End of the line

I crashed in the first madison last night. Not entirely sure what happened. In any case, I landed on my right elbow and skinned up my right hip. We kept racing, but near the end of the 200 lap madison that closed the night, Brad noticed that my elbow was getting pretty swollen.

After a night of hemming, hawing, and ultimately balking at the $700 it would cost just to get in the door of the ER, I'm done racing here. This is too much, and I don't want to cause any further damage to my arm before leaving for Patagonia in a couple weeks. Oh yeah, I also toasted my frame, denting in the right seat stay in two places, which respaced the rear dropout by adding about 4 mm. Not good.

Sorry everyone, but I'm out.