Sunday, March 30, 2008

First World Cup of the year!

For those of you that were watching the live coverage on I am ok.

I haven't crashed in a race in years and yesterday was an unlucky day. I am not exactly sure how it happened but it happened fast. I was in the air and then ended up in the barriers on a tight corner and had someone and their bike slam into my back. I got up, grapped my water bottles and the adrenaline was pumping so all I was thinking about was getting back onto the front pack. However, when I went to jump back on my bike my front wheel snapped off and rolled to the side of the road. Hmmmmmmmmmmm! I guess my bike forks are broken and I can't ride anymore. I later found that I also had a flat tire in the rear.

As for me, I am well covered in road rash on the left side, and well bruised on the right side and my back. I got cleaned up in the med tent and found that I may have a scaphoid fracture but hopefully just a bad sprain. Xrays won't show anything for seven days................uh that would be New Plymouth World Cup race day.......SO....I will wait a few days and if it starts to feel better and swelling goes down then it should be a sprain and I can deal with that. I am still able to run (did a 50min run with 10min tempo after being mended) and will get the bike fixed tomorrow and try swimming lightly. If swimming lighly is possible.........I will let you know.

I will include some carnage photos in the next day or two.

I will be back on the horse in no time and getting my Olympic selection done!


Stefane Mauris said...

Hi Brent,

Was worried with the DNF next to your name. Keep your spirit and hope you'll recover soon.

Eileen Swanson said...

So glad you are ok. Sorry that you crashed. But so happy that you have such an amazing positive attitude always. You inspire all of us. I need to learn from you. I had a really rough race on Sat and needed to stay positive, I wasn't so positive and it made my race worse. I need to remember all of the advice that you gave me. You are awesome!

Recover quick,

BreeWee said...

NO WAY! I had to fly home and missed the mens race, wondered what happen when your name wasn't showing a finish time! I am so sorry... but what doesn't kill you makes you STRONGER! Go get em' Brent! Rootin' for you loud & proud!

Brent said...

Thanks so much for the notes guys! I will be back at it in no time. I am hoping to have a good go at this weekends race in New Plymouth.