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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Well I am back from bumming around the Pakistan on motorcycle for three weeks.
    The good news is that I wasn't kidnapped by Taliban.
    The bad news I crashed motorcycle there about two weeks ago. I had an appointment with ortho today. I have a fractured clavicle and possible tear in rotary calf. The MRI on Monday will confirm the latter. So no racing until July at the earliest, and no intense riding on the bike until late June. I am still hopping to do 4th of July Crit.

    The biggest risk if I crash I could displace the fracture and then it's surgery, and even longer recovery. Doctor said I probably shouldn't ride at all, otherwise there is a chance it will take longer to heal. So choice is loose even more fitness by not riding and trying to regain it back, or try to keep some kind of fitness but might take longer to get back to racing. I guess I'll be a 4 for another season.

    It could have been much worse. I believe armor in my jacket saved the shoulder, and my boots saved my foot from heavy laceration and broken bones. The boot has a deep cut going through the leather and all the layers. On a foot I just had a small nick, and some bruising.
    Sounds like quite the trip!

    Sorry to hear you crashed.. but I guess it could've been worse.

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    Glad you made it back more or less safely, but bummed to hear about the crash. Your last race was a good one, too. Can you use a trainer to retain some fitness at the cost of sanity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Well I am back from bumming around the Pakistan on motorcycle for three weeks.
    The good news is that I wasn't kidnapped by Taliban.
    The bad news I crashed motorcycle there about two weeks ago. I had an appointment with ortho today. I have a fractured clavicle and possible tear in rotary calf. The MRI on Monday will confirm the latter. So no racing until July at the earliest, and no intense riding on the bike until late June. I am still hopping to do 4th of July Crit.

    The biggest risk if I crash I could displace the fracture and then it's surgery, and even longer recovery. Doctor said I probably shouldn't ride at all, otherwise there is a chance it will take longer to heal. So choice is loose even more fitness by not riding and trying to regain it back, or try to keep some kind of fitness but might take longer to get back to racing. I guess I'll be a 4 for another season.

    It could have been much worse. I believe armor in my jacket saved the shoulder, and my boots saved my foot from heavy laceration and broken bones. The boot has a deep cut going through the leather and all the layers. On a foot I just had a small nick, and some bruising.
    Crazy. Hope the shoulder turns out as minor as possible.

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    any of your guys going to be in pleasanton this weekend ? I'm not racing but I may snap some pics. I'm bit rusty but have pro-level gear.... my daughters softball team is not exactly challenging my photog skills , shooting the PGA was not hard either.. they all move slow.

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    I'm doing the red-kite tri-valley-velo crit on Saturday. 2/3 and p12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Well I am back from bumming around the Pakistan on motorcycle for three weeks.
    The good news is that I wasn't kidnapped by Taliban.
    The bad news I crashed motorcycle there about two weeks ago. I had an appointment with ortho today. I have a fractured clavicle and possible tear in rotary calf. The MRI on Monday will confirm the latter. So no racing until July at the earliest, and no intense riding on the bike until late June. I am still hopping to do 4th of July Crit.

    The biggest risk if I crash I could displace the fracture and then it's surgery, and even longer recovery. Doctor said I probably shouldn't ride at all, otherwise there is a chance it will take longer to heal. So choice is loose even more fitness by not riding and trying to regain it back, or try to keep some kind of fitness but might take longer to get back to racing. I guess I'll be a 4 for another season.

    It could have been much worse. I believe armor in my jacket saved the shoulder, and my boots saved my foot from heavy laceration and broken bones. The boot has a deep cut going through the leather and all the layers. On a foot I just had a small nick, and some bruising.
    ugh.

    have you considered surgery (proactively) for the clavicle? you probably have done so already, but talk to folks who have and have not had surgery to see how happy they are with the healing of their clavicle. i elected to get surgery (of course every situation is different) but also wound up talking to a large number of friends (amazing how many folks come out of the woodwork who had the same injury!) who talked to me about their non-surgical repairs 5- to 15-years on.

    really hope you don't have a cuff tear. soft tissue damage in the

    if you can set up a trainer there is little reason not to ride. i'm only suggesting this because i detect -- and could be wrong -- a bit of lament in your post. you don't have to lose much fitness if you are will to ride indoors, and there are numerous workouts that can reduce impact on the shoulder as well as preserve that fitness efficiently.

    hell...just light spinning will help increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and probably improve your mental state = better healing, whether you get surgery or not.

    good luck!

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    Pakistan... by motorcycle... OMG. In the mid 90s, I was doing energy development in Pakistan and had a team there on the ground. I spent some time in Karachi.

