FINALLY got to take a ride.

I broke my arm on Christmas day, a mere 39 days ago, although who’s counting, seriously. I finally felt good enough and the weather was good enough I was able to get up to West Creek and crank out a couple of laps. It was a slow ride and very short, but it was nice to finally shake off the feeling of sitting around doing nothing. I mainly wanted to go through the motions, i.e. putting my bike up on my car, getting in the aero position, using clipless pedals, etc. All the stuff that can result in a fall or hurt your arm worse than it already is if you’re not careful, but it was all flawless. Next ride I’ll go out on the road for my favorite short loop, a 19.5 mile spin in eastern Goochland. Glad everything’s working. Have a great day,


This link is to today’s ride route:

By the way, some of you may have seen the “Sh*t _____ [fill in the blank] say” series. My friend Andrew sent me a link to “Sh*t triathletes say”:

It’s great between ~:25 and :35 seconds when they talk about… following my blog. Right.

I also like the guy wearing the aero helmet on his trainer.


About Jay McLaughlin

I am a rehabilitation counselor. I have many friends with autism and traumatic brain injuries. They help me learn new things constantly. I hike with dogs at the James River in Richmond - a lot. I've completed an Iron distance triathlon a year for 11 years. My most recent was in Wilmington, NC in November, 2013. I currently compete in mid-distance triathlons. And work and hike and take pictures and write and eat.
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3 Responses to FINALLY got to take a ride.

  1. evelyn says:

    Excellent news! You’ve been mighty patient; I know you feel better. That video is one of the funnier ones in the sh*t series. Yay you!

  2. I have given the appearance of being mighty patient, but I was seething. Thank goodness I was able to ride!

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