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CRASH IS ONLINE!!!(82 posts)

CRASH IS ONLINE!!!PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 10, 2002 10:12 PM
My website at PodiumBound.ca now has the crash online. Its in RealMedia so go to my site and look under the crash and if it doens't load you have to download the player but its well worth it. Just after 3/4 through you hear omigod and then you see me flying. Many doctors say its a miracle I'm alive let alone went for a 6 1/4 hour jog today! My first marathon! But of course I gotta get my fitness back from not being able to do nothing for a month.

Cheers,
Nick
Canadian National Team Member
PodiumBound.ca
i saw it...its not worth downloadingishmael
May 11, 2002 8:22 AM
its like a 4 second clip with one fuzzy frame of someone(i guess you) in the air...you need to eat more chunky monkey and stop talking about yourself
Ummm... let other people decide.PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 9:26 AM
K I'd tell you to %&^* off and eat some chunky monkey yourself but I'd rather not stoop to your level. I survived a 60 km/h head first impact with the ground... at 25 km/h if you went headfirst into a brick wall the chances of you living are next to 0... so multiply that by 2.4 and add in a helmet. And my chances of surviving are less than 0. So why am I still alive?

-Nick
PodiumBound.ca

By the way you have this version is the entire race and to see the crash best you have to make it very big. In Trinidad all the racing is at night so even on a nice camcorder of course it'll look fuzzy.
Thanks for the warning. Who is this guy anyway? nm.unchained
May 11, 2002 12:18 PM
nm.
He seems to be the one guy my crash didn't impress! Hmmm... (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 7:51 PM
I am not interested enough to even view your "crash"unchained
May 12, 2002 9:10 AM
I have crashed once or twice myself. It is not something to make a big production out of, unless you are trying to draw attention to yourself.
WHAT!? Another cyclist crashed before I did!?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 12, 2002 10:39 AM
Here I thought I was the first cyclist in the history of a sport which you ride over 60 km/h on tires about the width of a thumb to crash!

K aside from the sarcasm everyone crashes. Its a reality of the sport. And in life your somewhere in the wrong place at the wrong time. And I was and hit. Resulting in me head at over 60 km/h... running head first into a brick wall can kill you at 25 km/h from what I've been told. Now multiply that, put all your weight behind it and then a helmet. Amazing crash... meh... more like amazing I'm still alive.

Like people have said. If you don't want to read about me don't open any from my nickname. I'm posting on here in a community where you ask people for help... drawing attention to yourself. Its part of the whole community not making a production of a crash that should have killed a person. Me.

Peace,
Nick
Need higher resolution.firstrax
May 11, 2002 8:52 AM
Most of us have broadband or DSL now.
needs WMP...dustin73
May 11, 2002 9:19 AM
RP is lacking...
Pardon?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 9:30 AM
Sorry I don't understand what WMP is. Can you explain it to me please?

Thanks,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
Windows Media Playerfirstrax
May 11, 2002 9:54 AM
Ohhh... go herePODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 10:10 AM
If you have windows XP you can see it. http://www.podiumbound.ca/video/crash.avi and make it as big as possible and 3/4 of the way through you see me.

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
Ohhh... go hereweiwentg
May 11, 2002 6:44 PM
for some reason, WMP failed to download the required codec. I heard the 'oh my God', though. ouch ...
get well soon, eh?
--Weiwen, your fellow injured cyclist :)
Hmmm... only seems to work in Win XPPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 7:50 PM
Ugh... even after having amnesia for 2 weeks Windows is still buggier than ever! Going to the Microsoft website and downloading the newest version of Media Player MAY help but I have no idea. However, if you want a quicktime version of the video contact me at nick@podiumbound.ca . If you listen even closer behind "oh my God" you hear the crunching of bikes... at 60 km/h.

I wish you a speedy recovery to! :) If you want even email me and tell me what happened away from the prying eyes of other people on this board. I'd love to hear it!

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
that's the thing; I am using Win XP! nmweiwentg
May 12, 2002 3:15 PM
Make the screen biggerPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 9:28 AM
The best way to view the video is to open the video in realplayer by right clicking the window and clicking "Open in real player" and making the screen as big as possible. Its still at a smaller size just due to the fact at higher resolution the company who is doing it for me, their equipement gets bogged down. Thats why its so jerky.

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
Nick Corcoran's cycling biography (long)AllisonHayes
May 11, 2002 9:35 AM
Nick,

We all wish you a full and complete recovery. You have a very impressive background. IMHO, I think you need a manager to handle your PR.

