Sunday, May 2, 2010

rec.bicycles.racing - 25 new messages in 7 topics - digest

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Today's topics:

* Alexandre Moos' take on changes in cycling - 4 messages, 3 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/5cd793b04edd921c?hl=en
* Someone needs another training camp in Mexico - 9 messages, 8 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/f8bef75312429b69?hl=en
* "rider (never) being asked why he suddenly became so fast" - 2 messages, 2
authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/16ff1833d4fade5e?hl=en
* Cav fined, booted - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/fb203b5c6a240347?hl=en
* BMC return Santambrogio to active status - 2 messages, 2 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/acef2c7171f12db8?hl=en
* Cycling the Cote d'Azur with girlfriend - 2 messages, 2 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/f58359cbd62ca23c?hl=en
* Race Report - 5 messages, 5 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/d73fbba6a90fa050?hl=en

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TOPIC: Alexandre Moos' take on changes in cycling
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/5cd793b04edd921c?hl=en
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== 1 of 4 ==
Date: Sat, May 1 2010 5:31 pm
From: Ben Trovato


Swiss cyclist Alexandre Moos, currently with BMC, is hanging up the
road bike this year, after fifteen years in the pro peloton; his next
goal is mtb marathon worlds. Asked about the changes he's seen in
cycling since his start, he told the Swiss newspaper Le Temps:

"[cycling] has changed enormously. Not only does it take place on
every continent, they race differently now. The youngsters have no
less respect for their elders. With the radio, they don't need the
veterans to explain how things work. Before, you needed to know
Italian; now you need to know English."


== 2 of 4 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 3:54 pm
From: Amit Ghosh


On May 1, 8:31 pm, Ben Trovato <benn.trov...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> "[cycling] has changed enormously.  Not only does it take place on
> every continent, they race differently now.  The youngsters have no
> less respect for their elders.  With the radio, they don't need the
> veterans to explain how things work.  Before, you needed to know
> Italian; now you need to know English."

dumbass,

swiss cheese would go well with that whine.

== 3 of 4 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 9:24 pm
From: Ben Trovato


On May 2, 3:54 pm, Amit Ghosh <amit.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 1, 8:31 pm, Ben Trovato <benn.trov...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > "[cycling] has changed enormously.  Not only does it take place on
> > every continent, they race differently now.  The youngsters have no
> > less respect for their elders.  With the radio, they don't need the
> > veterans to explain how things work.  Before, you needed to know
> > Italian; now you need to know English."
>
> dumbass,
>
> swiss cheese would go well with that whine.

dumberass,

Moos has just reached the age to notice what older humans have noticed
since homo sapiens acquired language. And a whiner doesn't last 15
years on the pro peloton, unless of course he racks up an impressive
number of podium places.

== 4 of 4 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 10:01 pm
From: Frederick the Great


In article
<c296c50a-348a-4a6c-b31e-4c92c900055a@h20g2000prn.googlegroups.com>,
Ben Trovato <benn.trovato@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Swiss cyclist Alexandre Moos, currently with BMC, is hanging up the
> road bike this year, after fifteen years in the pro peloton; his next
> goal is mtb marathon worlds. Asked about the changes he's seen in
> cycling since his start, he told the Swiss newspaper Le Temps:
>
> "[cycling] has changed enormously. Not only does it take place on
> every continent, they race differently now. The youngsters have no
> less respect for their elders. With the radio, they don't need the
> veterans to explain how things work. Before, you needed to know
> Italian; now you need to know English."

Retiring for the same reason as everyone else: cannot keep up.

--
Old Fritz

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TOPIC: Someone needs another training camp in Mexico
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/f8bef75312429b69?hl=en
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== 1 of 9 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 2:18 am
From: "A. Dumas Fred"


and maybe some pilates classes.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/sergent-shocks-stars-at-gila-tt-leipheimer-leads_113849/attachment/tour-of-the-gila-2010-8


== 2 of 9 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 2:58 am
From: Betty Munro


A. Dumas Fred wrote:
> and maybe some pilates classes.
> http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/sergent-shocks-stars-at-gila-tt-leipheimer-leads_113849/attachment/tour-of-the-gila-2010-8

Lets play I spy a FM.


