Sunday, December 16, 2007


Enough is Enough

or so my ankle told the rest of my body.

Seems I've always had "bad ankles". Back in the dark ages that was the 60's and 70's, they were constantly getting "sprained", swelling up, and getting wrapped. Back then the common advice was "Get up and walk it off ....", so that's what I did.

Long story short - I've been getting ankle/foot pain after CX rides/races. Directly in proportion to how much time is spent running/walking/shuffling along side the bike. It usually went away after a few days. Last week it didn't, and just got worse. Off to get it checked, Dx - Navicular bone stress fracture. Bummer.

Had planned on heading out to KCX to help ouy the boys and do some riding (hard to call what I've been doing of late racing). Really bummed to miss that, especially upon seeing the EPIC conditions (---> from KDog in KC). Even more bummed about being off the bike for "x" number of weeks, -

"Let pain be your guide" <------ Orthopedic Physician's mantra

So, time to give tribute to the locals out in the friggid cold of KCCX :

Jeff Buckles 11th in U23
Steven DeLisle, top 25 in same

Sean Yeager - Really riding well out there. The Yeagermiester warmed up with a 13th in the "B" race, then went out and got a fine finish in his age group.

Of course Crazy and the Dog are out there, we'll let them tell their stories later ......
(another KDog berryphoto----->)

and yes! Fred Wittwer repeated in the 55-59 ge group. That man can fly .......
(photo from last year's Nats)

RideON, and let "pain be your guide"


Yikes, I assumed you were out there! Sorry to hear about the injury--yeah "walk it off" went out a couple of decades ago but darn if it doesn't linger! Get well soon.

Nice updates by the way.
get well soon, JB.
I guess you won't be at Velocity tomorrow night! We will miss you, especially your jump roping! :)
You show me a rope ............

I'll jump it!!
One footed jump-roping, NICE! Heal up quick!
Get the ankle right.

That looks like fear in Crazy's eyes. We all know how much he loves the cold.

Get well soon.
Crikey. That looks like it hurts. Heal up. I need you in 4s next year.
Get better JB. We all miss you at Velocity. And I too enjoy watching you jump rope.
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