Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Ouachita Weekend

Lots to cover but it will have to wait a few days, my uncle passed while I was away. A full fun filled report will come by this weekend. In short, I DNF'd due to my achillies...just wasn't going to happen. Trans Iowa will now not be happening for me, I'm going to take a month or more off the bike too take care of my achillies problem. Not too worried about it I'd rather take time off voluntarily, rather then a full season due too my stupidity.

Peace

17 comments:

the inebriationist said...

Sorry about your loss.


Sucks ass about your achilles! No Trans-Iowa? I don't think I'd have the strength to tell myself no. Good on you to know better. No need to hobble yourself permanently. Happy healing and I hope to ride with you soon.

sydney_b said...

Oh, Squirrel, so sorry to hear about your uncle.

It sure was a pleasure getting to hang with you and I look forward to doing it again. Hey, and I want to meet Terry, she's gotta be 2x as cool as u. :)

3p0 said...

sorry about your loss buddy.

and I'm sorry your race ended the way it did.

I was super stoked to come across you at mile 12, I thought I was doing great, till I realized you were done...

it was still purdy sweet having you, Rob, and Len right there to enjoy a beer on the side of the trail and cheer people on for a bit...

There is a nebraska contingant already talking about next year. I know Syd and I are down for sure... need to go an extra day earlier and get some more epic riding in the area done...

enjoy those lone stars. I did on the ride home...

Anonymous said...

Sorry to here about you Achilles, I've been there, in fact past there, I completely tore mine. The most important thing to do with any case of tendonitis, which is probably what you have is to stick with a regiment of anti-inflamatories like Advil, ice, and compression, get one of those ankle braces it will help stabilize the tendon. You should be able to still ride provided that you use a very easy gear and spin on a nice flat trail or road. Six weeks after Dr. Breedlove operated on my Achilles he had me ride my mountain bike on a trainer with a rear slick of course.
Ice is very important as it really helps reduce the inflammation. Good Luck


Duffy

Mike Howard said...

Sorry about your uncle Squirrel !

I was looking forward to meeting you at T-3...Any chance you can make the Mid-West Festival here in Peoria ? Mushrooms should be about prime time by then !

Andy said...

Valiant effort though my brother, sorry to hear about your uncle. Still hope to see you at my race - long as the weather cooperates. KPAV and I rode by your pad - looks nice.

Paul said...

Squirrel, I am sorry to hear about your uncle. That sucks.

Heel up buddy!

Cornbread said...

Sad news about your uncle. You have my condolences.

Great to hang with you, Dennis and the rest of crew for a bit at Ouachita. That place is awesome. Plan on going back next year for sure.

Take it easy for awhile and heal up. Get that Achilles checked out and keep your chin up buddy. Sitting out TI is probably a good idea. Your positive vibe will be missed at TI, but at least you'll be able to ride later this year. Let me know if I can help.

cyclingdave said...

my condolences.

Danielle said...

Sorry to hear about your uncle.

Thanks for all of the cheers at all of the checkpoints. It was awesome. Take care of that achilles.

Pete Basso said...

Squirrel - sorry to hear about your Uncle and your achilles. Glad you had a good time down south with the gang. I thought about you guys a lot this week while we were getting rained / hailed on! Glad to have you back bro, now go get better so we can ride!

S.Fuller said...

Squirrel,

Sorry to hear about your uncle. It sucks not attending an event due to injury, but you are definitely making the right choice. Get into someone who knows sports injuries and get it looked at.

Cellarrat said...

double bummer!

Get well soon... Sorry to hear about your uncle.

Squirrel said...

Thanks too all of you:) Who knows maybe just maybe you'll see a Squirrel on the side of the road at 3am on TI chattering his ass off:)

Peace

Guitar Ted said...

Squirrel, Sorry about your loss.

You'll be missed at T.I. I was looking forwards to chatting with you!

Heal up right and come back stronger!

airing out said...

So sorry to hear about your uncle.

Taking time off sucks. Want me to teach you how to knit???

Seriously, a hurt wrist, a hurt achillies... they get better. Things could be much worse.

-d said...

Sorry about your uncle. Yup. I'll raise a pint to him and yer family.

Sorry to see you drop TI, but taking care of yourself is more important. Like GT, I was hopin' to yap and share a nip of whiskey in the middle of the night, 200+ miles in, and fried like a chicken in Alabama.

-d