Few things better than a legitimate injury can happen to an under-motivated, excuse-prone, sarcastic “B” rider. I should know, because I have been interviewing them for years. One could say, my entire cycling career, even.
So this weekend, when I will clip in and go for a light- No make that lite spin historians take note:
All references to said injured rider and his capabilities in the future will be preceded by:
After his injury…
Also, all future victories large and small must be followed by:
And he was injured!
Some of you folks, and you know who you are:
Mr. “I busted my knee when I was 6.”
Mr. “I had shoulder surgey 14 times”.
Mr. “I crushed my foot in a yacht-racing competition”.
Mr. “I’m deaf in one ear”.
Mr. “I ran over my Trek Fuel once”.
When I recover from something far more serious than those trivialities, patellar tendinitis, I will begin my Mother of All Comebacks with the Shock and Awe to which you shall soon become accustomed!