I just finished reading “Tour de Life: From Coma to Competition” by Saul Raisin with Dave Shields. This book will inspire you to not only get off your duff but to truly understand no matter what challenge or setback you may face, you can indeed overcome.
This is the inspiring story of Saul Raisin, who was on the road to becoming “America’s next cycling phenomenon” as the book says, until a terrible bicycle crash on April 4, 2006 during a European tune-up race (preparing for his first Grand Tour). Prior to the crash Saul had already won the Best Young Rider jersey at the Tour de Georgia, captured ninth place overall at the Tour of Germany, and turned in the strongest American performance at the 2005 World Championships.
And it’s also the story which is very timely of the recovery and battle that one must wager against a traumatic brain injury.
And Saul is committed to training and one day racing the Tour de France – and I believe he will make it.
Read the book and look for the interview in that link above. Watch Saul tell his story. It’s inspiring and Go Saul Go!