After Ty's disappointing race at Iola, he needed to do a group ride to refresh his racing tactics, on how to suffer and attack. Thursday's Alterra Group ride is just what the Doctor ordered and then some. After doing 30+ miles and heading back to Alterra with a nice tail wind, there was a final sprint with a bump that took him down along with Tim Scanley. Hitting the ground at 26+ MPH will leave a mark. Scanley nearly lost his head to the curb, but his helmet was the hero and took the blow. Both were taken to separate hospitals by the fire department. Tim walked away with a broken pinkie.
I on the other hand, did my own ride and thought I would meet up with him at Alterra afterwards. I was standing in line with Regina getting coffee and I saw that all the guys were rolling in from the ride. One of the non-Alterra members in blue walked up to me and said, "your husband crashed! they took him away on a board" I almost fainted waiting for him to tell me I lost my husband. The MOST terrible moment in my life next to hearing you lost your parents. I am so thankful that he is ok, it's such a scary thing at that moment.
A little road rash. He decided to roll when he fell to prevent any deeper layers from getting ripped off. Smart Boy! Instead he has rash on both sides of his body.
Getting his wounds washed by the nurse. Obviously, the pain medicine is not working.
Thanks Regina for being there at that moment when I thought I was going to collapse. You and Christopher both are awesome!
Ty's got an appointment today with the orthopedic surgeon who did his rotator cuff about 2 years ago. I hope it's not bad news.