Sunday, February 03, 2008

recovery update

don't get me wrong--i'm not complaining or any of that shit, so don't get the wrong impression as a result of this post. but folks have been asking--and i want to thank all of you who have called or stopped by the orphanage--and in as much as i haven't been seen out on the bike for the last three weeks, i thought i'd let folks know how it's going since i broke my left clavicle january 11th.
remember when i crashed at the cross race in october, 2006? you know, another broken clavicle, half-dozen broken ribs, collapsed lung, week in the hospital?
well, i felt better then . . . seriously.
i really don't know what the hell is going on this time around.
but anyway, i really AM going to ride a bike tomorrow, so we'll see how that affects my personal prognosis. it's gonna be an interesting springtime, i'll tell you that.


john said...

Kim - I guess I've missed some of your news. Did you get any perfect scores in the form of your fall? You know, form counts.
You can ride with us at the back of the gravel pack on the 15th of March.
So, how did this happen to you? Or should I just scroll down on your blog - nah, just give me the short story.

Anonymous said...

Do you get "tough guy" points for whining?

the mostly reverend said...

good question, anony, and not one that has been asked, at least to my recollection. i suppose if the whining is done during or under conditions that rise to the level of merit, the granting of tough guy points could be considered.

but inasmuch as no one actually is whining, yours is just a hypothetical query, and to invoke my favorite new political catchphrase [almost as useful as "at the end of the day"] "it's not on the table."

but if you DO detect anyone whining--whether about someone spending a sizable portion of one's personal fortune in an apparent failing effort to secure one's political party's nomination, or the seeming hypocrisy of decrying the suggestion that one is using sex to sell a women's cycling team while later using sex to fund a women's cycling team--i'm certain you'll point it out to me.

at that point, such a matter would be ON the table, and we could then engage in a discussion of the relative merits or awarding tough guy points for that whining, given a proper context and set of circumstances.

thanks for asking such an invigorating question.

the mostly reverend said...

oh, and john, i fell. i'll try to hang on to your wheel in march long enough to tell you about it.
needless to say, any misguided thoughts i might have been harboring about doing some off-road races this season are off the table.

mark hoback said...

dammit, man, get on that bike and ride far far away.

the mostly reverend said...

mark, i am making every effort to do just that.

your cyber work product of late has been equally as effective as the vicodin i've been eating like so many bags of valentine candies.

i am grateful for them all.

the mostly reverend said...

[from the "Lexicon of Computing"]
"fractal wrongness"
The state of being wrong at every conceivable scale of resolution. That is, from a distance, a fractally wrong person's worldview is incorrect; and furthermore, if you zoom in on any small part of that person's worldview, that part is just as wrong as the whole worldview.
Debating with a person who is fractally wrong leads to infinite regress, as every refutation you make of that person's opinions will lead to a rejoinder, full of half-truths, leaps of logic, and outright lies, that requires just as much refutation to debunk as the first one. It is as impossible to convince a fractally wrong person of anything as it is to walk around the edge of the Mandelbrot set in finite time.
If you ever get embroiled in a discussion with a fractally wrong person on the Internet--in mailing lists, newsgroups, or website forums--your best bet is to say your piece once and ignore any replies, thus saving yourself time.

[just in case you were wondering why some things might be missing from time to time around here.--the rev]

Anonymous said...

aaaah way to censor those that disagree with, and find you to be non-sensical at times. Good job George...I mean Kim-

Why don't you post a picture of a scantily clad women cyclist for us now to show just how morally upright you are.

BTW way there Kim when using fractal are you using it in the Peano Curve sense, or more possibly the meaning that Benoit Mandelbrot gave us? I am thrilled you are now stepping into Geometry on your blog.

Pete Basso said...

I was just wondering if the pain of this fall is related to the deflated attempt of your boy Biden's presidential run. Isn't it wonderful to know that less than 1% of the voting population agreed with your presidential pick. hmmm come to think of it, that doesn't surprise me since less than 1% agrees with anything you say, especially when your yelling at people in the peloton and you can't even keep your own bike upright without having training wheels on you old grandpa.

Pete Basso said...

btw way, go easy on me, I'm just having a little fun with you while your down and out. In all seriousness, I do hope your feeling better!!

the mostly reverend said...

i'm taking up snow shoe racing.
hollander gets all the press.

Bruce Brown said...

All the best for your continued recovery. I wouldn't rule out an off road race after mid-April. It only takes about 12 weeks or so to recover from a broken clavicle.

How big is the bump?

the mostly reverend said...

thanks for asking, bruce.

the bump is so big that if my left clavicle was the colbert report, mike huckabee would be president by now.

the bump is so big that the republicans want to carve ronald reagan's face in my shoulder.

the bump is so big that thirsty camels are following me, drooling.

the bump is so big that polk county wants to annex it and tax the hell out of it.

the bump is so big that microsoft wants to buy it.

the bump is so big that congress has subpoenaed it to testify against roger clemens.

the bump is so big that nbc glued an ugly hairpiece on it and gave it its own "apprentice" show.

the bump is so big that it draws a larger 1000 pm audience than the channel 5 newscast.

the bump is so big it thinks it's a triathlete. [it's ugly, too.]

but the doctor assures me that when it heals, i won't notice it. i think that must mean it will kill me before it heals.

mid-april off-road race? i'd probably get hurt just watching one that soon. but i'll keep you posted.

be careful out there!

Bruce Brown said...

Now that's a bump list.

I've separated my shoulder. Torn my rotator cuffs. Grated my meniscus in both knees, but knock on wood - no clavicle damage, yet.

All the best healing up. Just keep that hairy bump in your shirt..... ;-)