Rider Of The Year

MTB Action is doing a make your own rider of the year cover thing and it got me thinking, what was the most outstanding ride this year? It's been a good year, but my dear wife breaking her leg up on the Ridge trail was certainly the most memorable, just not in a good way. So I grabbed the template and did a little image editing to make the image above.

She dealt with it well, however you can see the look of resignation in the photo. That was a sad day.

The visit to the doctor last week wasn't the good news. She was hoping to start walking, but the bone growth / fusion isn't far enough along so more crutches. She was bummed. Hopefully the next check up will be better news.

And now for something completely different, a mash-up of Lionel Richie, A-ha and The Cure.


ER Dog said...

I feel for Jolene. Giver her our family's wishes for a better New Year.

Watcher said...

Oh man- bummer, Jolene!

Well it's taking slower than you'd hoped, but your leg will heal. It's just time. Whenever I'm confronted with what seems like an interminable length of time ahead of me before something I want happens, I console myself with the observation that every such length of time has indeed eventually passed, and when I look back on it years later, it seems like it whipped by in a heartbeat. Sometimes (kids growing up) this is a bad thing, but with broken bones it's all good.

Anonymous said...

I think the pic sums it up well.

I feel bad for Jolene. It must be getting weary to be on crutches for so long but I am sure she will be up and walking/riding soon. Keep up your spirits!

Kris, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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