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    The preliminary schedule for DrPete's BF demise...

    So as many of you already know, my schedule goes all to hell in July, as will my racing/training as I know it... But I just found out some of the particulars.

    July thru September will have me at the Naval hospital in Bethesda. As part of the restructuring/integration of military hospitals in the DC area, I'll be going over there as the first Army guy to rotate on their surgical service. I'll be the chief resident on one of the surgical teams, most likely focused on general and trauma surgery, read: lots and lots of combat casualties. So that's the first three months. There's still a chance I'll be able to sneak out for some weekend racing, depending on how sleep deprived I am. My average workday will be back to the 5AM-7PM thing with some overnight calls thrown in there for good measure.

    What I don't know yet is the sequence of the other three rotations... Three months at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore (one of the busiest level 1 trauma centers in the US, if not the busiest), three months at Children's National Medical Center in DC doing pediatric surgery (big operations on really little kids), and three months of vascular and cardiothoracic surgery at Inova Fairfax hospital in Virginia.

    I'm in the process of locating a beater bike to set up on a trainer in my office, because I think that's what my training will amount to most days...

    It's strange. I've been out of my element for the past 11 months doing all this research stuff, so I'm kinda itching to get back to the OR and assume the new level of responsibility that comes with being a senior/chief resident, but at the same time I've thoroughly enjoyed this year. I got married, I've done tons of riding on a dream bike I built myself, I've spent time with family, traveled, etc. and losing the flexibility and freedom I've enjoyed this year will be a major loss.

    And hey--I've come to thoroughly enjoy me some BF.

    I just hope that I can keep riding. I know it's not realistic to maintain the volume and intensity that I have, but I've come a long way in terms of my fitness, etc. and I want to hold those gains!

    So for the 3 or 4 people who might care, there it is.
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    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    three and a half, easy

    You'll make time, Doc. It's too important not to.



    (oh, and here I was hoping this was some foreshadowing of a Ryanf DrPete showdown, with one of them exploding into a 5th dimension alter-world, Highlander style. My money would be on Pete, for the record)

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    three and a half, easy

    You'll make time, Doc. It's too important not to.



    (oh, and here I was hoping this was some foreshadowing of a Ryanf DrPete showdown, with one of them exploding into a 5th dimension alter-world, Highlander style. My money would be on Pete, for the record)


    I think the trainer in the office trick is going to be a big help. I'll just keep my bibs on under my scrubs.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Soooo the Dr. will not be "in the house"?




    That sux.

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    Heh. You're gonna have Foo-withdrawal, Doc.

    Don't worry. It only hurts the first 36 hours. If you can make it past that, you're home free. As for me, I fell off the wagon at that point, and, well, as you can see, I'm still here.

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    Lessee...... Dex, Dipper and Vega. I'll be number 4. That's it. I'm done.
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    ^^^ No kidding! Guess I'll have to check in between cases.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Throughout your BF life you will proceed at various paces. Unlike Rock n Roll and not withstanding Neil Youngs plea, it's not better to "burn out than fade away."
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Buddy of mine is an ortho in PA. He has a lot more time to ride than I do. Survive the residency/fellowship march and you'll be back on your bike in no time while all your business and lawyer buddies are getting fat pushing paper at midnight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpongeDad
    Buddy of mine is an ortho in PA. He has a lot more time to ride than I do. Survive the residency/fellowship march and you'll be back on your bike in no time while all your business and lawyer buddies are getting fat pushing paper at midnight.
    Hehe... good advice.

    BTW, SpongeDad, we're throwin' together a BF ride Monday morning if you're interested. Info in the racing forum.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Sounds like you are going to be a busy lad, there, Dr Pete!

    Best of luck though, because from what I've seen of the posts where medical issues come up, you sound like a d@mn fine Doctor and I hope if I ever need services in your area, I can get you for the job!
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    Why a beater for the trainer? Wouldn't it be better to ride your real bike? Just get a beater rear wheel but that way, you'll be riding the same - exact same - seat, geometry, handlebars, etc etc as when you race.

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    Hey DrPete - us foosters (and me )are seriously gonna miss you! hope you are able to keep in touch with BF occassionally cause you'll probably have some withdrawal symptoms if you don't!

    good luck!

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    Good luck with the rotations Dr Pete.
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    WHAT??? You are MARRIED?!!!

    oh, and we'll miss you 'round here. come back and visit often!
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    Hey, I didn't realize you and I are about the same age, Doc. Never checked your profile before. Anyway, if I get fat pushing paper at midnight in my quest to make partner, I'll look you up for a good lap-banding or something

    Hope your schedule isn't too relentless, but I'm finding it's way better to be busy than bored. Idle hands and whatnot...That sounds like a great rotation to my layman's ears - lots of different experiences.

    Toss a trainer tire on your bike and keep it in the office!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    Why a beater for the trainer? Wouldn't it be better to ride your real bike? Just get a beater rear wheel but that way, you'll be riding the same - exact same - seat, geometry, handlebars, etc etc as when you race.

    Remember, train like you fight... fight like you train!
    This is true, but things are known to disappear from hospitals if not bolted to the floor. I'd love to hop on the Pinarello, but it might be a little too enticing for someone.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleMagic
    WHAT??? You are MARRIED?!!!
    You sound surprised. Do I need to delete my pics from the hot guy thread or something?
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcon
    Hey, I didn't realize you and I are about the same age, Doc. Never checked your profile before. Anyway, if I get fat pushing paper at midnight in my quest to make partner, I'll look you up for a good lap-banding or something
    I'm not quite sold on the long-term results of the lap band, but it's a fun surgery...

    It's strange--I do feel myself getting kinda cranky at times, and I find myself really missing the OR. I guess all those folks who talk about healthy sublimation might be onto something after all.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    You sound surprised. Do I need to delete my pics from the hot guy thread or something?
    he he...just joshin'...keep the pix up
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    I all I can say is thank you for serving and putting back together all the warriors that lay it on the line so that my family can live in America. Hope you find some time to ride in there, and if you ever get to Dallas, I would be honored to meet you.
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    Hope you'll be able to keep popping in Doc - love your input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    You sound surprised. Do I need to delete my pics from the hot guy thread or something?
    uhh, no. better leave them there!
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    OH NO>>>>you might miss the return of.......ryanf.....ahhhhhhhhrrrrrrgggg (cohophysh runs away screaming into the cold dark night)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    You sound surprised. Do I need to delete my pics from the hot guy thread or something?
    Well, not because you're married.
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