Thursday, 12 January 2012

A sobering moment....


My cycling coach from 2010, Ilija Petrovski of Above Threshold (icoachcycling.com), was in a cycling crash this past Monday. He was trying to avoid a couple of (unleashed) dogs, and hit one. He is currently at Sunnybrook Hospital in an induced coma after brain surgery.  He is an amazing cyclist, a great teacher, and an all-round terrific guy. He still invites me on rides with him and his TT gang. My heart hurts knowing that he is fighting for his life.

This sport has its dangers, that’s for sure. I struggle with this from time to time. I love to ride and currently miss the road. I was just whining tonight to my friend Judy after our indoor spinning class, how I can’t wait for spring.

There is no way to know what the future holds. But what I do know is you aren’t living unless you are doing what makes you happy.  Cycling made Ilija happy. This is a sobering moment for me. I will be praying for Ilija and lovely wife Jackie.


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