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a Podium Girl's (gone bad or otherwise) favorite accessory!(14 posts)

a Podium Girl's (gone bad or otherwise) favorite accessory!lonefrontranger
Aug 1, 2002 8:07 AM
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me...

My boyfriend is such a keeper!
so, it's your birthday?DougSloan
Aug 1, 2002 8:10 AM
Have a good one.

Riding yet?

yep. no riding, still in a sling and figure 8lonefrontranger
Aug 1, 2002 8:40 AM
Unless you count riding the trainer as riding, which I don't.

I did a hard 3-mile hike on Sunday. Lots of climbing. I've discovered its as hard to climb on foot as it is in the saddle when you've got a sprinter's build. Or maybe it's just the short legs.

I don't know if you read the latest "discovery" from my follow-up with the new orthopod. Seems I've got a broken rib (up high, under the shoulderblade) to go along with the broken collarbone. This means I'm basically miserable. Couple this with 95+ degree temperatures and living in a non-AC house, and I've been pretty uncomfortable and not doing much on the trainer except early AM when it's cool. I figure I survived 5 weeks of basically no riding at all when I broke my ankle, so I guess I'll survive this. I've been walking to prepare myself to start running; hopefully I can salvage a cyclocross season out of this, although they upgraded my cat in CX when I got my road upgrade (grmpf).
the rib is worse, imoDougSloan
Aug 1, 2002 8:46 AM
I broke ribs both times I messed up my shoulder, too. Not using your arm is one thing, but being unable to breath, cough, sneeze, etc., without pain is worse, IMO.

I guess about all you can do is throw in some tapes and spend some time on the trainer. It's better than no riding at all.

Convince yourself that you were overtraining and needed rest anyway. :-)

Happy birthday.Spinchick
Aug 1, 2002 11:49 AM
I'll drink a Corona in your honor tonight...poolside.
darned good idea, I'll take you up on that one :)lonefrontranger
Aug 1, 2002 11:58 AM
Those kids making you crazy yet? wait a minute don't answer that...

I actually have a free membership to a nice club through my team. Guess now is the time to take advantage of the pool. Can't swim but I can soak. Better than sitting around that oven of a house. My boyfriend has been cultivating my taste in Mexican beers - we actually drink Sol, not Corona, but wotthehell!
new belgium makes a corona-like beer nowColnagoFE
Aug 1, 2002 12:29 PM
called "Loft". pretty good stuff. i've only seen it in kegs though so far. don't think they have it bottled yet.
you say it's your birthday...ColnagoFE
Aug 1, 2002 10:15 AM
happy day! a leo right? mines on the 18th! this year my dad and sister asked what i wanted so instead of saying my usual "i don't need anything" and getting crap i'll never use, i actually sent them links to a bunch of bike-related stuff i'd like to have. everything from a $20 Co2 inflator, a coupla cycling DVDs to a $170 pair of Assos Evos! I'm guessing I'll get the inflator and mayble a DVD, but it never hurts to ask!
Aug 1, 2002 11:24 AM
yes, 8/1/68 you get to do the math :) My SO asked, and all I could think of was a) Trek Fuel 100 frame or b) a set of new Sidi Energys. Both currently beyond his means, sadly enough. Will have to finagle the Fuel via Ebay or Veloswap, or else wait until I can get a sweet deal on a Klein Palomino.

I use the wish lists on Amazon. An amazing amount of cycling related stuff there if you look hard enough.

Happy upcoming birthday. You going to do anymore racing this year?
think i'm switching to more MTB for the remainder of the seasonColnagoFE
Aug 1, 2002 12:32 PM
I'm getting a bit burned out on road riding and Mt. Evans was my last real race so I don't need to train so hard anymore. Haven;'t touched the MTB for most of the summer so I think it's time.
Happy B-Day.Len J
Aug 1, 2002 11:27 AM
I'm a Leo also (22nd). Good idea on the list. It has taken me many years but I finally have learned to ask for what I want. Believe it or not people appreciate it & feel better about the gift they gt you.

happy birthday, LFR!!!weiwentg
Aug 1, 2002 5:07 PM
sorry to hear about the rib, but you will get better.
Hey, youngunmickey-mac
Aug 1, 2002 9:03 PM
Happy birthday and continuing congratulations on the catch of a boyfriend. I'm drinking a homebrewed Belgian Ale in your honor as I type. I've got 40 coming up in less than four months and plan to start dropping hints in the next two weeks or so about cycling related gifts. We'll probably be having a birthday bash, and you're welcome to come on out for it (along with anyone else on the board who wants to join us). If you can make it out, I promise to have the DJ play Bitchin Camaro.
re: a Podium Girl's (gone bad or otherwise) favorite accessory!zooog
Aug 6, 2002 1:58 AM
Happy birthday to you all. I also celebrated one on 7/31. # 37. Dropped hints of many cycling gifts. No deal though. Did get a sawzall which means its time to do some work.....need time to ride. happy Birthday to all