== 3 of 9 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 3:00 am
From: Betty Munro


A. Dumas Fred wrote:
> and maybe some pilates classes.
> http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/sergent-shocks-stars-at-gila-tt-leipheimer-leads_113849/attachment/tour-of-the-gila-2010-8
>

And in a related link; here's a podium girl that Magilla would dig:
<http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/leipheimer-abbott-win-gila-opener_113582/attachment/levipodgila1_410-047>


== 4 of 9 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 5:07 am
From: curtis@the-md-russells.org


On Sun, 02 May 2010 12:00:43 +0200, Betty Munro <none@mailinator.com>
wrote:

>A. Dumas Fred wrote:
>> and maybe some pilates classes.
>> http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/sergent-shocks-stars-at-gila-tt-leipheimer-leads_113849/attachment/tour-of-the-gila-2010-8
>>
>
>And in a related link; here's a podium girl that Magilla would dig:
><http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/leipheimer-abbott-win-gila-opener_113582/attachment/levipodgila1_410-047>

For some reason, the phrase 'offsetting attributes' comes to mind.

Curtis L. Russell
Odenton, MD (USA)
Just someone on two wheels...


== 5 of 9 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 6:04 am
From: bar


On May 2, 6:00 am, Betty Munro <n...@mailinator.com> wrote:
> A. Dumas Fred wrote:
> > and maybe some pilates classes.
> >http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/sergent-shocks-stars-at-g...
>
> And in a related link; here's a podium girl that Magilla would dig:
> <http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/leipheimer-abbott-win-gil...>

the one on the right is really kayle leogranday, whose body has
returned to normal now that he's not racing (juicing)


== 6 of 9 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 11:37 am
From: "F. Kurgan Gringioni"

"A. Dumas Fred" <alexandre@dumas.fr> wrote in message
news:53cc0$4bdd434a$53578816$25499@cache6.tilbu1.nb.home.nl...
> and maybe some pilates classes.
> http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/sergent-shocks-stars-at-gila-tt-leipheimer-leads_113849/attachment/tour-of-the-gila-2010-8

Dumbass -

That's a bad sign with only 2 months to go.

thanks,

Fred. presented by Gringioni.

== 7 of 9 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 12:20 pm
From: "K. Fred Gauss"


F. Kurgan Gringioni wrote:
>
> "A. Dumas Fred" <alexandre@dumas.fr> wrote in message
> news:53cc0$4bdd434a$53578816$25499@cache6.tilbu1.nb.home.nl...
>> and maybe some pilates classes.
>> http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/sergent-shocks-stars-at-gila-tt-leipheimer-leads_113849/attachment/tour-of-the-gila-2010-8
>>
>
>
>
> Dumbass -
>
> That's a bad sign with only 2 months to go.
>

Return of the Sausage Monster!


== 8 of 9 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 1:27 pm
From: Fred Flintstein


K. Fred Gauss wrote:
> F. Kurgan Gringioni wrote:
>>
>> "A. Dumas Fred" <alexandre@dumas.fr> wrote in message
>> news:53cc0$4bdd434a$53578816$25499@cache6.tilbu1.nb.home.nl...
>>> and maybe some pilates classes.
>>> http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/sergent-shocks-stars-at-gila-tt-leipheimer-leads_113849/attachment/tour-of-the-gila-2010-8
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Dumbass -
>>
>> That's a bad sign with only 2 months to go.
>>
>
> Return of the Sausage Monster!

Dumbasses,

Remember how Ullrich used to suck ass all spring, and then he'd
go to a training camp someplace where there wasn't any dope
testing? And when he got back he'd be the 2nd best stage racer
in the world? Anyone remember that?

That's just a random thought. I don't know why something like
this should pop it up. No idea.

But there is no reason LANCE can't be the world's 2nd best stage
racer in July. The only thing that could fuck him up is spending
too much time at races where there is dope testing.