Allison

Here is some of Nick's biography:

Nick Corcoran is a member of the 2002 Canadian National Team. Athletes who are currently members of the National Team, showing on a consistent basis their individual development towards a world class level, and podium performances (i.e. World Championship, or World Cup participation, in road, track or mountain bike racing).
http://www.oval.ucalgary.ca/Cycling.asp

2001 Awards:

Silver Medal: Junior Match Sprint; Bronze Medal: Junior 1000 Meter Time Trial; Gold Medal: Junior Olympic Sprint - Canadian National Track Championships (Edmonton, AB)
14th overall: Olympic Sprint - Junior World Track Cycling Championships (Trexlertown, PA)

Nick was was born 5/31/1983 and is from Calgary. His speciality is TRACK.
-----------------------------------
Background on Trinidad Crash

April 17, 2002 Nick Corcoran Update,

It is with great pleasure that I update you all on the progress of Nickolas Corcoran.
As you all remember Nick was involved in a cycling crash while competing in a track cycling race in Trinidad, West Indies.

Nick has been home now for 9 days and is doing well. He has seen Doctors here in Calgary, had a CT scan and all things point to a very positive recovery for him.

He will be keeping his training schedule to non heart rate elevating activities over the next couple of weeks (under doctors orders), and will continue resting on his steady road to recovery.

Kurt Innes

April 3, 2002 Trinidad Update
http://www.canadiancyclist.com/dailynews/April/4.3.026.15PM45.shtml

Joel Regimbald and I went in to see Nick Corcoran this morning here in Trinidad. He is progressing quite well, looking much better after a good night's rest. He is responsive, smiling, and laughing. During our visit he ate his lunch, which was a good sign that Nick is getting back to normal! Chicken and rice (even in the hospital) has probably never tasted so good!

He is still resting quite a bit (sleeping), and still needs to stay in bed for most of the day. His condition has improved quite remarkably over the past couple of days, and he seems to be remembering a lot of the details of our trip, etc.

Nick will stay in Trinidad for a couple more days, ensuring he is stable and ready to fly back to Canada.

Joel Regimbald will be staying with Nick here in Trinidad unti he is discharged from the hospital.

Kurt Innes
Head Coach, National Cycling Centre-Calgary

April 2, 2002 Trinidad

Racing was not without a couple of serious crashes however, and one of these crashes involved Nicholas Corcoran of Calgary. Nick was involved in a crash with two other riders in the 2nd to last event of Saturday night's schedule. Nick and a rider from Trinidad ended up being taken to the local hospital. The Trinidad rider suffered 2 broken vertebrae in his neck, along with a broken collarbone. Nick suffered a pretty good knock on his head, and was unconscious for several minutes at the velodrome.

Nick still remains in the hospital (Monday evening) and will most likely be in for a couple more days under close watch of the doctors. Nick is doing well, and is enjoying the comforts of the hospital bed (which is two or three stars better than the accomodations his team mates are currently residing in here in Trinidad !! ).

March 30, 2002 Trinidad

Ryan McKenzie, Chris Bentley, Nick Corcoran and Travis Smith all competed in the category 1 field. Ryan won 2 medals, placing 3rd in the 5 lap event and then ending the category 1 racing for the night with a commanding performance in the 15 lap final (placing 1st).

March 26, 2002 Trinidad

The racing was very intense and fast paced. Glen Rendall and Ryan McKenzie raced internati
Nick Corcoran's cycling biography (continued)AllisonHayes
May 11, 2002 9:37 AM
March 26, 2002 Trinidad

The racing was very intense and fast paced. Glen Rendall and Ryan McKenzie raced international and spent the night in the pack, mixing it up with the 11 other countries. Travis Smith had our best showing in the category 1 event, placing 2nd in the opening 3 lap event.Joel Regimbald, Chris Bentley, Nick Corcoran all fared much better this opening night and were all very competitive in the category 1 field.

-----------------------------------------
2000

Nick was in the Canadian Olympic Oval Program. The Olympic Oval program is the direct link to the Canadian National Cycling Team. There are 15 cyclists in this development program.

Aug, 18, 2000

Nick took 4th place in the 2000 Junior Men's BAR Awards
www.albertabicycle.ab.ca/results/ 2000/road/2000BARResults.PDF

June 24, 2000 4th place finish in Novice Points race, Alberta
June 24, 2000 3rd place finish in Novice 1000 (1:23:42:06)meter time trial, Alberta
June 23, 2000 3rd place finish in Novice 200 (12:66:07)meter time trial, Alberta
June 25, 2000 4th place finish in Novice 3000 meter pursuit finals (4:22:18)

http://www.albertabicycle.ab.ca/results/2000/road/JuventusRESULTS.PDF
Very classy move AllisonHayes!!!!!!!Justride
May 11, 2002 1:04 PM
You clearly have a big heart and a lot of compassion. You are an inspiration! Peace
AGREED! (NM)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 1:14 PM
And this is for you too, Nick. Hang in there!!!!!AllisonHayes
May 11, 2002 9:42 AM
After the fall

I force myself to reconnect now
Fearful, after the fall,
Inconsistent, I climb back on

I am afraid.

