves with ample extra time for clinics and extra strength and stretching...and a set-up that permits all riders to go out at once. This is great because it keeps the staff from getting overly split up, and makes SAG a lot easier.

Unfortunately, while we were out on our ride, we came upon a man laid out in the left turn lane who had clearly been badly injured. He was being tended to by several other cyclists and a motorist, and an ambulance was already on the way. I don't know what has become of him, but it's likely that he suffered a pretty severe head injury. It was scary and sobering, and probably upsetting for the participants that saw it. I was riding with a group of about 10 people, and once I was sure it wasn't one of ours who had gone down, I sped past everyone and shouted...

"Always wear your brain bucket!"

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