Fred Flintstein


== 9 of 9 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 3:56 pm
From: Amit Ghosh


On May 2, 2:37 pm, "F. Kurgan Gringioni" <kgringi...@hotmail.com>
wrote:
>
> Dumbass -
>
> That's a bad sign with only 2 months to go.
>
> thanks,
>
> Fred. presented by Gringioni.

dumbass,

http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/05/news/darren-lill-slays-the-gila-monster-as-leipheimer-wraps-up-gila-win_114166

Danielson showed he is in top form ahead of California with a
blistering attack that briefly shed Lance Armstrong (Mellow Johnny's)
from the lead chase group on the Sapillo Springs climb, leaving
Leipheimer without a teammate


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TOPIC: "rider (never) being asked why he suddenly became so fast"
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/16ff1833d4fade5e?hl=en
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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 1:57 pm
From: Keith


Certainly holds true for Schumacher or Kohl...proof is in the pudding
as they say,

pretty sad
story...http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/frei-explains-the-motivation-behind-his-doping?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=news_headlines


== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 3:52 pm
From: Amit Ghosh


On May 2, 4:57 pm, Keith <nos...@nospam.com> wrote:
> Certainly holds true for Schumacher or Kohl...proof is in the pudding
> as they say,
>

dumbass,

a better choice of words would be : "proof is in the panache".

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TOPIC: Cav fined, booted
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/fb203b5c6a240347?hl=en
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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 3:24 pm
From: --D-y


On May 1, 7:21 pm, Ben Trovato <benn.trov...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> On May 1, 10:24 am, --D-y <dustoyev...@mac.com> wrote:
>
> > <http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk>
>
> > Good win.
> > Good apology.
> > Good punishment.
> > Onward.
> > --D-y
>
> How unfortunate. The next stages were just made for him...

He will learn.
--D-y

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TOPIC: BMC return Santambrogio to active status
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/acef2c7171f12db8?hl=en
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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 6:42 pm
From: "z, fred"


http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bmc-return-santambrogio-to-active-status

Does that mean to imply the issues with Ballan are valid?


== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 8:21 pm
From: "K. Fred Gauss"


z, fred wrote:
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bmc-return-santambrogio-to-active-status
>
> Does that mean to imply the issues with Ballan are valid?

I don't read it that way. It does imply that the issues with Ballan
haven't been found invalid.

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TOPIC: Cycling the Cote d'Azur with girlfriend
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/f58359cbd62ca23c?hl=en
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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 8:23 pm
From: "K. Fred Gauss"


Anton Berlin wrote:
> As you can see from the straight teeth it's not Liz Hatch.
>
> However she did cause a few oncoming cyclists to crash, so it was
> somewhat like riding with Liz Hatch - except of course the fact that
> Liz crashes herself.
>
> http://i44.tinypic.com/ak8xaa.jpg
>

What is wrong with this newsgroup?


== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 8:39 pm
From: "z, fred"


K. Fred Gauss wrote:
> Anton Berlin wrote:
>> As you can see from the straight teeth it's not Liz Hatch.
>>
>> However she did cause a few oncoming cyclists to crash, so it was
>> somewhat like riding with Liz Hatch - except of course the fact that
>> Liz crashes herself.
>>
>> http://i44.tinypic.com/ak8xaa.jpg
>>
>
> What is wrong with this newsgroup?

Looks like she won't starve any time soon.

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TOPIC: Race Report
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/d73fbba6a90fa050?hl=en
==============================================================================

== 1 of 5 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 8:46 pm
From: Bob Schwartz


There is a local time trial that has been part of my early
season program for many years. 16 miles, gentle rollers,
always windy. When my daughter was 7 it became her first
non-kids race. We have an mtb tandem that dates to the
1980s. It's a real beast but it was fairly simple to adapt
it to a stokid, all it took was a pair of crank shorteners.
We didn't produce a great time, but she had fun.

We rode the tandem for many years, but a couple of years
ago she decided she wanted to ride solo. One of those land-
marks of parenting. I rode my race and then turned around
to reverse the course back to her. I remember finding her
at the half way point. She rode it in, and was very pleased
with her age category winning time. Even though she was the
only one entered in it.

