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The long road back: Part 20

Happy anniversary.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the worst crash of my cycling life over in California, resulting in major shoulder surgery, plenty of titanium and more painkillers in a year than I’ve taken in the rest of my life combined. 407 more words


[Carter] 10 Days Old | Northern VA Newborn Photographer

Carter came to see me for newborn photos and brought along his mom, dad, big sister, Catie and his two angel twin sisters Abby and Brooke.   337 more words


The long road back: Part 19

Descent into the unknown

I’ve been back riding for several months now, even racing a bit. Things have been going pretty well of late, but today it was time to face one of the last remaining mental barriers in my recovery: … 206 more words


The long road back: Part 18

The race between the ears.

Things continue to progress very slowly. Every day the shoulder gets a little stronger, and every couple of weeks the weights I’m doing get just that little heavier. 415 more words


The long road back: Part 14

On the road again.

Almost three months to the day since my crash in early December, I ventured out for the very first time this morning. 490 more words


The long road back: Part 12

Getting physical

Dragged myself out of bed early the other day and caught up for a post-ride coffee with my usual Wednesday bunchies for the first time since the crash. 532 more words


The long road back: Part 11

Stretching the elastic

I’m very fortunate to have good mate who’s a great cyclist. And an even greater physio. I won’t name or embarrass him, but if you know me, chances are you’ll know him. 601 more words