Friday, February 27, 2009


Go to
See a man's dream
Do as asked, and leave a little sumpin for the good Captain too!
Thanks To All, Later! Travel Gravel!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

25 or 6 to 4?

What do those lyrics from Chicago mean anyways? I went out for 25 miles of Gravelocity on Sunday. Up my usual R Avenue route, back on Q Ave. Just to remind all of the dogs along the route that the moving target they all love so much is still kickin'! A bit of a big gear for so early in the year, but I only walked one hill.

Powered in part by some tasty Point Belgian White. Yum. I love their tag line, "Point. Well Made" More to come. Also, I just saw that Decorah is on a Sunday this year! Hmmm. Later!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Eberyting Is Otay

I took these pictures before the surgery to remind myself of where I started. I lost almost all of the meat on the base of my thumb, as you may be able to see here. The wrinkles on the thumb/index/fu finger area should be filled out like the ring/pinkie side, not the deep folds that are there.

It is strange to lose muscles that are so small to start with. I went 6 months with no nerve impulse to half of my hand and it will just take time to build it back. Progress so far? I can make an OK sign with my hand now, where as this was all I had back in December.

My plan for recovery? More Cowbell, I mean More Riding! Later!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Send Me Your Good Vibes!!!!

I am going in on Wednesday for the 6 week check on my arm, and my first question for the Doctor will be about riding my bike. As in, "So, is it OK if I start riding my bike again?" I've been a good boy after all. During that time I have only sat on bikes and wrenched a few in the basement.

My palm feels good enough, and if I could just get the dressings and steri-strips off and start messing around with the scar on my arm,(massage, bacitracin, work on faked out story, etc.) I would be back in the saddle again! So send me some good ju-ju! Panel of Pauls, this is your call to action! Later!