I was running late all day after screwing around too much in Annacortes. Then I miscalculated the distance to the Port Townsend ferry. With 10 miles of pushing it hard, I just made it to the 3:00 ferry. I took off my shoes and put on my flip flops while waiting to board. Then when I grabbed my bike, it tipped over because of all the weight near the rear in my panniers (something I repeatedly forget). I tried to keep my bike from tipping and in the process, I went down on top of it.
Net result? Cut toe, cut elbow, big hematoma bruise on my hip, and four staples in my knee to close a nasty cut.
I called Kelley while riding. She called the Mt. Walker Inn, talked to Cathy, the amazing owner of this oasis (more about Cathy to follow later on my blog) and asked about any medical services in town. As expected, there wasn't much in a place this size. Cathy was very concerned and she drove out to meet me when I rolled into town. She immediately took me to the fire station, where I was bandaged up again, and strongly advised to get stitches. Afterwards, Cathy drove me BACK those same 25 miles to Port Townsend, and waited for me for 2 hours while they cleaned me up, took x-rays, and finally stapled my knee. Who does that? I'm so grateful!
I was pretty depressed while riding those last 25 miles into Quilcene. But I feel the Mojo coming back now. And if it weren't for that one, stupid, self-inflicted thing, it was a good day, in spite of the weather. I met a lot of people and had many chances to talk about Lindsey, and give away several of her donation cards. I'll post some of those pictures now, but it's late and I need sleep. So I'll blog more about the day tomorrow