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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby Chris249 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:27 pm

So what's your prognosis, Mike?

I assume you'll be all ready and fired up for the Masters Nats....not! :shock:
There are many types of racing cyclists. There is the sprinter, the rouleur, the stagiaire, the danser, the descender.... sadly, I'm a mediocre. :-(

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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:09 am

Yeh I'll be missing the Australian Masters Track Champs too. Probably won't be doing anything till mid March
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:53 pm

Had a CT scan today to check that the blood clot in my head has gone, also to check the bones in my face. Results tomorrow.

Not a good run - worst accident per year;
2008 - break cleat 20mtrs from a standing start at the velodrome. Broken hand
2009 - break crank at 50kph on same velodrome at same place as in 2008. 5 broken ribs and punctured lung
2010 - my best year. Worst accident was running over a bike at 50kph on Dunc Grey Velodrome. Landed straight my flat spotted the front and went down. Lost bark, that's it. Could of even restarted the race on a different bike
2011 - front taken out by another rider in a crit at 58.5kph. One broken rib
2012 - loose front end at 40kph when training. Knocked out, blood clot on brain, broken skull at rear, broken face around right eye, broken collar bone, 2 broken ribs

Time to take up lawn bowls?
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby ft_critical » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:40 am

mikesbytes wrote:Had a CT scan today to check that the blood clot in my head has gone, also to check the bones in my face. Results tomorrow.

Not a good run - worst accident per year;
2008 - break cleat 20mtrs from a standing start at the velodrome. Broken hand
2009 - break crank at 50kph on same velodrome at same place as in 2008. 5 broken ribs and punctured lung
2010 - my best year. Worst accident was running over a bike at 50kph on Dunc Grey Velodrome. Landed straight my flat spotted the front and went down. Lost bark, that's it. Could of even restarted the race on a different bike
2011 - front taken out by another rider in a crit at 58.5kph. One broken rib
2012 - loose front end at 40kph when training. Knocked out, blood clot on brain, broken skull at rear, broken face around right eye, broken collar bone, 2 broken ribs

Time to take up lawn bowls?


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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:48 am

LOL

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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:18 pm

All clear in the CT, no sign of the blood clot or anything else
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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:33 pm

Good to hear bro!... For someone who spends most of their time pedaling in one spot your record ain't great!.
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby Chuck » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:58 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Good to hear


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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby thomashouseman » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:15 pm

mikesbytes wrote:All clear in the CT, no sign of the blood clot or anything else

Awesome! Bet that made your day!
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:22 pm

At least you're consistent Mike, a decent incident every year! :wink:

Lawn bowls, you're going soft now. :mrgreen:

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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:10 pm

I redid the front of my fixie with some old Tigra leavers that no longer change gears and moved the front brake to the left hand, then I took it for a spin around the block. While I was OK riding the bike with one arm, the lean forward position crunched my core, so the verdict was I needed a more upright position and I decided that I wasn't going to easily achieve that with that bike. So I called my mate who had his old mans ebike and he brought it over and took it for a test run. The position meant that I could reach the handlebars with both hands for starting and stopping and ride with one hand. Apparently the bike is good for 30kph, but I think I'll take it a slower than that.

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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby scotto » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:51 am

bell, plastic pedals, kickstand and a garmin!
wow, youve got all the accessaries bar one.
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby sogood » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:34 am

mikesbytes wrote:Apparently the bike is good for 30kph, but I think I'll take it a slower than that...

I call your bluff! Even if you had every bone broken, you still won't be able to restrain yourself to stay below maximum power! :mrgreen:
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:40 pm

scotto wrote:bell, plastic pedals, kickstand and a garmin!
wow, youve got all the accessaries bar one.
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:lol: :lol:

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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:21 pm

I've managed to ride the eBike 4k

This morning I returned to my job as a spin instructor, but I chickened out and caught a cab there
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:57 pm

And I weighed myself this morning on the same scales as on Jan 9 (same day of week and time). And I've lost 2.5kg

I'm a bit puzzled by that. Yeh there can be some variation due to hydration. But I can't see that I lost that much muscle mass in the 4 weeks I've had off
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby wombatK » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:14 pm

mikesbytes wrote:I'm a bit puzzled by that. Yeh there can be some variation due to hydration. But I can't see that I lost that much muscle mass in the 4 weeks I've had off

You've never had much fat on you, and hydration isn't going to explain it either. That leaves loss of muscle mass as
the obvious explanation. It really is a case of use it or lose it, and the frustrating thing about your injuries is that
you've got no choice about the situation.

Recovering the muscle tone is a baitch, but at least you've had lots of practice at it in recent years. Let's hope
practice makes perfect, and you will recover even quicker than last year.

And after reading details of your injuries above, I think you could be excused for not trying to haul that ebike up the
harbour bridge steps.

And catching a cab is not chickening out. That's a strategic withdrawal.

Get well quick.

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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby sogood » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:17 pm

mikesbytes wrote:And I weighed myself this morning on the same scales as on Jan 9 (same day of week and time). And I've lost 2.5kg

I'm a bit puzzled by that. Yeh there can be some variation due to hydration. But I can't see that I lost that much muscle mass in the 4 weeks I've had off

Your activities dropped off a lot and the loss may be from a combinations of sources.
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby sogood » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:18 pm

wombatK wrote:And catching a cab is not chickening out. That's a strategic withdrawal.

+1 :wink:
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:36 pm

I was thinking I could [re]commence cross training in April, while March will be cycle focused as my legs are not injured
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:32 pm

I've selected the Ken Dinnerval as my return to racing

Sunday 27th May 2012.
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Postby toolonglegs » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:12 pm

Get out your whomping stick mate!.
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:30 pm

Have to go to work early tomorrow so I'm online when entries open
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Re: Tour de Mike

Postby Chuck » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:42 pm

Pretty sure I saw you at Wynyard today Mike at around 12ish? You might have even hopped on my train :) Were they x-rays you were holding?
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:57 pm

Yes I was there
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