Settling In

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I’ve been back in Kansas for a couple days. It is still winter here, but that is going to switch pretty quickly. It is supposed to be in the 60’s on Thursday. I haven’t really gotten back into the swing of things. It is gonna be 3 weeks tomorrow, so in theory, after another 3-5 weeks I can maybe start thinking about riding some. That seems like forever at this point.

I’ve been watching Paris-Nice every morning. You can go here to check out the links. It should be interesting after today’s flat stage. There is still 35 kms. left in today’s race. And Tirreno-Adriatico starts tomorrow, so then it will be dueling, morning bike racing.

I am thinking about jumping the gun a little on the schedule. I have been to physical therapy yet back home, so I don’t really know where I’m at concerning that. But, as far as I can tell, as soon as this tendon is healed back onto the bone, I plan to be riding my bike.

It is surprising to me how restricted ones life is without use of your right arm. It makes most physical projects out of reach. I’m going to have to use my imagination big time to come up with some projects to fill the time.

I have a ton of projects that I’ve love to dig into. The problem is every single one of them involves two arms. I’ll figure it out.

Yesterday I had someone wash the van. It was the first time in my life that I’ve done that. I did have a “free” car wash certificate that I received in the mail for my birthday. I ended up paying $15 for an upgrade, under body wash. I’m not sure what they use on the roads in Colorado, but it isn’t salt, and it is messier than nearly anything I’ve seen. I went to Colorado with the accepted fact that my windshield was going to be cracked. They use such huge rocks on the roads and I’ve seen Vincent’s windshield on his van every spring. I only got one big rock hit, but that was enough. I’ll probably wait a couple months before getting it replaced.

I’ve started walking some. It is pretty boring walking around Topeka. Actually, it isn’t really that boring, but it is going to be nearly impossible for me to walk out of my cycling range, and I’ve ridden every road, sidewalk, trail, etc. anywhere near my house 1000’s of times.

Sorry about the boring post, but that might be my life for a while. I’m still lacking sleep, so my mind is running on low octane.

There was a great turn out at the local training series last Sunday.

There was a great turn out at the local training series last Sunday.

Nothing like using piles of snow to keep your spare wheels upright.

Nothing like using piles of snow to keep your spare wheels upright.

My team mates from Tradewind Energy, Brian and Kent rode away in the 1-2 race and finished in that order.

My team mates from Tradewind Energy, Brian and Kent rode away in the 1-2 race and finished in that order.

This is Jack Mason.  He is promoting the Perry Series this year.   Jack started racing kind of late, late 20's, but has turned out to be a pretty good bike racer and puts a ton of extra time and energy back into the sport.

This is Jack Mason. He is promoting the Perry Series this year. Jack started racing kind of late, late 20’s, but has turned out to be a pretty good bike racer and puts a ton of extra time and energy back into the sport.

Trudi rode the 25 miles over to the race.  Her bike barely fit into the Insight.

Trudi rode the 25 miles over to the race. Her bike barely fit into the Insight.

My free coupon.

My free coupon.

And dirty van.

And dirty van.

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