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Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby twizzle » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:40 am

Second in the 45 minute C/D crit this morning, dominating the race with surges and sprints, on the front for half the race, over 300W average, faster laps than A/B...

... and did I mention I dislocated my little toe yesterday?

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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:43 am

Only second :?: :wink:








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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby Zabriskie19 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:57 am

What a beautiful foot! :lol:
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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby twizzle » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:07 am

Trust me, it takes real 'skill' to decorate a foot that way. Take one foot, one copy of "Tour De Force", walk out of the bathroom while reading a funny passage from the book to your wife (the bit about stupid superstitions)... and catch your little toe on the door frame. Then put the toe back in place - because having a toe sticking out the side of the foot is NOT euro-cool.

Then decide that you just can't miss the race the next day. And yes, it does hurt...

Unfortunately, some of the guys I race with are awesome sprinters, and I'm not.

PS - "Hello B Grade" for Tuesday night. There's a few of us moving up before we get moved involuntarily.
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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:40 am

The colour combination clashes with you skin tone. :lol: Good effort with being able to get you foot into a shoe and race. :)
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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby twizzle » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:26 am

Getting foot into shoe... tricky.
Racing... not too bad.
Commuting to work today and riding over bumps.... Ouch!

Xrays in an hour. If there's anything floating, I'm going on crutches.
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Postby ni78ck » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:09 am

outstanding effort on the toe, great effort in the race :P
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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby JustinS007 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:32 am

twizzle wrote:Image

I'll take that toe and raise you one. I started a 100km run with the following:

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Basically ALL cyclists need to toughen up, princess!! :lol:
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Postby twizzle » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:53 am

Ah, but you only STARTED a 100km run. (I can't see the image at work, so I'll have to look tonight).

Just had the XRays done - I have to wait for the report, but from the initial appraisal it seems there is a problem. I'll find out after 2:30.
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Postby JustinS007 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:36 pm

twizzle wrote:Ah, but you only STARTED a 100km run. (I can't see the image at work, so I'll have to look tonight).

Just had the XRays done - I have to wait for the report, but from the initial appraisal it seems there is a problem. I'll find out after 2:30.

I did actually finish the run, but admittedly it wasn't a very good time. I hope you don't have any issues that keep you off the saddle long term. Good luck with your appointment.
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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby twizzle » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:53 pm

Non-displaced fracture, but it's on the joint. :x
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Postby Parrott » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:50 pm

twizzle wrote:
PS - "Hello B Grade" for Tuesday night. There's a few of us moving up before we get moved involuntarily.


Was wodering about that considering you were lapping faster than them :)
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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:50 pm

and as you were reading Tour De Force!...when reading that book I always feel like going out smashing myself...I do it by training..not kicking the wall!.
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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby twizzle » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:14 pm

JustinS007 wrote:Image


How the heck did you do that??!?
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Postby JustinS007 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:52 pm

twizzle wrote:How the heck did you do that??!?

Good news that you don't have a break. But then there's no impact with cycling anyway so you sissies shouldn't have a problem with the odd sore toe.

I damaged my toe running 160km in 19 hours at Coburg in April. Then in June I made it worse running 182km in 20 hours at Brisbane. But the 100k was in late July in Caboolture. Probably shouldn't have done that..... Did learn a few things about nutrition planning though so alls good :roll:
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Postby twizzle » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:31 pm

Oh trust me, I felt every bump in the road today. :(

Sorry about the crappy picture quality, I don't have a slide scanner so had to improvise with a bike light.

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Postby wombatK » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:03 pm

JustinS007 wrote:Good news that you don't have a break.

Actually, he does - that's what fracture in non-displaced fracture means. Just means it hasn't moved out of alignment too much, which is good. The "near-a-joint" bit is a complication - not so good possibly. Will need the orthopaedic specialist to determine best course and follow-up etc.,.
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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby greyhoundtom » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:08 pm

Oow bugger that is a nasty fracture and right through by the looks of it!!

Mate if that had happened to me they would have had to wheel me around the criterium in a wheelchair.

Talk about HTFU.
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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby twizzle » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:38 pm

wombatK wrote:
JustinS007 wrote:Good news that you don't have a break.

Actually, he does - that's what fracture in non-displaced fracture means. Just means it hasn't moved out of alignment too much, which is good. The "near-a-joint" bit is a complication - not so good possibly. Will need the orthopaedic specialist to determine best course and follow-up etc.,.


Doctor's position (and confirmed with a quick google) is that unless it's displaced or in the big toe, they don't bother with it. I don't even get crutches.

Lol - at least the fracture explains why it hurts so frikken much if I try and put a regular shoe on.
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Postby twizzle » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:44 pm

JustinS007 wrote:
twizzle wrote:How the heck did you do that??!?

Good news that you don't have a break. But then there's no impact with cycling anyway so you sissies shouldn't have a problem with the odd sore toe.

I damaged my toe running 160km in 19 hours at Coburg in April. Then in June I made it worse running 182km in 20 hours at Brisbane. But the 100k was in late July in Caboolture. Probably shouldn't have done that..... Did learn a few things about nutrition planning though so alls good :roll:


Masochist. :)

Actually, there's probably some truth in that. Mmmmmm - endorphins. :twisted:
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Postby wombatK » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:51 pm

twizzle wrote: I don't even get crutches.

Great news. Surely he recommended at least a nice stiff soled shoe. Wonder what you've got that fit's that bill ? Cycling shoes :)

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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:42 pm

wombatK wrote:Cycling shoes :)


Might wanna take the cleat off first...

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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby twizzle » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:17 am

Thongs, actually. Only thing that's comfortable...

Can't sprint out of the saddle, can't ride over bumps, but can race and train on the circuit. :)
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Re: Harden up, princesses..... >:)

Postby twizzle » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:52 pm

Just an update...

- 11 days before I was able to get out on the road due to the pain in the toe over bumps.
- 15 days before I could fit that foot into a regular shoe.

And I still can't bend it much, after 30-odd days.
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Postby foo on patrol » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:23 pm

Bummer! Get some of those pain relief sticks, that the ambulance blokes carry with them, and suck on one every half hour. 8) Shouldn't feel anything after a while. :lol:
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