I was strolling right along in 2018 until I was sidelined by a nasty accident during a bicycle training ride. I was to race in the South Carolina Master’s Time Trial event on May 17. I was racing in the one-mile and ten-mile time trial and had a shot at winning the ten-mile based on previous winning times. On May 16, I got home from work and the house was empty. What to do? I hopped on my bike to stretch my legs for the next day’s race. About two miles from home – I hadn’t even broken a sweat – I was hit by a car doing about sixty. The driver got to go home and I got to learn how to walk again after three months in the hospital.
Needless to say that my writing, along with everything else, was put on hold for half a year.
I’m still as weak as a lamb and there are posts to come about my accident. Even so, I’ve been able to put out a few blog posts and publish a few pieces.
My most popular blog post was by far my pre-accident review of the Peloton indoor fitness bike. Per my wife, and I rarely disagree with her, it’s “the best money we’ve ever spent”. I am back using the bike and it feels great. My conclusion in the piece is a resounding yes. Read it here.
My personal favorite is a piece that I published in The Dead Mule Journal titled One By One. Each In Turn. Sans One. It’s a memoir piece about the time that I said ‘No’ to a backwoods Florida preacher. Have a read, it’s short.
Oddly, to me, my second favorite blog post was in my perspective series and is called Your Sagging Beam. It’s a takeoff from home construction shows and is about doing the real work and not just covering things to look nice. Two very different things.
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