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Back from 4 months of hell . . .(7 posts)

Back from 4 months of hell . . .morrison
Jul 24, 2002 6:15 PM
Greetings! This has been the absolute worst 4 months I can remember. I spent 6 weeks in trial in El Paso, of all places. (We lost miserably . . . worse, no riding, gained 15 lbs.) Before heading out to that dusty burg, I disposed of several bikes as promised (local high school club). While I was in trial, my wife informed me she was pregnant. Great news! Cancelled trip to Spain. Got home . . . ultrasound showed a boy (have 2 girls, so welcome news). Excited until last week when the doctor informed us the baby didn't make it. Autopsy showed serious problems, so I guess all things happen for a reason.

On a positive note, though, she-who-must-be-obeyed tells me that she wants to visit our friends in Belgium in October. Maybe I can find a decent ride over there . . .

Geoff

p.s. back on the bike and it hurts
you old ^(&*^%*) .....Spirito
Jul 24, 2002 7:06 PM
my sympathies .....

releived to hear that you are .... well that you still are. worried about where you went. from what you shared with use here you have 2 beautiful girls and a super Mrs. and i wish for good things for you all. i imagine that you are all in a sense closer with the recent loss and hope there is better tidings from here in.

think positive, look forward and the pain on the bike may in some sense be a form of tonic. i cant really offer any wisdom other than to say roll with the punches, keep your gloves up and keep jabbing.

pssstt .... eddy merckx frames are made in belgium.

ciao
re: Back from 4 months of hell . . .Tig
Jul 24, 2002 7:45 PM
Sorry to hear the tragic news. You are right about how everything happens for a reason. "There are no accidents in life"

Welcome back, and don't worry... the time off the bike may have a purpose also. Only time will tell what these purposes really are.
re: Back from 4 months of hell . . .harlett
Jul 25, 2002 1:20 AM
geoff.a compassionate thought for your wife, you and your daughters-- i hope your daughters are sharing their thoughts and feelings with the two of you-- everyone feels this kind of pain in a family and everyone needs to feel loved and included-- may you all have the patience and strength to get through the emotional and physical grief together--

hoping this present life test gives strength to the unending heart your family is--

ben's idea of a positive form of tonic has value-- riding, no matter what shape we are in, can give us a reprieve-- there are plenty of trial wins and bicycles (a merckx sounds good to me) in your future-- taking this time to build a new appreciation for what you have now and getting back to riding could be a good thing for you--

lauren

btw.hopefully your reappearance will give spirito someone to play with again..he's been hiding in some kind of rod serling fifth dimension retro world ever since you left-- ben ignatius spirito, who has a preoccupation with another time, a time of childhood, a time of growing up, a time of downtube shifters and steel-- he has a reluctance to check out a mirror and see the nature of his image-- proof positive that the time he dwells in has already passed him by-- but in a moment or two he'll discover that mechanical toys and memories and daydreaming and wishful thinking and all manner of odd and special events can lead one into a special province, uncharted and unmapped, a country of both shadow and substance known as the retro zone--

please morrison.help us save him-- *S*
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Jul 25, 2002 1:57 AM
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The key word is back...........Len J
Jul 25, 2002 4:30 AM
So sorry for your loss, Hope you, your wife & kids are dealing with the reality of the loss & putting it behind you. Believe me, the grief is real & must be felt & dealt with in order to move on. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Glad you're back amongst us.

Len
Well well well....I suppose now you'll pretend...Ahimsa
Jul 25, 2002 6:15 PM
...."Bunny" Cheshire was just a character from a story I made up, huh?

Don't worry, I never let the hoi polloi in on the location of the island or it's name, much less the lattitude or longitude. Besides, you and I both know that Cheshire is not his real last name anyway. Who ever heard of a full blood Samoan named Cheshire? Brah!

I am very sorry for your loss brother Morrison, please give my regards to the Missus, and keep your chin up.

I expect that you will give us pictorial updates of any Belgian holiday? I hear they make the most wonderful waffles. Perhaps they'll trade for coconut cream, no?

I look forward to some posting from you. You were missed.

Cheers!

A.