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  • Team Confusion at Toughman NY

    Thanks, guys I have to laugh at this. But again, the Percocet makes a lot of things funny right now. I'm using voice to text because my hand doesn't work so that should add to the humor here even more.

    First of all I want to take the time to really thank Craig and Mark who picked my sorry ass up from the hospital and drove me home to NJ. My memories little shaky, but I think Josh was also there to help when I went down like an idiot. I got to explain my wife that a couple of guys I know from the Internet and the "joke me off Guy" were in charge my care. That was an interesting conversation. One of many interesting conversations we've had over the last two days regarding what happened at the race.

    So to answer the question what happened - I screwed up the dismount in a really big way. When I was taking my feet out of the shoes, the right shoe/pedal rotated and ended up spearing the ground heel first, so the release mechanism didn't trigger. This did some combination of stopping the bike and actually rotating it like somebody had put a stick in the front spokes. I went down hard on the side of my head, left shoulder and hip, and had my right hand out to catch myself.

    As expected, I have some pretty dramatic road rash – including some the doctor offered to stitch up - a broken right hand, and some soft tissue damage in my shoulder that makes it impossible to lift my arm. The ER doc was actually shocked that the collarbone was not shattered. I guess there are advantages to being a big fat triathlete and not a scrawny cyclist.

    I'm hoping for a fast recovery. Aruba is definitely out, but I'm hoping to be healthy in time for Israman - maybe a run relay if not a swim!

    Next year I'll be back to battle Craig in the old man age group, and I expect you all to be there to hand out the beers at the finish!
    KuchAaronWebsteyM_Waresimonsen77Craig_DwchevronNotSoFatLewKenElPescadoPeladoTad_MAlexSMattRashfyrehaaryournotuniquemaggieruMamaCheetahmbrekk44PreachSwansonRobert RankinA_drizzlebalsdorfet5504
  • 2017 Race results and pics

    Escape from Philly sprint today (800 Y/15 miles/5K)

    45-49 AG 2, overall 16 (damn fast kids out there)

    Bonus was standing in torrential downpour before the race, then swimming through all the debris and other crap floating in the Schuylkill river, then scooping it out of the top of my kit on the bike/run. Thankfully, I've had all my shots in the last few years.

    Headed out to the Olympic tomorrow. Hoping the fecal counts in the river stay low!

    Craig_Dsimonsen77MattM_WarekjrunninKenElPescadoPeladoAaronWebsteyRobert RankinFastCat1107rigpigTad_MMamaCheetahSteve HalewskiGentlemanJerseyDavefyrehaarBrent_RShepherd
  • 2017 Race results and pics

    Philly Olympic – 4th AG. Grr. Missed an Alcatraz slot by 50 seconds.

    Did get to see Ben Kanute and Cam Dye race for a while as they cancelled the swim and made it a duathalon.

    M_Warembrekk44Craig_DkjrunninKenElPescadoPeladoAlexSAaronWebsteyRobert Rankinsimonsen77GentlemanJerseyDaveMamaCheetahfyrehaarTad_MKuch
  • 2019 Team - Rooster Endurance

    @PreachSwanson Those cabins were definitely.... something. I'm amazed we all lived through the weekend.
    I took my wife and 6 year old daughter there for this year's Toughman (which all of you bailed on). My daughter LOVED it, and is begging to go back for an entire week so she can go swim, play with fire, defeat me in ping pong, and generally get dirty and run about the campground.

    My wife offered to stay at home for that week.
    (we stayed in the cabin between the two we had last year)

  • 2019 Team - Rooster Endurance

    Who said we asked for training! Wasn't there some Facebook story about a guy running 26.2 without training on a bet... he's one of ours right :-)
    That was me in high school - a friend on the football team bet me and my then girlfriend (who ran cross country) to run the Marine Corps Marathon. I bought a pair of running shoes the week before, and went on a 6 mile run once to see how it felt.

    We played the last game of the season on that Friday, took the SATs that Saturday, and 'ran' the marathon on Sunday. I recall hitting the wall at ~ mile 19 but managed to be the only one who finished. The GF got horrible blisters and had to stop, and my friend hurt his knee along the way. My time was miserable (4:41:52), but I still remember it off the top of my head!

    And it hurt to start wrestling practice that Monday. Ah, to have the ability to recover like I did when I was 17...
    ellsworth53tPreachSwansonAaronWebsteyTad_MJennifer PostKenElPescadoPeladoGranpa ChookGreg_Cooper
  • 2019 Team - Rooster Endurance

    Count me in. I've been crash free for 66% of my time with the team, and been providing Tad et al with plenty of material for the other 33%. I need something like this group to get me through the dark days of winter, and something to read when I should be working on PowerPoint.
  • Friday Boozing Open Thoughts Thread

    Early birthday dinner with the wife. Shocked she is still speaking to me after the hospital bills started coming in.

    @EmilyCocks - I think the Palmazs are your neighbors out there in Napa. Crazy digs, though.

  • Team Confusion at Toughman NY

    @Dark_mark, @Craig D, @PreachSwanson, @Tad_Machrowicz, @toebutt769, @yournotunique et al - turns out that my orthopod missed the broken/displaced clavicle, which explains the constant searing pain in my shoulder, and the fact that it is sticking up ~1" above my sternum now. No intervention required, but the latest diagnosis has calmed me down from trying to get back out running.

    On the good news front, I was able to glue my Di2 shifter back together. I'll leave the scrapes on the Magura brakes as a reminder of my stupidity. Not sure if I'll ever wear that Castelli suit again - lots of holes, and they tell me that they do not do repairs.
  • Race shoes

    Zoot TT 7.0 for Sprints and Olympics.
    Hookas or Brooks Glycerin for HIM and longer

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