Monthly Archives: July 2009

White gloves

In the absence of being able to ride, April is getting a lot of love and cleaning. The newest addition to her wardrobe is a pair of white gloves. Do you like? Advertisements

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Week #2 without a ride…

I probably couldn’t have timed my crash better if I wanted to. After all, I get daily cycling excitement in HD from the Tour de France, and let me tell you this is a good thing. Being on Twitter (gtratter) … Continue reading

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'April' is back

It is funny how some time apart can make your heart grow fonder – it is a happy day – I picked up April from the LBS and she has a clean bill of health. It is hard to describe … Continue reading

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‘April’ is back

It is funny how some time apart can make your heart grow fonder – it is a happy day – I picked up April from the LBS and she has a clean bill of health. It is hard to describe … Continue reading

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One week after the crash

Warning: at the end of this post is a slide show with some injury images – do NOT scroll down if such images make you queazy. It has been a rough week following my crash last Saturday, and I am … Continue reading

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Going down hard

Saturday, July 11, 2009 is a day I will not forget very soon. I went down hard and the image in my minds eye how it happened is very vivid. In retrospect there are some lessons to be learned and … Continue reading

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Pain in the butt

Yes, and I am not kidding, no buns intended (oops, that’s puns)! My last two rides have not been enjoyable, at least not when going longer than a couple of hours. For some reason a very strange pain comes on … Continue reading

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