However, as the saying goes: “with great power, comes great responsibility”….so to speak.
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Afterwards you deal with the ensuing healing of the other person that just seems to take forever. You wish you could wave a wand and fix it all immediately. But, you can’t. So days go by with lots of bacitracin and bandages and maybe even a trip to the ER at Midnight because an infection has brewed in the wound despite the fact that you have been diligently working to keep it clean. And you both can’t wait until you are able to ride together again. It just isn’t the same when one of you is bike broken. But, you are thankful that it was not worse as you know so well that it could have been.
So, my advice is to keep that in mind happy couples where only one of you are participants in this sport. Next time you imagine how awesome it could be if you could do this together….think about if you could handle it if you watched that person get hurt on their bike. The other side of the coin….the inevitable and harsh reality that will occasionally come with it. The part I wish I could just take away and fix right now. But, I can’t.