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    Oh, Chuck.....I am so sorry.

    Sending healing thoughts your way....
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    All - Thanks for the thoughts!
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    revchuck, that's terrible! Heal well and quickly. Wish this sport didn't leave its participants with so many broken bones.
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    Chuck, really sorry to hear you got hurt. Hope they can screw you back together good as new.
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    Get well Chuck. FWIW Teton is here racing after breaking his a few weeks ago. You will be back quickly.

    Still sick, took pictures and gave a hand up to my young man today. After a solid mid pack TT yesterday he had a bad day and missed the time cut. 13 other folks did the same. Tomorrow we will go ride for fun. Insult to injury his new (for him) SRM has been going in and out so it'll head back to Colorado Monday. 2nd unit I have ever seen go on the fritz, this one just came out of refurb.

    He heads home Monday. Ridley will be sad, she has him broken in and throwing the ball correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    Thanks for all the well wishes, all! Unfortunately, it wasn't my day. I was doing fine, keeping up with the attacks (other than the one that went OTF, but they were 40+ so I didn't care) when I think the pack slowed while I was looking forward, I touched the wheel of the guy in front of me and went down. I ended up going to the ER, and in the x ray my right collarbone looks like a collection of pot shards. I'm ticked because I was ready, part of the race for the first time. I've got that mental box checked, now I know I can hang...just need to keep the rubber side down in the future. Oh, and the bike seems okay.

    Going to the GP Monday for a referral to a bone doc. Looks like it's Black & Decker time!

    The Percocet and Soma are kicking in, time for a nap.
    hey, rev-
    sorry to hear.

    fyi i broke mine on 2/28, got home and had surgery on 3/5. rode 5' on the trainer on 3/8, 10' on 3/9, 1h easy on 3/10 and intervals on 3/11.

    showed up in cali to race on 3/28. despite the injury, i rode pretty much the same power in a short TT. my top-end wasn't quite as sharp, but i hung in the RR today. race fitness wasn't quite up to the moves i wanted to make--but it was my first RR of the year and guys are on-point. took some courage to line up, to be honest...and also to hang in there the first few laps.

    anyway, the point is the collarbone doesn't have to be much of a setback. i got back in quickly to, i hope, set myself up for later in the season by getting the train back on the tracks.

    can give you some more thoughts later on. big fan of the surgery...and some alternative therapies (acupuncture, cupping, scraping) to improve healing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Get well Chuck. FWIW Teton is here racing after breaking his a few weeks ago. You will be back quickly.

    Still sick, took pictures and gave a hand up to my young man today. After a solid mid pack TT yesterday he had a bad day and missed the time cut. 13 other folks did the same.
    i was in this race. it was pretty intense. i got gapped in the last km behind a crash, so i failed to get the same time as the leaders. i would not have been a factor in the finish but was hoping to hang on for some pride (esp after thinking of giving up on lap #1 ).

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    Strong work, Teton.
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    Good grief, Chuck! Dayam! All I have to add is that, if you can move your arm, you can ride.

    really hated reading it. :/
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    I thought hard about whether to post this, and decided to go ahead. I don't know if you all remember, but Teton wasn't the only rider who went down in the VOS TT. There was a guy in the he road just past the turnaround as us old guys went around it. The word after the race was that he had passed out, and was still undergoing tests as he was kept in a coma. Found out today that he died 4 days after the race. He either had an aneurism while riding, or crashed and the head injury caused it. Speculation is the former. Incredibly, he was on the same team as another guy who had a heart attack while training on a tandem this past year, and also died. Weird ****.
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    Then there was this, out here. Many people on the Cushman & Wakefield team knew him well, and were very shaken by his passing. He was warming up for the Putah Creek Smackdown TT when a motorist crossed the centerline and hit him head on. There were no witnesses, and the motorist took off. He/she has not been found yet.
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    We met him at Nationals and my close racing friends new him very well. We are all shaken and upset by the incident as well as the crashes at Turloc. Couple that with RevChuck's crash and others, this was not a great week for cycling.
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    Is anyone doing Redlands? It has an interesting history and on the NRC calendar. It looks like a perfect race for the SoCal and AZ boys.
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    Way too many people on bicycles and on foot getting hit and killed by people driving cars.

    revchuck is unfortunately in good company with Andre Greipel.

