About four years ago, I dislocated my shoulder. Not doing anything dramatic - just leaning on a wall, whilst stood in a stream, trying to pick a stone out for Gracie (age 2). Shoulder popped out, and I had to walk a mile home, with a two year old, who then recounted the story to friends a couple of weeks later "My daddy hurt his arm. He fell in the stream. He said F*CKING HELL".
I broke my collarbone a year and a half ago too after trying to keep up with Matt Simmonds and Nigel Page on a DH testing day. Pretty stupid really. Four days after that happened, I had to go to Taiwan, and so it is this time too - I'm away Saturday to a trade show, but this time it's sort of planned.
Because the shoulder keeps popping out. It did it at Centreparcs on a Waterslide, it's done it in bed, its done it whilst swimming and to cap it all, on my "last ride in the valley before Surgery", it did it again.
So I'm out of action, off the bike, kind of out of choice this time, for THREE MONTHS.
If you're out of action, all the best. And in the mean time, I'm going to crack on with some cool designs I want to work on, and get me a nice sample frame sorted for my first ride back.
22 November 2011