I worry?
Am I any good at this?
I put my fear aside?..
And release control
I am now naked, exposed

Always before I was ready,
Fear floods my heart,
I will try.

inspired by Len J's post "On Writing": Len J "To AllisonHayes" 5/10/02 9:22am
Your my new hero!!! And my first PR person! (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 9:43 AM
re: CRASH IS ONLINE!!!lnin0
May 11, 2002 10:26 AM
Well, good luck with the comeback. Im not really following it but did check out your site for the crash video since you seem to always be on here with updates.

Two things I would just like to comment on.

First - if people want to follow your progres don't you feel they would log on to your site? Why do you always come on this site with updates? The frequency of them makes you come off a bit brash. It does sound like you are very lucky and I am sure everyone is glad to hear you are making a comeback but that doesn't mean you have to go around reminding everyone all the time about it.

Secondly - that video is, quality wise, not very good. I would suggest making a low speed and high speed version of it. Many of us have broadband and trying to make out that litte fuzzy image is not worth the time. I would also suggest you give people an alternative to Real. Real started the entire streaming thing but their recent intrusive releases have lost them a lot of fans. I also think QuickTime and Windows Media player do a better job compressing with fewer artifacts.
HmmmPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 11:03 AM
Thanks for your comments:

1) I'm not giving an update every day... more weekly then I just post my views on stuff elsewhere on the forum.
2) I said the crash was online... thats about it. And I know its not perfect but the equipment we used to digitize it is not without it's problems and the company who is doing everything for me is busy with paying customers to. I have it in quicktime which you have to email me at nick@podiumbound.ca for, avi which you have to go to www.podiumbound.ca/video/crash.avi and then finally the realvideo which is for whatever reason super choppy.

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
Hmmmjtolleson
May 11, 2002 4:24 PM
I won't stoop to the snotty tone of the first response, but you should be aware that several of us on this board have also suffered extremely bad crashes. So it is a little hard for us to see someone repeatedly seek attention for their own.

Mine was in 1998 on the Mt. Evans descent; my last round of surgery was last fall, and I'm still in PT. Elefantino had a "thank god he survived" incident more recently and was severely injured. I still ride, but will neither run or walk normally again.

So, the request for a little less self-indulgence struck me as poorly phrased, but fair.

Peace, bro. I know that it's a bitch...
I agree, enough with the "look at me"Lazywriter
May 11, 2002 4:37 PM
posts. Jesus, and people said I was a narcissist. Dude, you crashed, that sucks and life goes on.
A titmouse has more compassion than you, mr. geriatic care giverAllisonHayes
May 11, 2002 5:02 PM
Where do you work, because I would never consider sending anyone I care about there. You are the kind of person this old woman was writing about. You are next to useless as a person, mr. lazywriter.

This poem was found among the possessions of an elderly lady who died in the geriatric home. It is about abuse in case your callous pea brain is incapable of understanding someone who is crying out for help. (get the point yet???)

See Me

What do you see, nurses, what do you see?
Are you thinking, when you look at me --
A crabby old woman, not very wise,
Uncertain of habit, with far-away eyes,
Who dribbles her food and makes no reply,
When you say in a loud voice -- "I do wish you'd try."

Who seems not to notice the things that you do,
And forever is losing a stocking or shoe,
Who unresisting or not, lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding, the long day to fill.

Is that what you're thinking, is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse, you're looking at ME...
I'll tell you who I am, as I sit here so still;
As I rise at your bidding, as I eat at your will.

I'm a small child of ten with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters, who love one another,
A young girl of sixteen with wings on her feet.
Dreaming that soon now a lover she'll meet;
A bride soon at twenty -- my heart gives a leap,
Remembering the vows that I promised to keep;
At twenty-five now I have young of my own,
Who need me to build a secure, happy home;
A woman of thirty, my young now grow fast,
Bound to each other with ties that should last;
At forty, my young sons have grown and are gone,
But my man's beside me to see I don't mourn;
At fifty once more babies play 'round my knee,
Again we know children, my loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me, my husband is dead,
I look at the future, I shudder with dread,
For my young are all rearing young of their own,
And I think of the years and the love that I've known;
I'm an old woman now and nature is cruel --
'Tis her jest to make old age look like a fool.

The body is crumbled, grace and vigor depart,
There is now a stone where once I had a heart,
But inside this old carcass a young girl still dwells,
And now and again my battered heart swells.

I remember the joys, I remember the pain,
And I'm loving and living life over again,
I think of the years, all too few -- gone too fast,
And accept the stark fact that nothing can last --
So I open your eyes, nurses, open and see,
Not a crabby old woman, look closer, nurses -- see ME!
Well said--And Keep Posting NickVal_Garou
May 11, 2002 5:21 PM
Yeah, what's with you people? Last I checked, this was a "general discussion" section, and I had, perhaps foolishly, assumed that to mean that people could discuss a wide variety of topics here. I, for one, have found Nick's postings to be fairly interesting stuff. And it's not like he's posting under 12 different names, so if you don't want to read it, don't click on it! Christ, it's not costing you anything by its being there.

