Back in Topeka

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Yesterday we drove the 7 hours from Denver back to Topeka. The new 75 mph speed limit sure makes the trip quick. I’m not sure why the speed limits in other states aren’t faster. Illinois for example. Other than Chicago, most of that state is pretty rural and the speed limit is 65. Nearly all the states surrounding Kansas have a speed limit of at least 70 mph on interstate highways.

Staying the night with Vincent, Lisa and Pascal is always interesting. Their house is a little like ours, something sort of interesting going on at all times it seems. Jack and Bromont had to say goodbye to each other for a bit. It was a little sad. Lisa injected my finger with some cortisone, so I can put off the $6000+ Vail price, hand surgery for a while. I hope to spend more time in Colorado this season. I miss those guys.

KU was playing their next to last conference basketball game against West Virginia yesterday afternoon. I still have no idea why West Virginia is in the Big 12. It made the time pass pretty quickly.

It is still real winter in Kansas. At least it seems like it because there is a ton of snow on the ground. It is left over from last weeks dumping, so there it must of been pretty ugly here for a few days then. The local training races have already started with Spring Fling Criterium Series yesterday and the Perry Road Races today. Seems early, but I am so out of the loop that last week I could not of told you what day of the week it was or come close to naming the date.

My arm has been getting progressively sorer the last few days. I started taking pain medication again. Just one going to bed and one super early morning. It takes the edge off just enough. I think it is aching so much because of the lack of use. I can’t believe how quickly it is disappearing into nothing. You wouldn’t think that just a little of two weeks of non use of a muscle would do that.

I don’t think I’m going to make it over to Perry to watch the races today, even though it would be nice to get outside. I should go over there and walk a lap. It’s a little over 5 miles. Maybe if I can get a couple hours more sleep, I can gulp down some DayQuil, and head over there for a stroll.

Pascal was helping his dad put a new chain on his bike.  He made sure he had gloves on too.

Pascal was helping his dad put a new chain on his bike. He made sure he had gloves on too.

Trudi, Jack and Bromont hanging out before leaving yesterday.

Trudi, Jack and Bromont hanging out before leaving yesterday.

Lisa feeding the chickens in their backyard.

Lisa feeding the chickens in their backyard.

Bromont nearly ate one of these guys last summer, but now doesn't even pay any attention to them.

Bromont nearly ate one of these guys last summer, but now doesn’t even pay any attention to them.

Lisa washed her hands pretty good, after the chicken feeding, before she injected my finger.

Lisa washed her hands pretty good, after the chicken feeding, before she injected my finger.

I'm jealous of this dog's ability to sleep.

I’m jealous of this dog’s ability to sleep.

Our backyard this morning.  It's gonna be awhile before this all melts.

Our backyard this morning. It’s gonna be awhile before this all melts.

6 thoughts on “Back in Topeka

  1. tilford97 Post author

    I wish I would need a TUE. If that is in my system next time I race, then something is seriously wrong with how my body absorbs medicine.

     
  2. Mike Rodose

    Cortisone and DayQuil.

    A decent combo, but add some baseline meds. Should help…

     
  3. Mike Rodose

    We can’t travel fast enough in a car to push the fuel inefficiency costs past the opportunity cost of my time…

     

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