Yesterday I lined up for the start of what will hopefully not be my last bike race. (Just to deflate the drama a little more, I'm registered for another race this Saturday.) Knowing that I won't be racing for sometime, knowing why I was riding so slowly, knowing so many people came out just to support me, I rode better than I have in weeks.
It goes without saying that I savoured every turn of the pedals. The fact that my results weren't half bad was one hell of a bonus.
Thanks to my friend Rob MacEwen for the shot; this picture truly does say a thousand words.
Look how happy this guy is: