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what's happened to Elefantino???????(12 posts)

what's happened to Elefantino???????weiwentg
May 11, 2002 6:45 PM
anyone know? getting worried here...
I was wondering the same thing (nm)...DINOSAUR
May 11, 2002 10:07 PM
re: what's happened to Elefantino???????cyclejim
May 11, 2002 10:55 PM
i think he's all washed up.......
He's been pretty quiet, surgery recovery? ..nmcydswipe
May 12, 2002 5:26 AM
Put up or shut upRoubaix
May 12, 2002 7:31 AM
I used to love this guy with all his Italian bravado- he was brilliant on l'Alpe. Once he stopped taking Epo, the only thing that was fast was his mouth. Put up or shut up Marco.
i think you're confused..merckx56
May 12, 2002 8:33 AM
we're talking about a guy who lives in florida and is re-couping from an accident and surgery, not the bald-headed epo-junkie from italy!
not referring to Pantaniweiwentg
May 12, 2002 8:40 AM
...who is over the hill, and has a mouth far too big for his own good.
Sheepishly yet triumphantly, he returns...Elefantino
May 12, 2002 10:25 AM
Sorry folks. Haven't had a lot to say lately, or time to say it, because ... I've been back at work!

Doctor cleared me on May 2, and I've been nose-to-the-grindstoning it since. Feels great. I've been so dedicated that I haven't even looked at RBR once in the last week and a half. (OK, some of you might say that is a lack of dedication to the important things!)

Thanks again for all your thoughts and good wishes in this (latest) recovery period. Doc says the T-spine is 1/3 healed. Won't be cleared for road work until it's fully healed, probably another few months. I'm hoping to return to the road in time for the Savannah century Labor Day weekend. If not, then MS150 in October. In the meantime, bought a new 1up trainer and will pound away inside on the Serotta.

Weiwentg, hope you're doing OK, too. Recovery sucks.

I actually got online today to read the post-Giro reports. My Italian namesake may be washed up (by the way, what's with the mustache? Does EPO cause increased facial hair?) but the other Italian warhorse is awesome, even if he looks more like a zebra (or, yesterday, a tiger). I am deciding whether or not to trump my pink Mercatone kit and go all-out nuts and buy an Acqua e Sapone kit. I should, then post a photo of both — it would cause the you're-a-poser crowd's heads to explode.

Anyway, gang, I'm back. Maybe not as often as over the last four months, but enough to make a nuisance of myself.

May 12, 2002 10:53 AM
glad to hear you're up and about!!!!! I am doing pretty well myself; I'm riding my friend's trainer. minor disconfort in the shoulder, but I should be riding again soon.
allison posted something for you (all the injured people, actually) below. go read it. very touching.
get well soon, eh?
Glad the recovery is progressing. nmLen J
May 12, 2002 10:59 AM
at your height, on a zebra outfit ridin a red bike..colker
May 12, 2002 11:09 AM
if i saw that on the street... hmmm, go for it!
Oops, I'll shut up.Roubaix
May 12, 2002 12:45 PM
Sorry, wrong guy.