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MerlinGuy

Sick Bay Roll Call!

Okay, guys let's hear how your doing.

Headwind,

How's the healing going? And... Can you hear me now?


Bartalli,

Still have that run down feeling? I say next match you take the Mondeo in the second round by rear naked choke.


Smarauder#,

How's your Sargent Hulka doing? I bet you'll soon be bouncing like a red rubber ball from one end of the country to the next.
Bartali

Thanks Merlin

Still a bit down but trying to cheer myself up by searching the web for bike porn! So many nice bikes out there - Litespeed, Merlin, Paelee, Colnago .... then there's wheels to choose! Wink

On the leg front the swelling is going down and I know its not broken bones or ruptured tendons. Still in a leg brace and still worried that I can't even begin to raise it from the couch. Ligiments? Cartlidge?

Think HW is biking in Spain - good man, I hope he's having a great time!
smarauder68

Actually, I'm doing better....Not sure if the foot problem was gout or something else but I'm back to work next week and covering NHRA's Seattle event next weekend....I love Seattle in the summer! Smile Cant' wait to get out of this oppressive heat!
headwind

Merlin, youre a scholar and gentleman for enquiring. First, hope youre mending Bartali, and nothing like a little bike porn to cheer you up. My buddy finally got his wreck resolved and just ordered a new Obea Orca with Campy chorus. Hes pretty excited.

I can in fact hear you now Merlin. The hearing loss and treatment was EPIC...I lost 16 pounds last month, which is a good thing. And Im typing with my pinky finger! Its been a veritable mad house the last 2 weeks helping the rents move cross country from Calif to DC, and with work. Im barely paying attn to the tour and can stomach that rotten hack Al Brown-Trout-Wig for a limited time. Im forcing myself to watch tonight.

I have just had my first 2 days in a row on a bike in some time. I had an ok base from earlier on so its not aweful, but I need saddle time desparately...45 minutes yesterday, 1'10" today. Im trying to get my CV in sync with my legs...really, Im just planning some easy to tempo pace for the next week til I leave (next Thurs). Am looking for any suggestions about what I can do for a week to help the legs. I figure tempo is great base, and base will get me anywhere...trying to do interval work now etc seems out of reach.

It felt good to do more than an hour today, even if my HR was only 130 avg and my pace was 14 mph. I dont want to bust wide open to begin with. Really Im facing this as much vacation as a cycling adventure. Im terrified of the Bargarguy. Its like 20+ km long and very steep for longish stretches. Not sure the legs are there, but hey, I have a 34x29 and endless patience!

Looking forward to the Jaizkabel however...anyone here climb it before?

Cheers, HW
Bartali

Glad you are on the mend HW. Must feel real good to get out for an hour. You know more about training than me, but building base sounds sensible. You'll come back from vacation a new man!
Slapshot

HW,

if you start climbing from Lezo, the worst part of the is the first 3k, after that is not that bad, and you can enjoy the views, which are amazing.

If you start from Hondarribia, the worst part is the last 3.5K.

Good luck with it, you will love it!
bianchigirl

Sounds like you want to start from Lezo, hw - god to hear you're on the mend fellah Wink

And you too Bartali
headwind

bergaretxebe wrote:
HW,

if you start climbing from Lezo, the worst part of the is the first 3k, after that is not that bad, and you can enjoy the views, which are amazing.

If you start from Hondarribia, the worst part is the last 3.5K.

Good luck with it, you will love it!


Would Pasaia make sense as a start point? In any e vent, the profile I was sent looks like the forst 3 km are the worst, so the Lezo start seems likely.

hw
Slapshot

yes, very much, if you start from Pasaia you are def. starting to climb from Lezo.

Pasaia is a beautiful place, very tasty fish!!!
headwind

awesome...muchas gracias berg.

is it road number GI-3440?
headwind

mmmmmmmmmmm fish
Slapshot

bingo!, that is the lucky number!
MerlinGuy

Well, good to hear you mending HW, sorry it's so slow. Losing 16lbs - wow. I guess you'll be giving the 'Look' and being tested in your bus soon.