Last year she had a new road bike, and was discovering the
fun and efficiency of narrow tires on pavement. She came
into the race with pretty good form. She had had a decent
ski season. She was in the middle of the Middle School
results at the state championships, better at freestyle
than diagonal stride. She won her division at the Rib Lake
(I am not making this up) Hinder Binder, so named because
of it's date just before the American Birkebeiner.

The time trial's traditional date was in late April. Looking
back that would have been the time we first went to the
clinic to get the swelling in her neck looked at. They ran
some tests that didn't show anything. The swelling was her
lymphatic system, but that by itself didn't mean anything.

This year we were back on the tandem. She hasn't ridden on
her own since June of last year. Her balance isn't that
good and her leg strength is still coming back. So we've
been riding the tandem. A couple of days ago I asked if she
wanted to do the race. We've been doing it for years, she
wanted to go. She hasn't ridden since June. There are things
that you might think are obvious, but they didn't figure
it out until they pulled out a lymph node and looked at it.
By then she was showing some fatigue. Not obviously, but I
noticed. We would ride trails and I suspected her energy
was dropping.

She's lost a lot of weight in the last year. Steroids will
do that. Not all steroids make you bigger. Cortico steroids
have the opposite effect, they break down muscles and make
you smaller. So she's smaller this year, and has lost a lot
of muscle mass. She tells me she doesn't really care about
our time.

It's windy. It's always windy at this race. We start with a
head wind and it's slow going. We make the first turn and at
about the 5 mile mark she asks me if we can coast on the
downhills. "My butt hurts" is what she tells me.

This is no idle complaint. Like I said, she's lost a lot of
muscle mass. One of the jokes we tell is that her gluteous
maximus is now a minimus. As a practical matter this means
she doesn't sit on a bicycle the same way she used to. Like
years ago with the crank shorteners I've adapted the bike.
Bumps are a very real problem, and I added a shock fork and
a gel seat cover. The bike is old enough that it has a 1 inch
steerer, and the fork could have only happened through ebay.
It helps some, but it isn't made for a tandem. So it doesn't
have a lot of travel left, especially once the fat guy gets
on the front. But it helps some. The gel seat cover helps
more.

But even so it isn't enough and I coast on the downhills.

Eventually we hit the tail wind and I alternate between
winding it up and coasting. Because of the tail wind there
are spots where we can coast downhill and not lose so much
speed. At one point I ask her how her butt is doing, there's
nothing we can do about it is what she tells me. There are
many times when I've wished I could suffer through whatever
she was suffering through and save her the discomfort. It
doesn't work that way though. But today I can do what I can
to make the finish line happen faster.

There was a 7 month period where she hit the emergency room
a whole bunch of times, and maybe 2 of those 7 months were
spent in the hospital. A lot of the time there isn't a hell
of a lot you can do except drive her to the ER and be the
information portal about all the shit that is going on with
her and who they need to consult with at Mayo about it. I
remember when she had been in the hospital for two weeks and
they suggested a transfer to Mayo because her immune system
had flatlined and they suspected some stuff that I googled
and thought, holy shit. So in a sense it felt comforting in
this case to be able to do something involving intense
physical effort that would help.

When we finish I know she wants off the bike right away, so
I drop her off at the registration area. I'm thinking she'll
head inside where the tables and chairs are, but she ambles
over to a patch of grass and that's where she lands. I head over
to the car and load everything up. When I get back she hasn't
moved. I grab her under her armpits and heave and she is able
to head inside where the food is. She says we need to go out
later and look for her butt, she thinks it fell off.

We are the only tandem entered so we win our division. She
has some peculiarities to her gait and as she walks up to get
her award the presenter asks if her legs are sore. It isn't
really the time to explain about neurological side effects
from the treatment, so she just nods yes, sore legs. Her hair
started growing back and while it is still quite short it is
long enough to pass as something intentional. This race is
full of people we see once a year so most don't see anything
amiss. Just short hair and sore legs.

But it's been an eventful year and sometimes courage shows up
in ways that aren't very obvious.