    I stopped doing Redlands many years ago when the "amateur" races went from a long circuit race to a criterium. I've never done it but I hear it's a tough course.
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    revchuck, that just plain bites. I'm sorry to read that, and am sending positive thoughts your way.

    tetonrider, you're a bad man. Well done getting back out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Way too many people on bicycles and on foot getting hit and killed by people driving cars.

    revchuck is unfortunately in good company with Andre Greipel.

    I stopped doing Redlands many years ago when the "amateur" races went from a long circuit race to a criterium. I've never done it but I hear it's a tough course.
    And many of them, far too many, are hit and runs.
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    And I forgot one other fracture that occurred last week (and I do not know all of them). One of the New Jersey racers who attended the AZ camp with us, broke his clavicle the next week in a race. He was in great form at the camp and his A race was Battenkill.
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    Feeling slightly better. If I'm not coughing up green stuff in a couple of days I may do Redlands. Close enough to the house. Crit. 45+. Seems to fit.

    New doc is sending me off to get dye shot in my back. Apparently the numbness stuff is a hard diagnosis. Much easier if I was in screaming pain.

    Read the CT report while I was waiting to see him:

    Findings: There is a mild compression fracture of L1. There is less than
    25% height loss anteriorly. There is a compression fracture of the
    superior end-plate of L4, demonstrating approximately 25-50% height loss.
    There is mild anterior displacement of the fracture fragments. There is a
    minimally displaced fracture of the right transverse process of L2 and L3.
    There is a nondisplaced right transverse process fracture of L4.

    There is normal alignment of the lumbar spine. There is mild disk space
    narrowing at L4-5. Small anterior osteophytes are noted at all levels.

    I like the guy so far, and the office.Good magazine selection.

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    Just got back from the ortho doc's. Outpatient surgery next Thursday, plate going in - screwed and glued. He wants to leave the plate in, too, which appears to be the hot setup from what I've read. He wants to wait until then to give the road rash on my shoulder time to heal somewhat to minimize the risk of infection. He also told me to stop using aspirin and ibuprofen as they inhibit the healing process for the road rash, so I'm switching to acetaminophen. Progress, finally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    revchuck is unfortunately in good company with Andre Greipel.
    I see he tangled with Tyler Farrar, which seems overly easy to do.
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    I'm in Vegas for back-to-back conferences on (a) Business Intelligence Analytics, and (b) Master Data Management. I cut out of the sessions early yesterday to get a ride in. Headed west from the strip with the intent to ride up Red Rock, which would get me 3.3K in climbing. But what with stoplights and a headwind of up to 20mph, it took me an hour to get to the -start- of the climb, and I had to head back. Getting out of the city (the strip) and back in was not for the faint of heart, and I think I can still taste exhaust fumes. But it was kinda fun pretending to be a NYC style courier going up Las Vegas Blvd, around and through the traffic. Squeezing another ride in won't be easy. Red Rock was an assignment, and hopefully my photo of the entrance sign will suffice. Other assignments are Valley of Fire, and, in true Ex fashion, the ballroom of the MGM Grand.
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    I was in NYC since Sunday and on my way home on Jet Blue. This post is from 34000 feet and 450 mph. Cycling in Manhattan looked completely crazy although I did see several bike messenger types but no real roadies. I did see an old guy on a Segue Way behind a taxi on Madison Ave. I thought for a moment it was Ex at 444 watts.
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    The roadies ride on the Greenway.

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    Those were suggestions. Except for a lap through the MGM.

    Woke up still coughing and draining. Had Jr. not been here I would have followed my own advice last week and took some down time to get well instead of racking up several 100+ TSS days, and going to Disneyland. Probably would be over this by now.

    Red wine and cough syrup produce some odd dreams BTW.

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    I hope things turn out in a positive manner for you, Racer Ex. It's good to see some people actually still subscribe to magazines.
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    And let the age thing go. We are all old with problems of some kind. Focusing on that is counterproductive.

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