I didn't ride tonight, having complications from a tooth I had pulled last week. Dentist said he could do a root canal and a crown but there was a 30% chance that it would work, so I said yank it. But I guess the roots were fused to the jaw, and the nerves close to the roots, and it took an hour to pull. It has slowly been bugging me more and more and now it's pounding. Spose if it is still doing so tomorrow, I will have to go visit with my dentist again tomorrow.
Ok that's enough whining, health issue severity to me is solely based on ---> Do they mess up a bike ride or not?
I leave you with this quote from John Stamstad. John is a ultra distance mountain bike racer. He had some huge great acomplishments, from a competitive standponit. But he says here, what really matters is what we all can have on our rides, and I agree.
"The beauty of any long trail has nothing to do with the route, nothing to do with your bike, your gear, your food. Rather, it is an opportunity to look at your soul, to give you a totally unique perspective into what matters in your world" John Stamstad