And, to speak plainly, isn't every post on this board a "look at me" post? We all like to talk about ourselves and our experiences. New bikes, new cameras, fitness plans, yadda yadda yadda. Any bad crashes of the others on this board that we know about, we know about because somebody posted something about them. Sheesh.

Finally, Nick is not really advertising here. If you read his earlier posts, it seems that he really just wants to get his story out in the hopes that it will inspire or motivate someone else. God, how horrible is that? Maybe I'm just gullible and you see his nefarious plan; bully for you if that's so. But I'm a cynic by nature and choice and even I'll still continue to believe in this kid until someone gives me a reason to do otherwise.

Futhermore, he responds to other's questions as well, and usually his responses aren't half bad. It's not like he's just dumping ads and leaving. Besides, what is he selling again? So his site asks for a donation? Who cares? It's not like he's pushing his e-bay auction.

Finally, if you read some of his earlier posts, you'll note that the company that's hosting his site is doing it non-profit, so let's not all jump on him about the quality. You do the best you can with you got.

So, if you don't care about Nick, or it (for whatever reason) offends you that he's part of our community and wants to talk about his experiences, then bugger off already! No one will ever know and you'll have the smug satisfaction of knowing that his view counter is that many digits smaller. Sweet revenge!

For the others, your sticking up for Nick reminds me of why I like cycling so much.
Sorry...jtolleson
May 11, 2002 7:28 PM
clearly I touched off a nerve. Actually, I'm not sure folks here know about everyone's crashes, and it was never my intention to tell Nick not to post. The point I made was the point I made. I don't adopt the sensitivities (or lack thereof) of anyone else who was more meanspirited in their tone.

I care about Nick, as I do most folks on this board, and particularly feel his pain in recovery. So, just as no one should lash out at him, don't lash out at me, either.
ThanksPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 7:46 PM
No hard feelings! I feel the posts that came directly and indirectly regarding some of your comments have been clarified. If not please feel free to contact me on here or at nick@podiumbound.ca .

I wish you well in your recovery as I know you do to me to.

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
Thank you (long but indepth)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 7:31 PM
To everyone who reads this:

First of all, I'd like to point out Allison, Val, any other of my supporters answer ANY and ALL flames/notes of appreciation. That's because if you take the time to get pissed off at me I'll at least try to apologize in a way or one of my great supporters will. Then my supporters I appreciate you supporting me so I'll always make sure to try to thank you.

Second of all, yes we've all had crashes. But before this accident I've never come to this board whining or complaining about one of the 10 or so crashes I've had in my short but also impressive career as Allison has done the research on and I thank her for that. I'm not even whining or complaining now. In some small little way I'm trying to let you people be inspired. But to be inspired you have to open your mind up to listen. Let me share some stories of my career stories with you:

-Last year I got hit by a car in a hit and run, 8 days before nationals. But I went on to win 4 national championship medals qualifying for Junior Worlds. Unfortunately, I missed my first individual national championship jersey in the match sprints by a tire width. And I didn't post a single word to anyone on here about it.
-Then even farther back, last 5 mins of the last high school football game of the season, 1 3/4 years before last summer on I believe November 11, 1999 I blew out my knee. Result? 2 months on crutches, 1 month with a brace. First day back with my good leg I sheared the crank right in half widthwise about half way up in training. People can blame it on a mechanical failure, or that I am obviously blessed with some talent. As can be seen that 1 1/2 years later I was riding in my FIRST World Championships going faster than any other Junior in Canadian history with the help of my 2 teammates who together we would not have made it there. For this even if they never see it I would like to thank Ryan McKenzie and Cam McKinnon.

The moral of this story is I've always gotten up after I've fallen. And the worst crash of my career. I'm getting up whether doctors or even friends, family, people who flame me want to hold me down or not. If I retired right now... I'd be quiting. When I retire I want to retire on my own terms achieving everything I know I possibly could.

And as you all can see I'm not some 14 year old kid who doesn't even understand what it takes to get to the Tour de France saying he wants to make it there. I'm an 18 turning 19 year old saying this is where I've gone... this is where I want to go. And these are the barriers I've hurdled. And for the first Espoir World Track Championships. I WANT TO BE THERE! But I know EVERY workout I do for the next year and a half I'll have to give everything in the tank. But you know what? I'm still alive so I have nothing to lose by trying. And deep down in my heart. I know the worst is over and the best is still to come.

Finally, as I conclude this I'd like to say that the company who is doing my site is great. One it helps me get my name out and Lexicom's (lexi.net) name out. And possibly even people can try to help me if they want through the "How You Can Help" section on my website. But I haven't asked for help once and I don't plan to. However, every little bit counts and means the world to me. And whether you know it or not, just telling me I can't do something... its as good as telling me to do something.

