"You never know what you can't do until you try and fail miserably with a mouth full of broken teeth", The Candid Cyclist
My wife got me my biggest surprise Christmas present ever this year. A brand new Specialized Fatboy Carbon. I'd been lusting for a new fatbike for over a year and the desire was becoming overwhelming. And there it was under the Christmas tree. #bestchristmaspresentever
|She got me, a total surprise!|
|Like A Pro|
|Team Big Bird|
|I wouldn't have to walk this on a Fatboy Carbon|
|Fellow Fatboy rider|
|Then there were 5|
|Beautiful Boxing Day|
|Blaze, WoodsVagen, The Red Baron, Kale & Ruby|
|I think Herb commented that I had a great opportunity for a new Facebook profile picture. Funny since he isn't on Facebook.|
|That is not snot, that is the remnant of my lip. Note the tooth on the right.|
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” Hunter S. Thompson
I was in a mild state of shock as my wife drove me home. I started making calls to see who could put me back together and got an emergency appointment scheduled with the dentist with a stop at quick care to cut off this annoying flap of lip. I got through the intake and one of the questions made me feel like a 6 year old with training wheels.
"Did you fall off your bike?"What? No, I didn't "fall" off my bike. This is one of the more advanced fatbikes on the market. I ride 6000 miles a year and enter mountain bike races. "Did I fall off my bike?" !!! I told her I did an unintentional dismount onto a concrete parking divider.
One clip and 4 stitches later that was done. Oh, and the missing piece of tooth was found...embedded in my flesh. The doc couldn't get the needle through. Gross. The dentist was able to patch up the broken tooth but was a little more concerned about the loose one - splinted and hoping for the best.
I went home and skipped the prescribed pain meds in lieu of 2 martinis. That seemed to do the trick.
|This was the least of my facial injuries.|
Man, I can't wait to ride that bike again. Too bad it's raining!