    Heal up fast and speedy recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    I'm doing the red-kite tri-valley-velo crit on Saturday. 2/3 and p12.
    4:20pm.. Late

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    they are annoyingly late, yea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    I'm doing the red-kite tri-valley-velo crit on Saturday. 2/3 and p12.
    I thought you'd give Nevada City a whirl for sure. Suffer/climb then descend and repeat for 90 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hack View Post
    I thought you'd give Nevada City a whirl for sure. Suffer/climb then descend and repeat for 90 minutes.
    I'd like to, someday. I work in University Student Housing and this weekend is move-out, and my in-laws are staying with us, and god damn, Nevada City sounds better and better...

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    I'm doing Nevada City. It's absolutely the worst possible race for me but it's such an amazing atmosphere that I just have to do it. It's just epic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    I'm doing Nevada City. It's absolutely the worst possible race for me but it's such an amazing atmosphere that I just have to do it. It's just epic.
    same...except I'm not doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    I'd like to, someday. I work in University Student Housing and this weekend is move-out, and my in-laws are staying with us, and god damn, Nevada City sounds better and better...
    seems the wiser decision is to pass on the racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    I'd like to, someday. I work in University Student Housing and this weekend is move-out, and my in-laws are staying with us, and god damn, Nevada City sounds better and better...
    Your move out is really late. Is this a west coast thing or is your school different than others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Your move out is really late. Is this a west coast thing or is your school different than others?
    dunno. we're on quarters, not semesters, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    dunno. we're on quarters, not semesters, though.
    Seems about right for the quarter system. In undergrad, we were on the quarter system and got out around June 10. In grad school, we were on semester and got out around May 20. The quarter system also started much later (late September) than the semester system (late August). I much preferred quarters or semesters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    dunno. we're on quarters, not semesters, though.
    Makes sense.

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    Semesters meant a 6 week winter break, depending on when your fall finals were scheduled. That was nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Semesters meant a 6 week winter break, depending on when your fall finals were scheduled. That was nice.
    I just never had the attention span for the longer classes though. I think semester were like 16 weeks? I liked the change the quarter system brought with the 9 week classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Sounds like quite the trip!

    Sorry to hear you crashed.. but I guess it could've been worse.
    I clipped this with my left foot/engine casing at 30-35mph.


    Boot saved my leg (only had a minor scratch and some bruising).


    What was left of my bike:


    Yep I got lucky, and gear helped a lot from making it way worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by hack View Post
    Glad you made it back more or less safely, but bummed to hear about the crash. Your last race was a good one, too. Can you use a trainer to retain some fitness at the cost of sanity?
    I decided to take ride outside, but no intensive efforts. A lot of no hand or with one hand. Will see how that goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    Crazy. Hope the shoulder turns out as minor as possible.
    Thanks. I can use my left arm more or less, but mobility is limited, and it hurts if I put pressure and whatnot on the shoulder.

    Quote Originally Posted by tetonrider View Post
    ugh.

    have you considered surgery (proactively) for the clavicle? you probably have done so already, but talk to folks who have and have not had surgery to see how happy they are with the healing of their clavicle. i elected to get surgery (of course every situation is different) but also wound up talking to a large number of friends (amazing how many folks come out of the woodwork who had the same injury!) who talked to me about their non-surgical repairs 5- to 15-years on.

    really hope you don't have a cuff tear. soft tissue damage in the

    if you can set up a trainer there is little reason not to ride. i'm only suggesting this because i detect -- and could be wrong -- a bit of lament in your post. you don't have to lose much fitness if you are will to ride indoors, and there are numerous workouts that can reduce impact on the shoulder as well as preserve that fitness efficiently.

    hell...just light spinning will help increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and probably improve your mental state = better healing, whether you get surgery or not.

    good luck!
    Surgery? That seems a tad excessive. It's a none displaced fracture, so I am not sure what surgery would solve.
    Thank you for the suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    Pakistan... by motorcycle... OMG. In the mid 90s, I was doing energy development in Pakistan and had a team there on the ground. I spent some time in Karachi.

    Heal up fast and speedy recovery.
    It is a beautiful country. I plan to go back there in near future.
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    Looks like Folsom cycle fest was canceled in September. Anyone know what happened? That was one of my favorite race weekends.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Looks like Folsom cycle fest was canceled in September. Anyone know what happened? That was one of my favorite race weekends.
    Word is that the non-road events, in particular, were poorly attended. They like to run it as a complete event (cross, mtn, road, BMX, etc) and are looking to resume next year. I enjoyed the event last year and I hope it resumes next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hack View Post
    Word is that the non-road events, in particular, were poorly attended. They like to run it as a complete event (cross, mtn, road, BMX, etc) and are looking to resume next year. I enjoyed the event last year and I hope it resumes next year.
    There were other events? I hope they bring bike the road racing back. I really liked doing it. The circuit race in 2012 was fun.
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    I'm racing the Diablo Hillclimb TT tomorrow. My 30-second man is Nate English. Yay p12. I won the past 2 years, but now my goals are ... different.

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