Bob Schwartz


== 2 of 5 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 9:05 pm
From: "Tom Kunich"


Congratulations Bob. Things are what they are.

Tom


"Bob Schwartz" <bob.schwartz@sbcREMOVEglobal.net> wrote in message
news:Q96dnfdTB5Vh20PWnZ2dnUVZ_vqdnZ2d@giganews.com...
>
> We are the only tandem entered so we win our division.

== 3 of 5 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 9:25 pm
From: heather


Bob,
I was away from rbr for over a year. When I came back this winter, it
felt to me like you didn't smile the way you used to. It was none of my
business, but I wondered.

> This race is
> full of people we see once a year so most don't see anything
> amiss. Just short hair and sore legs.
>
> But it's been an eventful year and sometimes courage shows up
> in ways that aren't very obvious.

yes. I'm glad you wrote that.

heather
"Well, while I'm here I'll do the work.
And what's the work?
To ease the pain of living."

Bob Schwartz wrote:
> There is a local time trial that has been part of my early
> season program for many years. 16 miles, gentle rollers,
> always windy. When my daughter was 7 it became her first
> non-kids race. We have an mtb tandem that dates to the
> 1980s. It's a real beast but it was fairly simple to adapt
> it to a stokid, all it took was a pair of crank shorteners.
> We didn't produce a great time, but she had fun.
>
> We rode the tandem for many years, but a couple of years
> ago she decided she wanted to ride solo. One of those land-
> marks of parenting. I rode my race and then turned around
> to reverse the course back to her. I remember finding her
> at the half way point. She rode it in, and was very pleased
> with her age category winning time. Even though she was the
> only one entered in it.
>
> Last year she had a new road bike, and was discovering the
> fun and efficiency of narrow tires on pavement. She came
> into the race with pretty good form. She had had a decent
> ski season. She was in the middle of the Middle School
> results at the state championships, better at freestyle
> than diagonal stride. She won her division at the Rib Lake
> (I am not making this up) Hinder Binder, so named because
> of it's date just before the American Birkebeiner.
>
> The time trial's traditional date was in late April. Looking
> back that would have been the time we first went to the
> clinic to get the swelling in her neck looked at. They ran
> some tests that didn't show anything. The swelling was her
> lymphatic system, but that by itself didn't mean anything.
>
> This year we were back on the tandem. She hasn't ridden on
> her own since June of last year. Her balance isn't that
> good and her leg strength is still coming back. So we've
> been riding the tandem. A couple of days ago I asked if she
> wanted to do the race. We've been doing it for years, she
> wanted to go. She hasn't ridden since June. There are things
> that you might think are obvious, but they didn't figure
> it out until they pulled out a lymph node and looked at it.
> By then she was showing some fatigue. Not obviously, but I
> noticed. We would ride trails and I suspected her energy
> was dropping.
>
> She's lost a lot of weight in the last year. Steroids will
> do that. Not all steroids make you bigger. Cortico steroids
> have the opposite effect, they break down muscles and make
> you smaller. So she's smaller this year, and has lost a lot
> of muscle mass. She tells me she doesn't really care about
> our time.
>
> It's windy. It's always windy at this race. We start with a
> head wind and it's slow going. We make the first turn and at
> about the 5 mile mark she asks me if we can coast on the
> downhills. "My butt hurts" is what she tells me.
>
> This is no idle complaint. Like I said, she's lost a lot of
> muscle mass. One of the jokes we tell is that her gluteous
> maximus is now a minimus. As a practical matter this means
> she doesn't sit on a bicycle the same way she used to. Like
> years ago with the crank shorteners I've adapted the bike.
> Bumps are a very real problem, and I added a shock fork and
> a gel seat cover. The bike is old enough that it has a 1 inch
> steerer, and the fork could have only happened through ebay.
> It helps some, but it isn't made for a tandem. So it doesn't
> have a lot of travel left, especially once the fat guy gets
> on the front. But it helps some. The gel seat cover helps
> more.
>
> But even so it isn't enough and I coast on the downhills.
>
> Eventually we hit the tail wind and I alternate between
> winding it up and coasting. Because of the tail wind there
> are spots where we can coast downhill and not lose so much
> speed. At one point I ask her how her butt is doing, there's
> nothing we can do about it is what she tells me. There are
> many times when I've wished I could suffer through whatever
> she was suffering through and save her the discomfort. It
> doesn't work that way though. But today I can do what I can
> to make the finish line happen faster.
>
> There was a 7 month period where she hit the emergency room
> a whole bunch of times, and maybe 2 of those 7 months were
> spent in the hospital. A lot of the time there isn't a hell
> of a lot you can do except drive her to the ER and be the
> information portal about all the shit that is going on with
> her and who they need to consult with at Mayo about it. I
> remember when she had been in the hospital for two weeks and
> they suggested a transfer to Mayo because her immune system
> had flatlined and they suspected some stuff that I googled
> and thought, holy shit. So in a sense it felt comforting in
> this case to be able to do something involving intense
> physical effort that would help.
>
> When we finish I know she wants off the bike right away, so
> I drop her off at the registration area. I'm thinking she'll
> head inside where the tables and chairs are, but she ambles
> over to a patch of grass and that's where she lands. I head over
> to the car and load everything up. When I get back she hasn't
> moved. I grab her under her armpits and heave and she is able
> to head inside where the food is. She says we need to go out
> later and look for her butt, she thinks it fell off.
>
> We are the only tandem entered so we win our division. She
> has some peculiarities to her gait and as she walks up to get
> her award the presenter asks if her legs are sore. It isn't
> really the time to explain about neurological side effects
> from the treatment, so she just nods yes, sore legs. Her hair
> started growing back and while it is still quite short it is
> long enough to pass as something intentional. This race is
> full of people we see once a year so most don't see anything
> amiss. Just short hair and sore legs.
>
> But it's been an eventful year and sometimes courage shows up
> in ways that aren't very obvious.
>
> Bob Schwartz


