Day 47-Kalamazoo, MI to ER. Day 48-Rest day- Albion, MI.

An easy rollout that meant to be a very easy day on the Kalamazoo River Trail.

Tried to move it but, nothing happens

At mile 9, I took a sharp 90 degree right onto a long wood bridge, toward the end I needed to turn a 90 degree left and the surface was slick with moss and water. Local Florida lingo for my riding buds and me is “greasy bridge”. My bike slid and both wheels came off the pavement, parallel and before I knew it gravity had brought me back down to earth with a big thud. I hit the left side of my head, helmet caught the blow and did not break, left shoulder, elbow, hip-worst offender because the pain radiates across my pelvis and lower back and left knee. I lay there a minute or two just kind of moaning and cussing. The craziest thing happened next Chrysa and Rich came up behind me and Chrysa asked if I was alright. Right after that, she put on her brakes and fell on her previously fractured elbow. Unbelievable! Then, Rich put on his brakes and down he went as well, It was surreal. There was healed road rash on my left elbow and knee from a fall on the same side 41 days ago. You can’t make this up. I hit way harder this day. Off to local ER to get hip x-ray. It was negative and away I went to lunch and the hotel. Sore as anything and everywhere it seemed.

Photo credit: Ray Goodfellow-opportunist!

We had friend visiting from Fenton, MI and we went to dinner. Jim and Lois offered any help I would need.

I made a plan with Jim and Lois to get picked up tomorrow and spend a night with them, then Wednesday, Jim will drive me to Detroit airport for a non stop flight on Wednesday. I plan to return the Saturday before the last ride in Portland and hopefully ride the last leg. Will need time to recover and will do it at home. Peace out Tres dog