Sincerely,
Nick Corcoran
Striving to the top... However as a card my friend sent me says, "The higher you rise, the harder you fall" and I fell hard. But I'm bouncing back, faster and harder than ever.
PodiumBound.ca

PS I would like to tell everyone here I am starting a motivational speaking career. And I'm willing to travel anywhere and talk to anyone. All I ask is the organizers pay my expenses. I don't expect a dime for doing it.
Allison, you know nothing of me and I like howLazywriter
May 11, 2002 9:16 PM
you try to extrapolate or insinuate that I am not caring for my residents or their families or even worse, abusive. I stand by what I said, this guy is totally posting to massage his ego. If there is a Shimano/Campy debate, he'll chime in and say "hey look at my crash". Enough already and you my dear are very annoying. Stop thinking you are some moral barometer.
I paid my dues working for the underprivelaged. What have you done?? A charity ride to raise $100? OR do you think your politically correct posts are good enough to prove what a kind and compassionate person you are??
You are not as bright as you think you are so stop trying to perpetuate the facade. Villify me all you want but if you have done 1/2 of what I have for those I have helped then maybe you could judge. You know nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lazywriter won't read this but at least other people willPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 10:02 PM
K first of all... I've never once tied any of my advice I have given other people to my crash. My posts on advice are first to spread by knowledge but also advertise my website. Go ahead Lazywriter. Look at my posts. Allison, your not annoying. I appreciate everything your doing and I think a lot of people other than Lazywriter at least do to.

Lazywriter, I applaud you for working with the underprivileged. I really respect that. However, NEVER put yourself above someone else who does charity work and is only able to raise $100. At least they are doing something. They are taking time out of their life to help someone else. And thats important.

By the way, Allison is proving what a kind and compassionate person she is by helping me and doing research on me and just backing me up. And thats amazing. But if your kind and compassionate, you don't have to prove it by writing politically correct posts. You do it by letting your heart guide you instead of instigating fights and thats what Allison is doing. Cyclists are cut down by everyone else, why do we need to cut ourselve down?

And finally, Allison is very bright. She managed to find all my previous racing history writing a bio of my short but what most people I hope will see as impressive career. That impressed me. And by cutting down Allison if she has done even a tenth of what you have in your life by attacking her your below her now.

Peace,
Nick

Heres Lazywriters post below:
Allison, you know nothing of me and I like how
you try to extrapolate or insinuate that I am not caring for my residents or their families or even worse, abusive. I stand by what I said, this guy is totally posting to massage his ego. If there is a Shimano/Campy debate, he'll chime in and say "hey look at my crash". Enough already and you my dear are very annoying. Stop thinking you are some moral barometer.
I paid my dues working for the underprivelaged. What have you done?? A charity ride to raise $100? OR do you think your politically correct posts are good enough to prove what a kind and compassionate person you are??
You are not as bright as you think you are so stop trying to perpetuate the facade. Villify me all you want but if you have done 1/2 of what I have for those I have helped then maybe you could judge. You know nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You still don't get it, do you.AllisonHayes
May 12, 2002 6:02 AM
If you did, you would understand what Nick is going through and show some compassion to the kid.

When I first saw his posts, I thought, "Not another self-serving, egotistical poster." I couldn't even understand what he was saying. But, for those of you who do have have half a brain and at least a titmouse's compassion, you have seen him make dramatic improvements week-by-week.

It is not possible to compare traumatic brain injury with others who have suffered from other types of physical accidents. Any severe trauma has the potential of life-altering consequences. I have deep compassion for all those who have suffered traumatic injury, including those who post on this board. My heart goes out to all of you and I wish all of you a full recovery.

Traumatic brain injury involves shearing or tearing of nerve fibers as well as contusion of the brain tissue against the skull. Unpredictable behavior can manifest as a result, including impulse, depression, confusion--you name it. It takes time for the brain to heal. In some cases, the person's life is forever changed.

Nick has a long recovery ahead of him. His impulse behavior that you see in his posts is a manifestation of his injury. I suggest that those who read this cut him some slack. For those who don't have a modicum of compassion, then I implore you to just pass by his posts.

For me, I will trust my faith that each week we will continue to see improvements in Nick's health and his recovery. I hope he can make a full recovery and if he does, then I can see that by his passion and dedication he may do well. If he doesn't, I still admire his desire to continue to do as well as he can. As it stands, his dream of becoming an olympic athlete is currently on hold, and may be out of reach entirely.

When I saw this post, I thought, "Oh shit, here comes the flamers." And predictably--right on cue--mr. lazywriter crawls out of the his vermin-filled hole. This is why I took the initiative to do some research on both Nick and on traumatic brain injury.

I am not so much a supporter of Nick as I am a defender of what is right. And if that is being PC, then so be it. At least I am not shallow.

Again, mr. lazywriter, I stand by my opinions about you: you have no compassion, you demonstrate no understanding of anything, you repeatedly shown a complete of lack of comprehension of topics on this board. And is because of what you have demonstrated on this board that I have a deep suspiscion about any care giving ability you claim to have. You are a sham of anything that is humane and a mockery of your profession.

