Friday, May 15, 2009

I Believe I can Fly

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly

For this of you who have been following 'Liewe Hexies' blog, will know this story already, but here is my interpretation. Last Saturday we a group of us went out to do the Magaliesburg ride again. It starts off with a slog up he Krugersdorp hill and then off into the veld for some fantastic single track. There is a very technical 'gnarley' downhill section that takes a lot of concentration. Anyway about 50m before this downhill section it rode through a small tuft of grass only to find myself air born a split second later. Now flying isn't the problem, its the landing that is the problem. Well I somehow landed on my hand (as well as other parts of my body). The pain was intense, but after a few minutes I managed to continue virtually one handed. When we got back to the main road I opted to end the ride and go back. Liewe Hexie came back with me and I had it x-rayed, but fortunately nothing was broken. For the next few days I had a very blue hand and wrist.

This week has been very hectic, as I have had some guys out from the UK for business, but we managed to have our 'bike club' meeting on Monday evening. At one stage we were all standing out in the dark with our various tourches checking who's was the brightest. Well Gadget Boy won hands down with his 960 lumen tourch. That Exposure MaXx-D is amazing.

I need to do some serious training the weekend. Only 4 weekends of training left...

Hopefully I will be able to include some decent pics on the next posting.

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