== 4 of 5 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 10:15 pm
From: billyroll


On May 2, 8:46 pm, Bob Schwartz <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
wrote:
> There is a local time trial that has been part of my early
> season program for many years. 16 miles, gentle rollers,
> always windy. When my daughter was 7 it became her first
> non-kids race. We have an mtb tandem that dates to the
> 1980s. It's a real beast but it was fairly simple to adapt
> it to a stokid, all it took was a pair of crank shorteners.
> We didn't produce a great time, but she had fun.
>
> We rode the tandem for many years, but a couple of years
> ago she decided she wanted to ride solo. One of those land-
> marks of parenting. I rode my race and then turned around
> to reverse the course back to her. I remember finding her
> at the half way point. She rode it in, and was very pleased
> with her age category winning time. Even though she was the
> only one entered in it.
>
> Last year she had a new road bike, and was discovering the
> fun and efficiency of narrow tires on pavement. She came
> into the race with pretty good form. She had had a decent
> ski season. She was in the middle of the Middle School
> results at the state championships, better at freestyle
> than diagonal stride. She won her division at the Rib Lake
> (I am not making this up) Hinder Binder, so named because
> of it's date just before the American Birkebeiner.
>
> The time trial's traditional date was in late April. Looking
> back that would have been the time we first went to the
> clinic to get the swelling in her neck looked at. They ran
> some tests that didn't show anything. The swelling was her
> lymphatic system, but that by itself didn't mean anything.
>
> This year we were back on the tandem. She hasn't ridden on
> her own since June of last year. Her balance isn't that
> good and her leg strength is still coming back. So we've
> been riding the tandem. A couple of days ago I asked if she
> wanted to do the race. We've been doing it for years, she
> wanted to go. She hasn't ridden since June. There are things
> that you might think are obvious, but they didn't figure
> it out until they pulled out a lymph node and looked at it.
> By then she was showing some fatigue. Not obviously, but I
> noticed. We would ride trails and I suspected her energy
> was dropping.
>
> She's lost a lot of weight in the last year. Steroids will
> do that. Not all steroids make you bigger. Cortico steroids
> have the opposite effect, they break down muscles and make
> you smaller. So she's smaller this year, and has lost a lot
> of muscle mass. She tells me she doesn't really care about
> our time.
>
> It's windy. It's always windy at this race. We start with a
> head wind and it's slow going. We make the first turn and at
> about the 5 mile mark she asks me if we can coast on the
> downhills. "My butt hurts" is what she tells me.
>
> This is no idle complaint. Like I said, she's lost a lot of
> muscle mass. One of the jokes we tell is that her gluteous
> maximus is now a minimus. As a practical matter this means
> she doesn't sit on a bicycle the same way she used to. Like
> years ago with the crank shorteners I've adapted the bike.
> Bumps are a very real problem, and I added a shock fork and
> a gel seat cover. The bike is old enough that it has a 1 inch
> steerer, and the fork could have only happened through ebay.
> It helps some, but it isn't made for a tandem. So it doesn't
> have a lot of travel left, especially once the fat guy gets
> on the front. But it helps some. The gel seat cover helps
> more.
>
> But even so it isn't enough and I coast on the downhills.