As I said, "You just don't get it!"
How amazingly, utterly andLazywriter
May 12, 2002 7:03 AM
fu(king prophetic Allison. You convinced me of who I am in your post. You are just as egotistical because each time you post you go through a long winded response about whatever to try and show others how smart and knowledgeable you think you are.
You are laughable and you can have others stroke your ego here all day.
Again, you demonstrate a complete lack of comprehensionAllisonHayes
May 12, 2002 7:19 AM
"long winded?" You can only understand the obvious, and you again miss the point entirely. You are clueless; and you are as shallow as your posts.

Why don't you take a year or so off and try to understand the message in what I posted. I am sure it won't help you in the slighest and you still won't have a clue--but it will give the rest of us a much needed break from your inane and utterly base behavior.

I'll take Nick's posts over yours any day. At least he is trying; you, on the other hand--are VERY trying.
Are you gonna tell me you are not long winded?Lazywriter
May 12, 2002 8:39 AM
All of your post are extremely long and full of your attempts to show everyone how "smart" you are. You are the obnoxious person at a party that nobody can stand because you jockey for perceived intellectual superiority.
I know I hit that right on the head. I bet you are single and rarely date because most guys would put up with you for about a minute and then throw you out of their car because their eyes would start to bleed from you lengthy monologes. LOL I know I would but then I would run you over.
LOL
You are not only base, you are patheticAllisonHayes
May 12, 2002 8:47 AM
A long post to you is anything that has a complete sentence and doesn't have four letter words.

Why can't you ever stay on point? Which orifice do you use to pull your crap out of anyway?
Allison:Len J
May 12, 2002 10:39 AM
I don't think that anything you could say will ever change Mr. L's oponion of himself. If you are right that he doesn't have a clue, he's probably not interested in getting one either.

Len
aliison-have i told you lately that i love you?(nm)merckx56
May 12, 2002 8:47 AM
dude, you are wrapped way to tight!(nm)merckx56
May 12, 2002 8:39 AM
Stay out of this old man.Lazywriter
May 12, 2002 8:40 AM
Don't involve yourself in something that you have no business being in.
Stay out of this old man.merckx56
May 12, 2002 8:46 AM
either you're british(which would explain a lot!) or just a poor judge of people(probably closer to the truth) if you think i'm an old man! i'm 32 and probably faster than you think you are!
You never say look at me?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 7:44 PM
No offence but you've posted pictures of yourself on this board. And that doesn't say "look at me" all over it dooes it? And yes I crashed. It sucks. But its made me a far better cyclist. I've reevaulated every goal I ever had. Even my dream goal of just making the Olympics. The only dream goal I had has been shattered apart and is way down the ladder of what I want to do. But I know as much as I want this I have to push myself as hard as I possibly can. So yesterday I went for a jog with short walking breaks since I haven't jogged in over 6 months, because it's to dangerous incase I crash for me to ride outside. I got home 6 hours 15 minutes later. Then I'm using PowerCranks (powercranks.com) on rollers to perfect my pedal stroke and they are working. Life is going on for me.

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
You know what your post sounds like to me?Lazywriter
May 11, 2002 9:50 PM
MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME.
I have never posted a pic of myself by the way and how many times can you say the same thing. I assure you a lot of other people are thinking the same thing but don't want to look rude. Me, I don't care.
Lazywriter... don't read my postsPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 9:53 PM
Thats all I have to say to you.

-Nick Corcoran
I agree with lazywriter.husker
May 12, 2002 4:06 AM
You are right on the mark.
I don't agree with lazywriter.weiwentg
May 12, 2002 6:24 AM
neither do I agree with you. all right, perhaps Nick could post a little less often. but the guy HIT HIS HEAD at 65kph. I consider myself fortunate not to have done so, but if I had I would also be quite glad to have survived. cut the guy a little slack.
I never heard either you complain when I said I'd broken my collarbone...
I agree with lazywriter.husker
May 12, 2002 8:45 AM
Because you only had to say it once, and you had my empathy. I even enjoyed the pictures of you in the UM Kit. But for God sake, you only had to say it once, not over and over and over and over...
probably because you aren't on a national team...merckx56
May 12, 2002 8:43 AM
and couldn't hold nick's wheel if he handed it to you! shut up you pompous dick! allison is far more eloquent than you could ever hope to be and pretty much hits the nail on the head with evry post. you, on the other hand, seem to be argumentative just for the sake of it. are there some deep-rooted "mommy"/anger issues at work? please type a witty response to rebuke me. i can't wait.
arguing on the internet is a lot like winning the special olympics. it's great that you won, but you're still retarded! SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE!!!!!!!
What does being on the national team have anything to do withLazywriter
May 12, 2002 9:06 AM
saying that this guy is redundant. Mercks, you must be desparate if you are kissing Allison's A$$. I am sure she has a bigger penis than you dude.
two words...spell check!merckx56
May 12, 2002 9:13 AM
and again i ask, are there some latent mommy issues? questioning the size of my penis is a poor attempt to to make a point that just isn't there! it's like falling back on the old "F**K YOU!". it just doesn't hold water! to re-iterate, SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE! WHY DON'T YOU GO OUTSIDE AND RIDE?
BTW-IF HAVE TO MISSPELL A WORD, MAKE SURE IT ISN'T MERCKX! SEE IT HAS AN "X" AT THE END! DOPE!
allison and merckxishmael
May 12, 2002 9:26 AM
there are others here who are sick of listening to nick...i dont care if he's lance armstong and he goes 50kmh all the time, that doesnt make him any less of an ass for constantly talking about himself...im sure there are a lot of people who come to this board who are fast if not faster in their favorite event, they dont need talk about it all the time though...and allison that poem is so misplaced its insulting to the lady who wrote it
Ishmael, I too detest self-serving self promotion.AllisonHayes
May 12, 2002 9:45 AM
At first, that is what I thought Nick was all about. I am now convinced otherwise. I believe his injury is very, very serious. But, I have also see signs of his improvement. My only message is: give him a chance.

