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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 . . .


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.

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--


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 us save him-- *S*
BelgiumEager Beagle
Jul 25, 2002 1:57 AM
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Ever ridden one? Awsome machines. Go to the factory and get a deal.
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.

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.