>
> Eventually we hit the tail wind and I alternate between
> winding it up and coasting. Because of the tail wind there
> are spots where we can coast downhill and not lose so much
> speed. At one point I ask her how her butt is doing, there's
> nothing we can do about it is what she tells me. There are
> many times when I've wished I could suffer through whatever
> she was suffering through and save her the discomfort. It
> doesn't work that way though. But today I can do what I can
> to make the finish line happen faster.
>
> There was a 7 month period where she hit the emergency room
> a whole bunch of times, and maybe 2 of those 7 months were
> spent in the hospital. A lot of the time there isn't a hell
> of a lot you can do except drive her to the ER and be the
> information portal about all the shit that is going on with
> her and who they need to consult with at Mayo about it. I
> remember when she had been in the hospital for two weeks and
> they suggested a transfer to Mayo because her immune system
> had flatlined and they suspected some stuff that I googled
> and thought, holy shit. So in a sense it felt comforting in
> this case to be able to do something involving intense
> physical effort that would help.
>
> When we finish I know she wants off the bike right away, so
> I drop her off at the registration area. I'm thinking she'll
> head inside where the tables and chairs are, but she ambles
> over to a patch of grass and that's where she lands. I head over
> to the car and load everything up. When I get back she hasn't
> moved. I grab her under her armpits and heave and she is able
> to head inside where the food is. She says we need to go out
> later and look for her butt, she thinks it fell off.
>
> We are the only tandem entered so we win our division. She
> has some peculiarities to her gait and as she walks up to get
> her award the presenter asks if her legs are sore. It isn't
> really the time to explain about neurological side effects
> from the treatment, so she just nods yes, sore legs. Her hair
> started growing back and while it is still quite short it is
> long enough to pass as something intentional. This race is
> full of people we see once a year so most don't see anything
> amiss. Just short hair and sore legs.
>
> But it's been an eventful year and sometimes courage shows up
> in ways that aren't very obvious.
>
> Bob Schwartz

Bob- Thanks for sharing. Enjoy every moment with her. You are lucky to
share such special moments with your family. I hope I can speak for
rbr (as a majority of the time lurker) when I say we all hope that you
share this same moment with your daughter every year in the future. I
hope the two of you win next year, as well... and the year after.


== 5 of 5 ==
Date: Sun, May 2 2010 11:24 pm
From: "H. Fred Kveck"


In article <Q96dnfdTB5Vh20PWnZ2dnUVZ_vqdnZ2d@giganews.com>,
Bob Schwartz <bob.schwartz@sbcREMOVEglobal.net> wrote:

> But it's been an eventful year and sometimes courage shows up
> in ways that aren't very obvious.

Bob, this forum is not one where people get to really express themselves in very
personal ways very often, but I'm glad you did this time. I'm really sorry to read
the news about your daughter but I sincerely hope that her prognosis is good and that
she feels better and is better soon. Thanks for the post.


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in primary hyperlipidemia.
Agarwal RC, Singh SP, Saran RK, Das SK, Sinha N, Asthana OP, Gupta
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Clinical trials with gugulipid. A new hypolipidaemic agent.
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