Friday, February 29, 2008

still stitches?

just got back from the physician and he said the wrist is looking well. there are still some stitches that need to dissolve.

he said to wear the brace for another 3 weeks - i'm getting tired of it. flexibility is good- only trouble is bending the wrist down towards the arm.

hopefully, just one more doctor visit in april.

now off to the bike summit

Thursday, February 28, 2008

leap day

leap day is tomorrow. why isn't it a national holiday? really, it comes every four years and should be celebrated.

Monday, February 25, 2008


actually put some weight on the wrist whilst on the trainer this eve.

i signed this petition.

like pace lines? thE kErnEl does.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


worked this morning with a computer programming team at Washington High School.

great kids getting ready for a contest at sdsu. if anyone out there is a java expert, give me a holla, we'd love to get some help.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


update: i can now squeeze and lift heavier objects with my left hand. the progress has been fairly steady and i'm really pointing at the end of the month to be at 85-90%. swelling is down and range of movement is at about 70%.

big ups to Cipo for his 3rd place finish at the toc. 41 years young - wow.

still in the construction phase is i'm doing this work pro bono only if the racers join fab.

another big ups to CycleSD for joining fab at the yellow jersey level.

also thanks to all the bloggers for their well wishes and support during 'rehab'.

Friday, February 15, 2008

team livestrong

with encouragement from spiderman, i joined team livestrong. you know the fund-raising group fighting cancer with the help of some bike racer.

i need to raise $1500 by july, so if you can help me, please visit my donation page . Any donation will help.

i don't usually talk about it, but in my family you are either a cancer survivor or a cancer not-a-survivor. my mother once told me that if you live long enough in our family you'll die of cancer. and that's been the case. my siblings and i are now getting to the age where we'll probably start to see the big C in us.

now to get back on the trainer, so i can pass that supposed bike racer that i'll be riding with.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

ice movement

iced down the wound today for about 20 minutes and it felt much better the rest of the day.

LBL is april 19 and you can register at CiTyBiLLyRiDes

i've got to ride with the vermillion crew to bob's in martinsburg. most likely will run into relative i don't know there.

winter sucks

Saturday, February 9, 2008

FAB meeting

went off well today with about 40 present. we welcomed some new members too and some renewals too.

the triplets of belleville is one funky movie.

i enjoyed better the second time.

gonna really start training again this weekend . . . and work on the FAB web site while i'm thinking of it . . . and grade some papers . . . and start working on the central plains cycling web site . . . no, i won't tell you anything about it yet.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

cast on, cast off

got the splint from the operation off yesterday. the xray showed the wrist was healing nicely, but the doctor didn't tell me i was to have an alien living inside my arm. really, the metal plate looks just like that alien thing that clings to your face and impregnates you.

the scar is about 3.5 inches in length.

i give myself 2 weeks to get it back into shape. that may be pushing it, but lbl is coming soon!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

i'm enthralled by lost

i fell for LOST hook, line and sinker the moment it hit the airwaves. out of all the characters on the show, i think the quiz nailed it, unless there was a charlie or desmond.

. . . and honestly, i think this is the only possible answer for the simpsons.