Gunther's has been a long-time sponsor of Terrascape. Team member Mark Stranzinger's Dad owned the bakery that has generously provided stroudels for prizes and the buns for our Beans and Barley Cyclocross Race. Many a racer can confirm the recovery qualities of the stroudel; the baked apples and dough taste so good and just hit the spot. Mark's Dad is retiring and the bakery has been sold to an employee that continues to support Terrascape.
Mark visited me on Saturday to deliver a stroudel and provide moral support. Moab's Porcupine Rim Trail is an epic ride that I have done 8 times before. That day I chose a bad line and tried to ride a section of trail beyond my capabilities. I normally balk at tough sections and walk them, but on that day I felt great and just went for it. Bad decision, now, I have to wear a neck brace for 12 weeks, but at least I survived my head plant. On July 27th I will have Xrays taken to see if the fractured neck is healed. Then I can start physio to strengthen the neck muscles.
Gunther's stroudel was wonderful and I instantly felt better. Thank you Mark. Please support our sponsor http://www.gfbaking.ca/