What we are witnessing in Nick's recovery is something that is nothing short of remarkable. Who knows, he may make a full recovery and go on to greatness; if he doesn't, he is no less of a person.

That in itself is truly inspirational to me anyway.

And, I believe the elderly lady's poem is inspirational as well because it points out in an all too vivid way how we misjudge others simply because they are unable to communicate in the same manner as you or me. She is no different than Nick in that respect. Sometimes you need to take something to an extreme in order to illustrate a point. I hope you understand that.
Allison, what a bloated sense of self importance you have.Lazywriter
May 12, 2002 9:55 AM
C'mon you can make a judgement on how serious this guy's injuries are via text. What are you, an internet neurologist? "I believe this injury is very very serious but I have also seen signs of his improvement?. STOP IT.
You love to hear yourself talk don't you? And don't tell me that you posted that poem for some relevance to Nick's situation. That was intended for me because you assume I cannot be empathetic to my residents. You really are a pompous pain in the ass. I bet you are a lonely woman because no guy in his right mind could stand your little speeches.
Your thoughts are a mirror of how you see yourself.AllisonHayes
May 12, 2002 10:02 AM
"Your idea of me is fabricated with materials you have borrowed from other people and from yourself. What you think of me depends on what you think of yourself. Perhaps you create your idea of me out of material that you would like to eliminate from your own idea of yourself. Perhaps your idea of me is a reflection of what other people think of you. Or perhaps what you think of me is simply what you think I think of you"
Thomas Merton

I didn't think I would have a chance to use this so soon, but you are the perfect foil for it.
More evidence of your pretentiousness and narcissismLazywriter
May 12, 2002 10:10 AM
YOU KNOW NOTHING. Honestly, answer me this are you single without a boyfriend. I know you must be because I can't imagine anone putting up with you.
Answer honestly, please I am begging.
Allison, I guess I was right, youLazywriter
May 12, 2002 1:43 PM
must be a lonely soul. If you aren't totally hot, then no guy would put up with you. But I envision a very very ugly woman. LOl
Seriously, am I right. Are you single without a mate?
Contemplating my next move. hahahahahaAllisonHayes
May 12, 2002 2:32 PM
I shouldn't do this, but, you are soooooo wrong. Again, what you envision is a mirror of your twisted and pathetic mind.
Hee-hee-hee (nm)mickey-mac
May 12, 2002 2:52 PM
nm
Is that you? You look like you have aLazywriter
May 12, 2002 3:31 PM
bigger weinie than me. Terrible picture btw. You look like you played softball. LOL
Still doesn't get it. (nm)mickey-mac
May 12, 2002 3:34 PM
nm
can anyone spell C-L-U-E-L-E-S-S for this poor ladAllisonHayes
May 12, 2002 3:44 PM
mr. lazywriter seems to be from planet Perfidy.
the greatness is taintedishmael
May 12, 2002 10:21 AM
a great story doesnt need pr...if while lance armstrong had cancer and came on here all the time writting about his recovery and rise to glory id think he was disgusting to....its as if he is doing it all to impress us...he thinks he is conquering the world...nicks crash story just seems to emphasize his specialness and how amazing he is....id let it go as just bragging but he keeps doing it...maybe he banged his head too hard and someone needs to tell him he's not god's gift to the world, we're all here too...when i was a kid and had high ambitions and put a lot of effort into climbing i didnt talk about my achievements and goals all the time making myself out to be inspirational...and if i ever had i wouldve wanted someone to tell me to shut up..
Merckx, my typos are irrelevant and you clearly missedLazywriter
May 12, 2002 9:47 AM
an obvious joke. I was implying that Allison has a penis because I envision her as being very ugly and quite possibly a little manly. Shut your pie hole? What is that? Hillbilly vernacular? LOL
As far as this guy Nick, it is clear that he needs everyone to stroke him everytime he posts because all he probably had was his self esteem associated with his cycling successes. Now he needs to tell everyone how good he was. Don't get me wrong, it sucks he crashed but Jesus, can't he lend his expertise to other topics rather than every post being "look at me".
You and Allison should hook up because you both seem perfect for each other. But watch it when she tries to bend you over. LOL
you seem to be pre-occupied...merckx56
May 12, 2002 10:26 AM
with penises! i think that a course of intensive therapy is in order for you! they may actually have to rename the oedipal complex. and the whole "bend you over thing"...what the hell runs through your pea brain? i'm guessing that when you roll into the parking lot for the group ride, the whole group lets out a collective moan.
I used to be of the same opinion about young nick, but then I found out the whole story. he's lucky to be doing more than slobbering on himself, which is more than i can say for you. give the kid a break, he had a closed head injury! what's your excuse?
this forum is a great place to talk about all things cycling related, but we are all getting way off line with this thread! i have grown weary of reading your poorly written diatribes. move on to another subject, please! i'm going to! and since you seem to love it so much, SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE!
Beautifultronracer
May 13, 2002 5:00 AM
The harder you fall... the faster you get upPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 11, 2002 7:39 PM
Thanks for the reply. I noticed you replied further up the chain before coming back to reply to you.

