On 25 June 2017 I suffered one of the most horrific accidents of my life. Since then pain has been a constant friend. The past 11 weeks has been one of the toughest periods of my life, but the one thing that I can take from this situation is you.
I want to give a big thank you from me!
I don’t get anything back from doing this blog. If anything it costs me a small fortune in time and money to run, and I give up a ridiculous amount of late nights working on my laptop running the Dandenong Ranges. At times, I’ve wondered whether what I’m doing is actually making a difference.
Since my accident I have been struck with overwhelming support. The well wishes and kind words since my accident have really touched me and I wanted to say thank you to you all. The kind riders that stopped to offer assistance to me at the scene of the accident.
I’m gobsmacked that they stood in the middle of the road protecting me from oncoming traffic whilst I was lying on the road unconscious for close to 5 minutes.
Then there was a delimena that they wouldn’t take my bike in the Ambulance. It was pure luck that a mate, David Mueller just happened to be riding past. He kindly offered to take my bike to Velo Cycles in Carlton North who babysat my bike for a couple of days. Thankyou!! Then to Mike Boudrie, editor of La Velocita who came and picked up my bike and who has taken care of it until I’m well enough to travel far enough to go pick it up. Huge Thankyou!!!
The accident has cost me dearly. Apart from the injuries, my helmet & Garmin were destroyed. My kit was cut off me and ended up in the bin. Guess I’ve got to see myself as lucky to just be here.
I won’t be riding for some time, but in the mean time am enjoying spending more quality time with the family. I’m hoping to still be involved in the cycling community and continue with this blog, and hopefully get out to the odd ride to catch up with mates.
To be continued…….