Yes, one of my favorite songs of all time by the Beastie Boys seems appropriate for today’s ride. What am I grateful for?

I am grateful for:

  • My life.
  • My health.
  • My family.
  • R&M Cyclery and Trek for their crash replacement policy.
  • Wheelfast Bicyle Company.
  • The Running Center.
  • Memorial Medical Center and a Great ER.
  • Dr. Leo Ludwig and the Orthopedic Center of Illinois for repairing my broken wing.
  • Springfield Road Runners Club.
  • The Springfield Bicycle Club.
  • The Springfield Triathlon Club.
  • Road bikes.
  • Mountain bikes.
  • Time Trial bars.
  • Triathlon bikes.
  • Cold beer and hot wings.
  • Shimano components.
  • NIL8.
  • Pearl Izumi clothing.
  • Rabbits.
  • Friends.

And most of all, I am grateful for being on today’s ride.  The same ride that I crashed horribly, breaking my clavicle and requiring weeks of rest and Rehab, only 8 weeks ago.  Every mile was like every bite of the best steak you have ever had.  You savor the juice, the taste, the experience.  I’m not sure if I have missed anything more in my life.