Sunday, January 27, 2008

I Am Not Invincible

Repeat after me: “I am not invincible”.

It is the morning after the accident. The aches and pains that I hoped would be gone after waking are still there. The pins and needles down my right arm are still there, and so I’ve got to go see a specialist doctor today.

I’ve also gathered my hospital bills and the invoice for my bike to make an insurance claim against the truck driver.

I look back and wonder what I could have differently. I suppose could have gone slower. The thing is, as athletes, we are always pushing our limits. Going slow just doesn’t cut it. The risk is ours to take, and the choice is always ours to make. I think I’ll probably stay off the roads for a while… at least until I get a new bike.

Update 30 Jan: Added a photo of the truck that hit me. Anybody want to buy 4D?

4 comments:

Joe said...

Sorry to hear about your accident, Ken. Wishing you a speedy recovery. (I've always thought that mountain biking is much safer.)

Joe

Kenneth Koh said...

Thanks Joe,

I think you are right about Mountain Biking being much safer. I haven't had a tree jump from out of nowhere in front of my speeding bike :)

Ken

Steph said...

Hi Ken,

I heard about this blog via Dominic at The North Face - Bad bad news. Hope the pins and needles sorts itself out.

what does this mean for your upcoming events? ...aside from the fact that your bike is totalled :-(

I put out the magazine Asia Runner and am keen to do a feature on TNF event in the future.

Get well soon,

Steph

Kenneth Koh said...

Hi Steph,

Nice to hear from you. I know of your magazine and I have ideas for some articles. I'll be in touch. Thanks for the well wishes.

Ken