Fracture. Yeah, 8 weeks in a half cast. All because I can’t leave the BMX alone! So there I was, debilitated by my own passion. I received the same question from multiple people throughout my recovery, “were you riding a bike?” Given the fact that I manage a bicycle shop, it was almost as though I was a poster child for why you SHOULDN’T ride a bicycle! Then I’d have to explain how if you’re not jumping down small flights of stairs, you probably won’t have the same thing happen to you.
Kinda looks like I’m throwing up the rock. For the past eight weeks I’ve been riding around like with bmx bars on my beater in order to have the most upright posture possible. I had to ride with one arm the whole time I was in the cast because there was no way I could allow myself to take public transportation to work, especially in the spring time.
In the immortal words of Gilbert Angel Rosales, “ride bikes, get hurt guy.” So I did it. I allowed myself to fall victim to my own love for bmx. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’d much rather crash on my bmx than get doored by an oblivious motorist.
With all that being said, the day I got my cast off I put drop bars back on my Cinelli Work frame and kept the brakes this time. I opted for the single speed arrangement vs the track configuration. I’m planning on doing a full review of this bike in the coming week. Hopefully I can find the time to sit down and write out my thoughts on this patina princess I call Lupita.