Enough of this Rest

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I’m gonna ride today. I saw the Ortho doctor in Kansas City yesterday and he was great. His name is Lance Synder and he used to play football for KU. A lineman. He didn’t seem anywhere nearly big enough, but said he had lost over 70 lbs. He rode bikes, has a Trek Madone, and was a great guy. He said I had a pretty big separation, but if he were me, he’d just wait it out and see how it heals. He said he can always put it back together at any time. That sounded pretty good to me, so that is what I’m going to do. He put a cortisone shot into it and said I could do just about anything I wanted to now. That was as long as the pain allowed it, which is about nothing right now.

So, I figure I can go out and ride an hour or two. I can’t really imagine doing it at this moment, but I think I can work up enough energy in a couple hours.

I think the biggest problem to riding is going to be my neck. It is super stiff, nearly locked in place. I hate it when I have a hard time glancing over my shoulder looking for cars, etc. But, this is the way it is going to be for a while.

I had a few hours to blow yesterday in Kansas City before I had to pick Trudi up at the airport, so I went by the County Club Plaza and hung. Bromont and I went for a walk by the creek and then I went by the Apple Store to get my phone looked at. There were so many people in there, I thought there was a class being held, but one of the employees said it was just a normal Monday afternoon. I have Apple stock. And it’s increased in price dramactically the last few months. And I’m not usually someone that tells others what to do with their money, but Apple is firing on all cylinders right now. Producing products that virtually everyone in the world wants. They are rewriting the books on stock valuation. I know it seems expensive at $600 per share, but that is just a number. Look at it as 10, $60 shares. Stop by an Apple store and see how they do business. I can’t imagine what could change in the short term that would derail the upward movement of the stock, other than a World incident that puts jitters into all financial investments. Okay, enough of that.

So, I picked Trudi up. She’s pretty happy to be back. She got jacked on luggage fees flying home from Switzerland. She is a Premier United member and should have gotten two free bags, but they said that they changed the program within the last month and she only got 1. So she had to pay for two extra bags coming back. She won’t tell me what the charge was, so it has to be humongous. Man, airlines aren’t our friends anymore.

We stopped at Freestate in Lawrence and had dinner, then walked Bromont around downtown Lawrence. He likes that street. It didn’t seem like that many KU students were out and about.

I am still pretty sleepy all day, so I must of hit my head harder than I thought. (Okay I said it.) I am not sleeping the best, so that too could also have something to do with it. I’m feeling pretty optimistic about the recovery right now obviously. I don’t know what that is, but I don’t see any downside to it. I’ll see how the ride goes today.

Dr. Synder. He is my kind of orthopedic doctor.

He has jerseys hanging all over his office from KU players, Royals, etc. I think he needs a cycling jersey hung up, so I'm going to send him a signed Worlds jersey.

This was the Apple store at the plaza at 3 Monday afternoon. Crazy.


This is a photo I took walking with Bromont down by Brush Creek.

Clover machine, that makes individual cups of high end coffee. I have to admit, it was pretty good.

Bromont was very happy to see Trudi at the airport.

Bromonts favorite driving slot with his favorite human.

14 thoughts on “Enough of this Rest

  1. H Luce

    Since you “hit your head harder than you thought” and you have a really stiff neck, stiffer than it is normally, you *really* might want to get an x-ray of the neck vertebrae just to make sure everything is OK…. just saying….

     
  2. Calvin Jones

    The stiff neck makes sense from what was described earlier. As a thought of not craning the neck, perhaps this is the time to try a recumbent, which is something I would pay cash money to see.

     
  3. Ted Lewandowski

    I just came back from Europe on Lufthansa – the new limit is one bag and that bag cannot weigh more than 50 lbs – anything over that is equivalent to about $17 per pound.
    I came back with a city bike which I purchased in Germany so I left my suitcase and put all my clothes in the bike box – I was just 5 kilos over the weight limit and the charge was $180 – that is just one piece of luggage.
    Luckily I was able to take a few things out of the bike box and put them in my backpack so the bike was right at the limit and was checked in for free.

     
  4. Jed Schneider

    Welcome back Trudi! Steve, maybe ride the trainer? I’d hate to see you hit your head again this soon after.

     
  5. Jim

    The one thing I know about stock valuation after living through the dot.boom is it is probably not what you think it is but that guys who jump in are more like riding a roller coaster up and bailing before it flatlines or starts a dizzying descent.

    But yeah, the potential for growth is also huge. The guys in China who make these things are starting to want them. And have them.

     
  6. Jim

    Interesting to note the date of that blog post, the author’s intent to sell AAPL, and Apple’s subsequent announcement revenue for the last quarter (month?) whatever period was double than projected.

    The experts don’t know nuthin, proven once again.

     
  7. KurtS

    Steve don’t sweat it. You’ll be flying in September, giving the Wisconsin guys a tough go of it at Chequamegon….

     
  8. john adamson

    Yeah, get that training and bring it up to Iowa City this weekend. We’ll miss you at The Old Capitol Crit.

     
  9. Seis_Pendejos

    “Note to Self – Don’t Train with “Users”
    Payback time!

    Seriously, be careful. And get your noggin checked. 6 months from now, you very well could reflect back and say “I was trying to be too tough.”

     
  10. Curt

    that clover machine just sounds like an electronic aerobie aeropress. if you haven’t heard of it and want something to travel with that makes excellent coffee and espresso you should definitely check out the aeropress. everyone agrees it makes a cup of coffee that is very hard to beat.

     
  11. double d

    If you do buy an Aeropress, which are great, do not follow the directions.

     
  12. Saddle A

    Any hangout time with Bromont is great! No stress — you’ll be back in the saddle and hitting it hard soon enough…in the meantime, keep stockpiling those Apple shares!

     
  13. burnt

    I am a very careful “never say never” type of guy, so I have never said I will not ride a ‘bent. However, unless I experience some sort of terrible injury I ain’t ridin’ no ‘bent.

    Like Calvin above, I too would pay money to see Mr. Tilford on a ‘bent or using one of those rearview mirrors that attach to a helmet.

    p.s. Geno says, “hello.”

     

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