Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sunny and Cold but no ridding

Yes, it's single digits and I usually don't ride in it but there was a big group out today doing cross bikes... I got my bike all ready Thursday night and all I needed was a water bottle cage and air in the tires. Yesterday I was finishing up a drywall job and starting a suspended ceiling, I could not for the life of me get the screws in the wall angle. It was one of those easy things I've done a hundred of times but for some reason I just could not make a go of it. Then I came around an outside corner and the screw jumped and I jabbed myself in the palm of my right hand/wrist with the previous piece which was screwed up very well.

This was at about 2:00 p.m. my customer Brad Cotton is a police officer and quite handy at first-aid, which is good because I was in a wee bit of shock and it was a nasty cut, patched me up and got me to the hospital. Trying to amuse myself for four (4) hours was all supplied by my phone which only has so much battery life, and then I was bored, like really board.

The nurses and doctor did a great job of stitching me back up. I found out I can't shave with my left hand so I've got some whiskers on my bandage, and the cut's right in the spot where my hands rest on the hoods, so ugh no ride. I got out the notebook to set up the Pain Chamber and I had forgotten that I finally got Drop-Box set up, and it's still updating all my King's Woodwright files... so no trainer till this evening if I feel like riding in the evening. If I do ride I think I'm going to do my Epic Texas Ride with the Cadence Revolution sound track. The epicTV is good for scenery and looking at something, I prefer The Sufferfest for my HIT (High Intensity Training), but this combination or a YouTube play list of cross or my tv broadcasts of Pairs-Roubaix with the Cadence Revolution are good for time on the trainer, and working on technique when winter training starts...

For now I've got to let my hand heal, so I can work and make money...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Sunday in November

It was windy "mild" and very sunny today. So I got out for a couple of hours on the bike, then came home and took the dogs out for a walk on the trail.