So to reply to your post. Everyone crashes. It's a fact of the sport. The more you ride the more your risks go up. I'm sorry to hear about your accident and Pantani's and any other cyclists accident. But like the saying goes... "The harder you fall... the faster you get up" and I'm a living breathing example of that. Recovery is a bitch and I've had to endure it. Look at my hit and run, I had to take it easy. Going into Nationals. That sucks. But as least I got up. I just couldn't ride for a little while, and it cost me my first individual National Championship Jersey. But I won a gold in the Olympic Sprint en route to Junior Worlds setting a junior record by at least a few seconds so I'm not complaining.

I hope this shows I'm not looking for self-indulgence, because I am not. I am looking to inspire others like you who have crashed and have faced amazing odds to even be alive let alone ever ride again. And my website is a great tool to do this but also I have to tell people about it.

Cheers,
Nick
nick we know where you are, we'll find you if we want to knowishmael
May 12, 2002 9:12 AM
youre the antithesis of inspiration...your constant self promotion is sickening...i hope you dont succeed, youd be bring down the sport..
Wow!mickey-mac
May 12, 2002 9:50 AM
That's a pretty rough comment, especially coming from a guy who has spent more time and energy on this board talking about his ass than Nick has spent talking about his crash and recovery.
Oh Christ, here is the moral policeman.Lazywriter
May 12, 2002 9:58 AM
Why is it that when someone poses an opinion opposite than one that is complimentary, you have to chime in? Mind your own business. I know you wouldn't want anyone to actually agree with me. NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOway. Trust me Mickey, I am not alone in what I think. Stay out of this.
I guess that makes you the palace guardmickey-mac
May 12, 2002 10:35 AM
"Stay out of this." What a moronic statement.

By the way, I don't remember saying anything to you.
Wow!ishmael
May 12, 2002 10:38 AM
youve got a good memory but you dont really believe that...i think nick is actually delusional and needs help and it starts with us helping him realize he isnt the second coming..it'll be hard for him to take but he'll be better for it in the end....its either delusion or ego either way its got to be mentioned....NICK COME ON YOU MUST KNOW YOURE GOING OVER THE TOP,
It is not his memory that is good. It is hisLazywriter
May 12, 2002 11:26 AM
obssesiveness that makes him never to forget anything.
WOW-nmzooog
May 12, 2002 9:14 AM
STAY OUT OF IT !!!!ishmael
May 12, 2002 9:30 AM
just kidding...or jump in
Thanks Ishmael (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 12, 2002 10:40 AM
HEY we are all fighting about youishmael
May 12, 2002 10:52 AM
tone down the crash and rise too glory stuff or ill start talking about my crash resulting in post-head trauma and later semi-rise to glory and so will the next guy...
good god...dustin73
May 12, 2002 9:18 PM
...could this thread have turned any more lame?

as Aesop once said, arguing on the internet is like winning gold in the Special...ah, nevermind...not worth the effort.

p.s. - i was only joking about my man, Aesop.
To a degree I agree...PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 12, 2002 9:52 PM
I thank my supporters and this thread is fricking huge I agree. Thats why I just started giving people my 2 cents of advice instead of replying to each and every post.

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
heh...dustin73
May 12, 2002 11:39 PM
i read the power cranks thread and you said that you stopped responding to this thread...i just wanted to see if you'd hold to that.

the sad part is that i doubt anyone who was trash talking in this got anything out of it. and if they did get some sort of satisfaction, they need a life.

there wasn't anything directed towards you in that.
Man! I can't tell you how little I care.gregario
May 13, 2002 3:55 AM
I mean, I wish you well and everything but enough with the "Look at ME! posts. Jeez. You're going to become flamebait no matter what you post.