Early on Day 6, while riding across a meadow in deep wet grass I got the front wheel up in the air and over a ‘surprise’ angled log but just caught & slid the back tire and crashed. As soon as I hit I knew I was in trouble as I felt my knee twist and pop on the way down. Torn ACL was my diagnosis as I lay there on the wet ground. Turns out, I was right, torn ACL along with a fractured, slightly compressed top of my tibia, at least that’s what my surgeon said when I got home.
Hanging on, wondering how/what I was going to do for Day 7/8, did not want to give up my Tour but….?? Not sure no real plan yet but get to the end of the day…...
Ha, she did NOT want to have her picture taken but played along, also that is the fakest smile you will ever see on my face….
Plan was-- I bought some ace bandages and would reinforce the straps on my right knee brace (was wearing braces cause my left leg had ACL some 20 yrs ago and I am old and brittle, had I been wearing them ‘correctly’ I might have avoided all together the need for a second ACL reconstruction………then again, maybe not…..)
Anyway I had a plan, very sketchy but a plan……….