Two days after arriving in California for a hard 6-week block of racing and training, I crashed 15 minutes into stage 2 of the San Dimas Stage Race, suffering a minor concussion. I pulled out of the race immediately, and stayed on the sidelines of the following stage race, Redlands Bicycle Classic. It was hard to sit out. I spent my time colouring pictures, sleeping, and chilling poolside. Gradually, I reincorporated riding back into my days, slowly but surely. If there were any minor symptoms, I pulled back immediately, and let myself rest. I really appreciate the patience and support from my teammates and TWENTY16's management.
The Sea Otter Classic is my first race back in action with TWENTY16 and I was thrilled to represent our colours on the podium at the first day of this huge cycling event.
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