Return to Bluff Road.

 

A little over 20 years ago, Bluff Road nearly took my life. A head injury that had me surviving by about 7 minutes. You can read all the details of that here.  It knocked me off the bike for two years while my internal injuries healed. And I never really got back on the bike. This season I’m back in training for a century (100 mile ride) in September.

Tomorrow morning, early, about 24 hours from now, I go back to Bluff Road for the first time in 20 years to reclaim my passion for cycling once and for all. I’m nervous about it. Can’t lie. I’ve done a decent amount of riding over the last 20 years. But never back to that road, that exact spot that is burned into my memory. I decided earlier this week that it was time for me and Bluff Road to have it out once and for all and put it behind us. And I’ll be riding the same hand-made Italian bike frame I rode that day.

You’re not a bad road, Bluff. But you’re reign over me needs to end. See you tomorrow.

JDV

Photo credit: http://justsomegoodthoughts.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/winning-in-the-great-competition-of-life/
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8 thoughts on “Return to Bluff Road.

  1. bunnyb1802 says:

    You’ve got this. It’s in the bag. It is hard to face such things but such amazing freedom comes when we do and you don’t face Bluff alone but with the grace and power of God.

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  2. As with so much that is burned into our lives, I am expecting your next post to be “Bluff Road? Been there, seen that, done that!!”

    Right now I know it is a biggie – God Speed! In a good way!!

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