Well today was going to be un eventful as i wasnt going to ride again b4 i head off to England on thursday ( to get married) so after a late start and missing the entire vets road race, myself and ann arrived in time to see the finish of there TT race.
I had been informed by race orgainizers that phil ( crick) and patrick ( keep up lad) were off and riding and that phil had a green cap,turns out that it was blue and with camera in hand i watched as he whizzed passed the finish,too late to get the snap ( was still looking for a green cap!) , next time phil i will get a zoom lens so i can see who is coming. A little later pat came into view,heart rate monitor saying " wait for me" but he wasnt waiting for nobody and passed the finish in fine form.After a couple of snaps it was off we went and in search of food.Copenhagen was the next stop and waffles it was for Ann and pear tart for me,really healthy choices i know so Ann suggested we burn it off on a ride. Home we headed and out with the bikes we went.A route was in Anns head so i followed her lead as we headed along the bike path to the start of the expressway,then turning back toward home.As we approached flaxmill bridge Ann needed to stop as she was feeling sick and light headed.It wasnt long b4 the wafflels re-appeared and with that Anns blood pressure dropped so low she was almost out like a light.I somehow managed to grab her and lay my bike down,holding her up long enough to remove her bike from under her and sit her down. After sometime and some water she got to her feet and was able to ride the short distance home.After a brief visit to see the doc we were told that throwing up can lower your blood pressure and if you have low blood pressure already,as Ann has it can cause you to pass out.
Ann is now home and all is well but it made me think about how ill prepared i was to deal with this situation had it been worse and we were in a less accessable part of the bike track and needed help.I had done a first aid coarse many years ago but not re-newed it and was out of my depth had i needed to do more than just sit her down.So i wonder how you all would cope if your riding partner suddenly stopped and collapsed in front of you ? Would you know what to do? I for one will make sure i am better prepared if it ever happens again and will re-sit my first aid coarse on my return from the wedding.the other thing that was dissapointing was the two cyclists that rode passed at this time and didnt even ask if we needed help of any kind!!!! Keep safe riders and learn what to do when the s--t hits the fan.