15 April 2008

surgery on may 9

I'll be undergoing surgery for a torn miniscus in my left knee on may 9. This will make it impossible for me to bike for a month or so, which isn't really that big a deal since the problem has meant I haven't been riding anyway.

It hasn't stopped me from looking at bicycles though. Or watching races.

I know you're probably not a cycling fan, but this post over at bikesnobnyc might be funny or interesting to you anyway... it's about pass/fail bike racing - basically:

Road racing is all about tactics. Unfortunately, the tactical advice you get from books and magazines is intended for winners or for people who aspire to be winners. As such, it doesn't apply to you. Using that stuff for pass/fail racing is like trying to assemble a piece of Ikea furniture by following Mapquest directions to Chuck E. Cheese. You’re not interested in winning, you’re interested in surviving. Here are three key pieces of advice for the survival of the pass/fail racer:


As proven by the hundreds of daily comments, this guy really knows how to write an entertaining blog... he's consistantly brilliant.

8 comments:

Brownie said...

Had my first fire call today for an overturned car between Trenton and Aviston. It was canceled 3 minutes later because there was no victim at the scene. That means that someone rolled their car last night and then just left it there.

Mike said...

LET ME GUESS... ARE YOU KEVIN KOHLBRECHER?

Brownie said...

Go fuck yourself.

Mike said...

jeez.

I had no idea you were EMT (I'm assuming?)... do you gotta take classes or something for that?

Brownie said...

No, I'm on the fire department.

Had my first fire call today...

Mike said...

no shit? how do you get on with that? do you get to smash things with an ax?

Brownie said...

I just volunteered and my friend Mike told the department I'd be good for it.
I get to cut up a car with the jaws of life next Thursday.

Mike said...

jaws of life are cool and all but not nearly violent enough. ask if you can hit that car with an ax.