The city today was beautiful from the bike saddle. I rode to work as usual, rode to the endodontist for a root canal, rode to CVS to get Vicodin, and finally rode home. Yup, my seemingly innocent crash last week during the Tweed Ride led to a root canal. My chipped teeth did not start hurting until Sunday. I got them patched by my regular dentist yesterday and now they look better than new, but the pain did not go away. Turns out the force of the impact damaged a nerve that would never heal, so now the nerves are all ripped out. Fun!
Some might think riding my bike to the dentist to repair injuries from a bike accident is kinda weird, but how else would I get there? Taking public transit would have been hell. At least on my bike I’m distracted from the pain :) And the gorgeous weather and refreshing bike rides really did make the day a tiny bit better.
Keep the rubber side down and always remember to wear your mouth guard (kidding)!