Friday, 23 May 2008

The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking

Continuing with the pros and cons of having a broken leg:
1. My wife can now administer hypodermic needles with the best of them. Hot Lips Houlihan. My blood thinner is administered with a shot to the belly, since it needs to metabolize in fat. So when it comes time to fire up the needle program for next season's campaign, our household will be fully ISO-900o needle compliant.
2. Think of all the dosh I'm saving not racing. No new crap for the bike, no entry fees, no driving to events. On the budget page, this comes out to a couple hundo a month in the summer. In reality, it might be a bit more than that.
3. I'm now pretty much caught up on communicating with everyone in my life.
4. I have time to watch all those videos that people put on their blog posts.
5. I am the proud owner of the world's largest fortune cookie, which is another way of saying that my team mates rule.
6. Work no longer interferes with my training schedule.

1. Pooping is a big enough effort that it requires a nap after. This really could go into either the pro or con column.
2. I'd rather spend money on Michelin Pro 3s than Flovinox.
3. The thing that the Pony either spends a lot of his flex spending money preparing for or doesn't spend a lot of flex spending money preparing for, depending on where a certain car is parked? It'll be a while.
4. Pain

That is all.


RayMan said...


Great to see you still have a sense of humor. Don't let it slip.

A while back I came across this posting, and it made me realize how dangerous cycling can be. Road blocks will always be thrown in your way and if you're strong, you'll find a way to overcome them and being stronger as a result.

Keep up the positive attitude.

chuck hutch said...

Are you having to inject coumadin? If so, that sucks!

Chuck Wagon said...

Thanks Ray. When are you officially back off the DL?

Chuck - The stuff I'm on is called Flovinox

petraki said...

"So I stood by the roadside
The soles of my running shoes gripping the tarmac
Like gunmetal magnets
Fixed on the front of her fassbinder face
Was the kind of a smile
That only a rather dull child could have drawn
While attempting a graveyard in the moonlight
But she was impressed" R. Waters

Been a long time since I thought about that one. thanks.

RayMan said...

I see the ortho on Tuesday and we'll see what he says about the shoulder. I'm getting good range of motion, but still feel pain where I tore ligaments when I do certain movements.

I've been riding about 90 mins everyday on the trainer and doing leg workouts about once a week. So, I'm just pretending its dead of winter: too cold outside, too much snow on the ground.

I'm hoping to come back stronger. We'll see.