December 2002

While riding on the wet rim of Waipio Valley, I slipped off the bike and fell into the vegetation on the side of the trail, except that it was just a thin layer of jungle leaves covering a ditch. I fell awkwardly, and landed seven feet below on just one badly placed foot. Things inside the ankle popped. My buddies offered to leave me there, but I gimped and hobbled and kinda rode back out.

Torn tendons on the outside of my ankle. Nothing to be done about it but wait to heal. I tried laying around healing, but after three days I took the pedal off that side of my bike, strapped my crutches to the frame, and rode to work. home