Bicycling the TransAmerica Trail

Cycling Across the US, Coast to Coast

Bicycling Adventure #3

54 days, 3,783 miles, Jul-Aug 2010

Ray Jardine

2010-09-2Virginia page 49 of 54

Day 49, Virginia

Roanoke

At lunch, two days after the accident. My hamburger bun is starting to heal, but still I have to lean slightly to one side to avoid sitting that side.  

The bike shop finished installing the new shifters, so I got to try riding the bike. "T_R_Y" There's nothing like getting hit by a semi to make a person feel old.

So the first question was whether I could get my leg over the crossbar. I couldn't lift my right leg too high, but I managed the first test.

The second question was whether I could sit on the bicycle's seat, with my whole backside, on the left side, covered in road rash (and truck tire rash).

As good luck would have it, my bike sitting area was fine, and I managed several laps around the parking lot. In fact I had a lot of fun - like a kid on a new bike.

Never mind that I must of looked somewhat odd, with adult diapers under my shorts to catch the fluid weeping from the rash.

Ray in diapers

Miles pedaled today: 0.5

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