Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy Fathers Day

I almost lost my daddy today...He still isn't out of the woods yet.
My dad taught me math...biology...geometry...algebra...
Every time I would move up a grade in school it seemed like he got another degree of his own.
He made me work
I hated him LOTS of times
But he taught me to love the fields
To look up at the stars
To love mosses, lichens, birds and trees...
Yep, I almost lost him today...that "Ole Goat"
82-severely dehydrated/pneumonia after working out in his garden in humid heat of N.C on Fathers Day.
I sent him this video that I made for him -thankfully he viewed it while still lucid.  A Cousin hopefully got him to the hospital in time.  It is hard to live 2800 miles from him-cant get there quick enough!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Appropriate Titles?

I started this blog back in May of 08 in high hopes of doing Limited Distance and maybe even some 50 mile rides.  I felt that major adrenaline rush of being in a race.  It was an awesome experience and on the 2nd ride we placed in the middle of the pack.

Falcon and I made it through 2 LD's without major mishap the following fall.  The following spring I fell off of him when we were stung with a spray of gravel (and he spooked) from a stupid truck driver.
I broke three ribs and laid around feeling sorry for myself, found a new job and moved to CA from VA.

A few years later Falcon made it out here...but our story has remained BUSTED.  I don't feel the need to do endurance or LD's anymore, but I DO want to ride.
My last bump off of Falcon a few weeks ago resulted in a very sore and bruised body.  The doc initially said no fractures, but my BUTT has remained very sore on the right with continued muscle lock ups in my right leg while driving or sitting for lengthy periods.  Interestingly enough I can hike and walk about just fine.

Now I have just found out that further review of the X-rays explains my "pain in the butt"  a hairline fracture in my right lower pelvis.

There is nothing to do for pelvis fractures really.  If they are bad enough you get to lay in bed for a number of weeks.  Mine is hairline so I can keep moving, but riding would not be an ideal thing to do.

I have been hiking and working on the elliptical and started working on my core and arm strength again-the ever raging battle against AGING!

Hopefully, if I ever get to sit on my ponies again, I will be able to STAY ON!