Bartalli, I couldn't think of much to do for you so I fell back on old practices. Last night I sacrificed a chicken for ya. Roasted with a little rosemary and thyme. Hope that clears out the bad JuJu. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juju
bbnaz

did you do it in central park MG?
Bartali

Thanks Merlin ... I feel better already!
headwind

MerlinGuy wrote:
Well, good to hear you mending HW, sorry it's so slow. Losing 16lbs - wow. I guess you'll be giving the 'Look' and being tested in your bus soon.


the lgs took a hit too...so the look is not conna happen...IM more afraid of "the puke" if you understand what Im saying. Will be nce to be dragginf less of my ass up the climbs though. About 10-15 more and Ill be happy. Im sure 50+ miles day will keep that trend dropping.

if they tested me, who knows what would come up after all the drgs Ive been dropping!
MerlinGuy

bbnaz wrote:
did you do it in central park MG?


No, but I can if someone springs for the plane ticket. Smile

I can also take the fear of curve balls from bats but you'll have to pony up on the cigars and rum.
CapeRoadie

Nice to know everybody's recovering.

Bartali, I know a bit about soft (i.e., conective) tissue healing. You know, cartilage, ligaments, muscle, tendon, etc. Let me know if I can help.

HW, welcome back to the bike! We are going to ride soon.

bb, when's the ride? September? I heard Axel Merckx is going to ride. Did you ever get my donation?
headwind

CapeRoadie wrote:
HW, welcome back to the bike! We are going to ride soon.


Will be my pleasure cape. looking forward to it. hw
kellyrocheearly

Add me to sick bay, 2-3 weeks off the bike with a calf strain. Very annoying as it ruined my weekend in Vermont and i wont be aboe to race the next to weekends.
headwind

bummer kre. serious or will time off solve it?
Bartali

kellyrocheearly wrote:
Add me to sick bay, 2-3 weeks off the bike with a calf strain. Very annoying as it ruined my weekend in Vermont and i wont be aboe to race the next to weekends.


Sorry to hear that KRE - get well soon!
kellyrocheearly

headwind wrote:
bummer kre. serious or will time off solve it?


physio said its not too serious but will need the full 2-3 weeks rest or i risk it reoccuring. Its 3 small tears along the smaller calf muscle, i think its called the soleous(sp)
headwind

bueno
CapeRoadie

kellyrocheearly wrote:
headwind wrote:
bummer kre. serious or will time off solve it?


physio said its not too serious but will need the full 2-3 weeks rest or i risk it reoccuring. Its 3 small tears along the smaller calf muscle, i think its called the soleous(sp)


Microcurrent or other electric muscle stimulation therapy, ultrasound therapy, massage, foam roller and lots of stretching for you. Then stability exercises like one-legged standing, balance board, wobble board, balance disc, etc. Then strength training and return to power training and cycling. Hopefully you can make it through the progression of proper rehab quickly.

The soleus is stretched with a slightly bent knee. With a straight knee, the gastrocnemius gets in the way, although it's a good idea to stretch that as well. The one-legged balancing stuff is way underrated, and I hope your PT (physio) understands that. Get well soon! Heat-stretch-ice, heat-stretch-ice, ad nauseum.

I'll be doing the Norwell crit this Sunday. Are you going to do Jamestown, RI in the fall, KRE?
kellyrocheearly

CapeRoadie wrote:
kellyrocheearly wrote:
headwind wrote:
bummer kre. serious or will time off solve it?


physio said its not too serious but will need the full 2-3 weeks rest or i risk it reoccuring. Its 3 small tears along the smaller calf muscle, i think its called the soleous(sp)


Microcurrent or other electric muscle stimulation therapy, ultrasound therapy, massage, foam roller and lots of stretching for you. Then stability exercises like one-legged standing, balance board, wobble board, balance disc, etc. Then strength training and return to power training and cycling. Hopefully you can make it through the progression of proper rehab quickly.

The soleus is stretched with a slightly bent knee. With a straight knee, the gastrocnemius gets in the way, although it's a good idea to stretch that as well. The one-legged balancing stuff is way underrated, and I hope your PT (physio) understands that. Get well soon! Heat-stretch-ice, heat-stretch-ice, ad nauseum.

I'll be doing the Norwell crit this Sunday. Are you going to do Jamestown, RI in the fall, KRE?


All that is pretty much what the physio has in store for me. He did ultrasound and massage on friday and i have to go back in on Wednesday for more work on it. Inbetween i'm doing soleus, gastrocnemius and hamstring stretches three times a day and ice afterwards. Its starting to heal as i can walk pretty ok today apart from stairs.
Hoping not to get too outta shape with this lay off and race the last couple of Wells Ave in September and yeah maybe Jamestown too.
Good luck in Norwell
CapeRoadie

Thanks, and good luck to you as well. Sounds like the physio's do things pretty much the same as I do here (always a surprise to them).

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