Monday, August 18, 2008
Vuelta D`Geo - On The Disabled List
Sorry folks......that good form I was exhibiting lately has taken a setback. Believe it or not I was "run" over by a outboard powered boat at Kearney lake today.
Thanks to survival instinct and some serious evasive action I managed to avoid the prop except for my left quad which looks like it was clawed by a bear. I think I have at least 7 cuts ranging from my knee to my hip with two(mid quad) that were wide open and required 17 stiches to close.
I had dove into the water from the dock, did two breast strokes under water and surfaced to see the bow of the boat steaming down on me about ten feet away. I instictively dove to my left and spun myself around to make sure my head and torso were away from the boat and managed to get deep enough to avoid the keel but the prop kicked me pretty hard on the leg as the boat sailed over me.
Reaching down I made sure my leg was still in one piece but felt like I had gills on my quad so I knew I was cut. I swam the 20 feet to the dock telling the lifeguard who was coming to my rescue to get the med kit.
Six hours later after being bumped by 3 cardiac cases and one poisoned child I finally got repaired at the emergency room. So......
.....unfortunately I am out of the club time trial championship and will not be on the bike till the stitches come out in 10 days. I also have to pay close attention to the possibility of infection and can expect some serious bruises and swelling.
Small price to pay cause it could have been tragic had I surfaced a couple seconds later or looking the opposite way and not have had time to react. Yikes!