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somebody comfort me - missing the first bit of CX season(12 posts)

somebody comfort me - missing the first bit of CX seasonweiwentg
Sep 27, 2003 1:08 PM
I broke my collarbone nearly a month ago ... it still isn't that much better that I'd want to race CX. plus I'm out of shape after vegetating for a bit too long.
I hear yaTWD
Sep 28, 2003 8:56 PM
I will be missing most of the cross season this year. I finished up my last crit early in September, and didn't touch the bike for over two weeks (bought a house, moved, landscaped the yard etc...).

Now, looking at the local cross schedule and all of the major races are on Sunday's. I have more important committments on Sunday, so I can't make any of the races. All of the Saturday races are a 3+ hours drive each way. Hard to justify that for a race that lasts an hour or less.

I'm guessing that my Cat at cross Nationals in Portland will be on a Friday or Saturday with the big guns racing on Sunday, so maybe I can make that (only an hour away).

We'll see, I'll get my butt handed to me at Nats not having done any type of racing between Sept. and December.

Oh well.
uh huhatpjunkie
Sep 29, 2003 4:37 PM
had a baby and then got viral myalgia. am trying to cram to get back to form.
disclaimeratpjunkie
Sep 29, 2003 4:37 PM
wife had a baby....I'm just a busy dad.
CongratsTWD
Sep 30, 2003 1:24 PM
Congrats on the new addition.

Have you had the little one in a trailer yet? Start em early. It's great training, especially on the hill workouts.

My wife's expecting our second soon (due date is in about a week). It's another boy (my son is 2 1/2 now).

That should put an even further damper on my cross season. My wife made a funny comment though, about how she missed being able to do CX races this fall and how she hopes to get back into it next year.

Looks like I've got her trained right.
Congrats!!!arctic hawk
Sep 30, 2003 1:37 PM
Congratulations, My Good Fellows! I wish you all happiness & (speedy) health to you & your families.
All the local provincial (Quebec & Ontario) races are on Sunday mornings with most being 2 hr drives either way. Unfortunately, being a really good Canadian, I can't give up Sunday morning ball hockey (can't skate to well to chase after a puck, so we run after a ball instead).
So, racing will have to wait to for the one local event in mid October to give it a shot. Will have to miss hockey for that one!

Arctic Hawk
Congrats THANX andatpjunkie
Sep 30, 2003 6:52 PM
you too! how old is safe for the trailer? been trying to figure that part out. Stella is just about 3 mnths but was born 1 month early. Been dying to tow her. Already making her work her pedal muscles. I think she's going to be long and lean, perfect for a crosser. lookout Nationals 2022 (hopeful dad or what?)
Old enough to ...Gripped
Oct 1, 2003 2:57 PM
... sit up by themselves. Make her wear a helmet too. Also, trailers bounce around a little bit so wait until her back and neck muscles are strong enough to sit up for the length of time you will be out cycling.

I have my daughter wrenching for me ;)
re: somebody comfort me - missing the first bit of CX seasonHansk
Sep 30, 2003 11:11 AM
Broke my collar bone earlier this year. You might be interested in my write up about it and the training I did to stay in shape. Also, check out my CX videos. Download them and then watch while you train. That way you can at least virtually race/ride CX this year.

Cheers!

http://www.hanskellner.com/
re: somebody comfort me - missing the first bit of CX seasonjoe1265
Sep 30, 2003 12:13 PM
Suck it up Weiwen, you'd probably just be pack filler for the C's anyways...... ;)
re: somebody comfort me - missing the first bit of CX seasonmatt friedman
Sep 30, 2003 3:43 PM
i hear you! i was planning to do my first race on september 21, but just my luck, i get clipped by a taxi communting to work on september 16. with a bruised tailbone, i can barely sit on a bike saddle to train, let alone race... so i plan to get out for september 28... but on september 25, i come down with the most wretched cold of my life... i was just getting over it yesterday and i planned to get out for training today... except that i got food poisoning at a lebanese restaurant last night and i have an epic case of the runs.

this is getting annoying.

so my heart goes out to you. i wish the season was longer.
missing the whole season hereGlowBoy
Sep 30, 2003 7:45 PM
Got my neck messed up in a car-car accident back in May and am still recovering. Would be unwise to risk re-injury or further injury by subjecting myself to the jarring of 'cross racing. One less slow guy for the rest of the Cross Crusaders to beat this year.