Panoramic view of the Home Depot Center Velodrome in Carson, CA.
After laying in bed for 4 weeks with a fractured pelvis following the Astana World Cup, I was finally back on two wheels come the beginning of December and anxious to regain my lost fitness. Due to a greatly reduced range of motion and an inability to weight bear on my left side, the first few training sessions (and I use the word "training" very loosely) revolved more around getting on and off the bike safely, as opposed to actually riding it. However, I stretched, iced, and did physio exercises day in and day out, and was soon riding comfortably for 3+ hours.
Three days ago, I cashed in a one-way ticket to Los Angeles courtesy of the CCA, and relocated to sunny Redondo Beach for the next training phase. I am excited to be back on track (literally and figuratively!) and hope that my recovery keeps progressing and my fitness soon follows!
More photos after the jump.
Follow this winding road through Palos Verdes Estates for some of the best riding in the area.
Race Clean + Oak Bay Bicycles. Casual sponsor logo placement?
Beautiful sunset from Redondo Beach.