“Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love.” – Museeuw

Four weeks ago I had a random accident where my bike slipped out sideways on a dry day. I didn’t even fall in the normal way, I caught myself with my left leg stepping off the bike. Unfortunately, the force of 25mph applied to my left leg while my right leg and bike went the other way resulted in fracturing my lesser trochanter on my femur.

The bad news was that this break required immediate surgery to fix, with a plate and a pin going through to reattach the the bone. The good news was because of my age, good bone health, and being physically fit the doctors said I would recover quickly and be back to normal level of activity in 12 weeks or so post-surgery.

I received even more good news this week, the bone is looking good and I was cleared to ride my indoor trainer. Granted, I am not cleared for intensity but any amount of getting the legs going again is going to ease the transition when I can add some intensity at the end of April.


Thankfully, I have Zwift to keep me honest on the low intensity. That’s my avatar with no helmet and a pink steel bike. After all, its a virtual world so why not at least have some style?