Me at Forest Gate during the 2011 ssdt
Today I'm home alone, Jen is out at work and my parents who have been coming round to help me out are out. My mum's gone shopping and my dad has gone to take the 2011 250 Gas Gas to be sold. Its no use to me so may as well go now before the 2012 models get released and devalue my 6 trial old bike. By the time I'm fit and well I'll probably be going straight on to a 2012 bike anyway so its not all bad news.
Nothing much to report on the rehab front as I'm still in the rest and repair phase. Saw a good joke on twitter about Matthew Upson calling his son "Chin" so he'd never need to do to much to motivate him when he was down. Chin Upson!!. I take that back, its an awful joke but I guess it did remind me that recovery is all about keeping your chin up and learning from the experience. Been getting a lot of tweets from Heath with links to his and his fathers old bikes, photos of the legendary Steve Saunders and links to cool videos to keep me entertained. Jamie Hail has found me some links to hopefully watch the outdoor WTC that happened in Germany last weekend, hopefully a chance to see Toni Bou in action on his awesome Repsol Montesa.
I started the day catching up on a few videos of myself in Scotland post injury whilst everything was still just hanging in there. Then after breakfast and a little work I settled into a few surfing videos, a few from Banzaii Pipleline in Hawaii, Just Add Water featuring Clay Marzo (a personal favorite due to his struggle to stay involved in his sport despite Asperger's, which gave me problems when I ride pro) and some of the legendary Kelly Slater.
Might just sound like a lazy day, but, when faced with such a long lay off its the only way to keep an athlete's (either pro or part time) chin up. So remember, what ever your facing, keep your chin up and look to the future.