Monthly Archives: October 2011

Clavicle Update – Bone Stimulator

You’ve probably heard of PROs using a ‘Bone Stim’.  They’re not available to everyone, but I was lucky enough to have a family friend that had a pesky foot bone that wouldn’t heal.  Without even asking, they were nice enough … Continue reading

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Clavicle Fracture and Fixation – Two weeks later

I saw my surgeon today for my one week followup after surgery.  I’ve been feeling much better and have been off all meds for the past two days.  I started to feel like my sling was unnecessary if I was … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Update

As I had mentioned earlier, I had never had surgery or general anesthetic before.  A big part of what I’ve been experiencing the past week is mostly related to the surgery itself.  The procedure I had is known as ORIF, … Continue reading

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Lap Times Redux – Monarch

Ok folks, I know I’ve gotten you all riled up now.  In fact, whipped into a lather may be a more accurate a description.  Anyway, I know there were some issues with my data and analysis from the last set, … Continue reading

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ACA Cyclocross Categories – Rant + Analysis

Update 10/19/11 12:26PM: Post updated to reflect combined 35+ Open and 35+ Cat 3 times. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, cyclocross has unique needs for categorization.  Compared to road racing, with the minimal presence of team tactics and less … Continue reading

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Bike Racing Categories

All sports have categories of competition.  Take the NFL for example, there are the “Pros” (NFL Players), and a few ‘minor leagues’, like College Football and Arena Football.  Cycling is no different, with stratification of pro teams and amateur license … Continue reading

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Pre-Surgery Update

I’ll try my best to find some other subjects to write about but for now I’m pretty much living my life (as best I can) around my left shoulder.  I have been talking to a few folks who have been … Continue reading

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Fractured Clavicle – Orthopedist Update

It was a little nerve wracking waiting almost two days to get an X-ray of my shoulder.  At first I was certain of the diagnosis, but doubt and worry crept in over time.  Luckily the X-ray showed the most common … Continue reading

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USGP New Belgium Cup – Day 2

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. I’m sure you’ve heard the outcome, but I’ll continue the report as usual… I had a lot of rest last week so I expected the first race to open up the … Continue reading

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USGP New Belgium Cup – Day 1

The weather was forecast to be bad for this race.  I was expecting it to be muddy, but was surprised to see it was worse than last year.  One the drive up, I could hardly see anything, nor stay on the … Continue reading

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