Crazy thing happened to me on the way to Rhineland yesterday. I'm going for a nice easy zone 1/2 ride via the Katy Trail on the cross bike enjoying the cool am temps just after sunrise as I've done so many other days. I get about 6 miles out to the town to Rhineland near the baseball field and there it was, a mound of dirt about 2 foot high and 3 foot wide right in front of me. I did not see the obstacle the someone decided to place right in the middle of the trail until it was too late. No way for me to go left or right so I committed to a "jump over". This kid can't jump that high.
I nailed the front tire on the top of the dirt mound causing me to rotate over the bike coming to rest hard on my right shoulder. And the best part of it was the ground had been used to rinse off unused cement so it was hard as a rock.
While in the air I thought to myself "this one was is going to hurt". Sure enough it did! I got up, shoulder killing me, cuts and scrapes that are to be expected seen all over yet the bike was in good shape, no issues there.
Thinking I could shake it off I attempted to ride it out. Not being able to lift the bike with my right arm was a sure sign I would not be able to shake it off. Made the call to Dawndi for a pick up and off the emergency room for x-rays. Result; fractured right color bone way up near the shoulder with no overlap. Good news is that is small fracture and I'm able to type this with both hands.
Next three weeks will be basement training on the trainer, expecting only to miss the Velo Crit on Oct 5 ready to race Bubba #1 October 19.
At least I did not do this in the middle of cross season before State or Nationals..... could have been alot worse too.