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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Injuries SUCK!!!!

Well, not too sure what the hell is going on with my groin, but I see the doctor tomorrow. I haven't been on here for a while, I also haven't been on the bike for almost three weeks. In one respect I would say it would be a good thing, but I've kind of been forced off of it. It started about three months ago when I noticed a slight groin pull in my left leg. I didn't think much of it as I could still ride through the pain until it started to be a little more of a nuisance. I've also been going to a chiropractor who thought it might be my sciatic nerve causing the pain. It's been almost five weeks and not much better. My little crash a few weeks ago didn't help either. Tomorrow I go see a sports medicine doctor to see what's up. I'm getting sick of being off the bike, but if I've got to be off it I guess this is the time to do it. This weather sucks!!!! Too damn cold!!!! Anyways, it's giving me time to overhaul my mt. bike. Installed some new SRAM X.O shifters and derailleurs, new carbon bars, new front juicy disc brakes(my first introduction into discs, yes, i did just say front), and I get some new Truvativ NOIR cranks tomorrow. I'd love to get this hardtail down to 21lbs. It's at 23 right now. I'll post pics once I'm done. I've basically just been swimming a few times a week and that's it. Even running starts to hurt. Oh well, enough of my bitching. The season starts soon and I just need to get better. Hopefully I won't fall behind the eight ball!!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008


it was definetly a cold weekend. i'm happy with the weekend even though i had no energy to ride on friday. after a run on wednesday and a cold and wet ride on thursday, the plan was to ride on friday, but i had absolutely no motivation or energy to ride. well, i did go for about 85 on saturday with the dogfish boys, no accidents. i ended up riding out to webster groves and then out to six flags and back. today i met a few of the ghissalo guys and made it for another 41 miles today. it was by far the coldest day i've ridden so far this year. i ended up with a good ride even though the other guys took another loop for an extra 10-15 more miles, i had to get back to catch some z's before work tonight. anyways, all things considered it wasn't too bad, although i wish i would've had time to go to the pool. well, i better end this for now, i can feel the tylenol pm starting to kick in and want to be somewhat coherent while writing on here.

Friday, January 11, 2008

do i ride or not??? that is the question.....

well, here i sit aimlessy searching the internet when i should be out riding. actually, i'm also searching for a new episode of "the office", who knows when they'll start showing new episodes again. anyways, it's already 9:37 and i just can't get myself ready to go out and ride. it's cold, it's miserable, and yesterday i went out for 45 and got rained on. so now the question for this morning is, do i go swimming, ride to the pool and swim, or just stay here and ride the trainer, and then go swimming. my life is so rough right now. anyways, that's about all i've got for today, i can't wait for the weather to warm up.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

took a little hiatus....

well, it's been a few weeks since updating this. all i can say is that i've been on the trainer quite a bit over the past month, actually got out last friday and saturday though. i've also been getting in some time at the pool working on my swimming. the swimmings coming along. what's up with this weather over the last couple of days? saturdays ride was a little scary as we started out in the morning and it was a little cool and the ground was still wet from the morning rain that came in. as we were riding down des pere road right under the manchester bridge somebody had yelled the road was slick and before i new it my bike was sliding out from under me. i went down and took out two other guys. it was so slick that after washing my shorts there were no tears or signs that i had even gone down. the guys i took out were from the iccc team, i guess the dogfish guys no better then to ride next to me.........i'm kidding. we had about five or six of those guys and we had myself, greg, denny, and casey from our dogfish team. casey had on his jelly belly team shorts. that's awesome the guy gets to go to the jelly belly team camp in a few weeks. hopefully that means he'll be back here ready to tear up the local race scene or maybe he'll even be lucky enough to do something with jelly belly, we'll see. anyways, this weekend calls for more of the same, a little biking, swimming, and definetly riding whether it be on the trainer or outside. the new cannondale is working out well and it definetly feels a lot better out on the road. well, gotta cut this short, gotta get ready for work, thank god it's my friday. it's been a long four days and i've done nothing for training, wanted get in a few runs, but hadn't even done that, oh well. that's what the weekend is for.