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Old 07-25-07, 12:29 PM
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May as well join the (not racing anymore) club

Not to shed light on any of the other "taking a break" threads on the racing forum, I most likely will be done for a few weeks too due to injury (only 4 races left on my schedule anyway, 2 of which are TTs).
During my training ride on my TT bike yesterday morning, I pulled a muscle on my lower back as I sat up to pedal. It was so painful I couldn't unclip and had to keep pedaling to stay upright. The only comfortable position I found to pedal home was in my aero position. Imagine this sight of a guy in his full race kit in the aero position topping out at 10mph with a tailwind. Luckily I was only 4 miles from home when this happened.

Here's the kicker: I got my CAT 4 upgrade this week so it looks like next year to race in the 4s or find some late season out-of-the-area races. Hopefully I'll be ready for cross season that starts in Sept.
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Old 07-25-07, 12:36 PM
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That is sad to hear. This race is in a month and is pretty close to VT. Not sure if it is enough time for you to heal... but it could be possible.

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Old 07-25-07, 12:51 PM
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Did someone que Queen, because another one bites the dust.
Hate to hear it man.
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Old 07-25-07, 03:14 PM
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Old 07-30-07, 09:39 AM
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I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully you'll come back to form quickly.

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Old 07-31-07, 04:18 PM
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Update: I saw my favorite massage therapist and she fixed me right up. Ended up just being several tight muscles (ie old age). I managed to do a TT this past weekend and did a PR for the course.

Thanks for the well wishes.
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