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.