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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

My day on the bike


This is going to be a short post, as I am whupped!

Monday:
I did 65 miles in HOT riding conditions

Today, I set a new personal best, 126 miles! The routing says 112 and change, but it's an approximation that doesn't always take into account! I also ran into some SERIOUSLY nasty weather up around Boswell! I also technically made my first interstate ride, I crossed into Illinois!

AVG Pace: 14 mph
Calories: 4985
Watts: 166
Caloric intake 2400
Caloric deficit: 2585
All in all, I believe I had a great day!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

For Those Who Served (Pasted from Cold Fury-Al Maviva)

This is a direct copy/paste of the article composed by Al Maviva, and I really wish I could write this well!
For those who served and gave all, I offer a prayer of thanks. For those who served and gave some, I offer my gratitude. For those who still serve, I fly the flag and remind you that we support you, we commend the invaluable service that you are rendering to this nation, and we honor the sacrifices that you make on our behalf. I also remind you that today is not our day, a day of the living, but a day to remind ourselves of the selfless example set by those who fell in battle, preserving our way of life so that you and I could enjoy it today. It is to them we owe our principle gratitude. Still, many words of thanks are due to you, our fellow citizens, who are only human, but in answering the nation’s call rise above mere humanity and make a contribution of enduring value. The flag below isn’t waved out of hollow sentiment; I know what it symbolizes and what it means to you and to those who have served before, the lines straight and true, the stars bright and shining. Long may she wave, and may you ever keep the shoes of those who came before us well filled. We walk in the footsteps of giants, and in doing so can hope to emulate them. On behalf of myself, Mike, Joe, Mikey, Christiana and the rest of the CF crew, thanks for upholding her wherever you’ve gone, for bending every effort to bring only honor to her and to the nation, and thanks for doing the rest of us proud. -Al Maviva

This article is linked to the original posting, just click the headline.

Monday, May 29, 2006

I Beat the Bonk Beast Today

Memorial Day Ride

Today, I beat the Bonk beast. I took enough hydration and nutrition for the ride. Todays ride 65 miles, in 4:45! Temperature 87F and 15 mph average with varying terrain and wind conditions. I did take a bit of a break though

Avg Speed: 15 mph

Watts: 162

Calories :2414

Miles: 65

Spinner Report, May 29


This spinner miles are looking pretty good this week. Gross miles for the group are 3,165.61. A fairly respectable total! Here are the Statistics:
Rider
Weekly Miles
Monthly miles
MrsStormcrowe
15
29.5
Tom Stormcrowe
52
285
Tayfur Yagci
21
51
Big Mike
99.5
487.3
Caloi Rider
0
75
Juvenile Tim
71
144
Dan on Bike
35
177.4
Arctic Jill
162.2
357.4
Gorilla
0
72
Al Maviva
167
602
Pernicious
0
47.5
Uncle Dan
100
341.2
Psycho Cyclist
93.6
101.6
Yelme
50
195
ShawnK
48.28
254.71
Group
914.58
3220.61


As you can see most of us have worked pretty hard. Keep up the great work, people!

Sunday's Ride or I Met The Beast!
Yesterday, I attempted a 62 mile ride and I met a foul beast, named Heat! The temperature was sitting about 87°F or 30°C. The humidity was at 92% and I was fighting a 20 mph headwind. Here are the stats of the attempt. I ran into the Bonk and had to make the “Call of Shame”!
Type data
Value of Data
Distance
32 miles
Speed (average)
15 mph
Duration
02hrs08min
Temperature
87
Humidity
92.00%
Heat Index
111°F! Holy Shit!
Wind (Headwind)
20 mph
Watts
156
Slope
0
Cadence
90
Calories
1144
Bonk Factor
10
If you look at the heat index, you'll see why I bonked. I hadn't carb loaded correctly and my hydration was probably insufficient. A heat index that high is extremely hazardous. I am not sure of the calculator accuracy, the Engine I used is located at http://ows.public.sembach.af.mil/info/himain.htm and is a military site from the USAF. 111°F(or 43°C) is a danger zone heat index! If you ride in these conditions, be prepared for the conditions. Hydrate properly and keep the body fueled and you can STILL bonk badly!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Spinner Saturday, May 27, 2006

This is the final Spinner Saturday for the month of May. If someone wants to run the Spinner report while I am crewing for Rob, I'll be glad to let you. All you need to do is track the miles for me and post a miles table on your blog. If I don't get a volunteer, well, I guess I'll post a HUGE week for it at the end of June. Here's the schedule for June for Spinner Saturday:

June 8, Friday afternoon will be the deadline for miles that week so I can throw the data into the DB and post the graphs.

June 9, I fly out to San Diego to crew for RAAM, countdown is 14 days! I'm looking forward to it.

June 24th, I'll be back in the saddle again. I'll be collecting mileage data for the database again. My miles of course will be down, due to absolutely no riding while I am crewing for Rob. I may be able to have Mrs Stormcrowe post for me as far as location updates for Rob. This of course will require his approval, so I don't know yet. At the least, when I get back I should have some pretty good stories.

Big Mike has committed to basically quadruple his miles for the next six weeks, by the way...

Can he hold up to six weeks of 400+ miles a week? Watch and see! We'll certainly find out!

I also have an announcement about a new cycling site! My friends in Minnesota have started their own blog and forum site called
BikeNaked.net
feel free to visit and check them out! Casper is a fellow Weight Loss Cyclist. Good fortune with the new site!

Friday, May 26, 2006

Chocolate Milk as a Sports Recovery Drink?

I think the video says it all! Chocolate Milk for recovery post race, who'da thunk it! Obviously someone from IU! Here's the story from KETV!


Health tips from Indiana University

EDITORS:This is a monthly tip sheet based on Indiana University faculty research, teaching and service. "Living Well Through Healthy Lifestyles" is the guiding philosophy of IU Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. In keeping with that philosophy, this tip sheet offers information related to both physical and mental well-being. Faculty from other IU schools and departments also contribute their expertise in this area.

This month's tips discuss chocolate milk as an ideal exercise recovery drink, a fall outdoor educational activity, the importance of minimizing the negative impact of divorce on children, and stress related to cigarette smoking.

Chocolate milk is good for exhausted muscles. Indiana University Bloomington physiologist Joel Stager has found that drinking chocolate milk is one of the best things an athlete can do to recover shortly after a rigorous practice. Chocolate milk, as opposed to white milk, has a high carbohydrate and protein content, ideal for exhausted muscles. It also replaces fluids lost as sweat during workouts. Stager is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology in IUB's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and is the director of the Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming. Stager also coaches swimmers. He first tested his "recovery by chocolate milk" theory several years ago on his swimmers, who had been struggling with their twice-a-day practices. The results were so promising that he and his doctoral students, led by Jason Karp, conducted a study involving cyclists in a more controlled environment. The chocolate milk proved to be just as effective a recovery product as one commercial sports drink and almost twice as effective as another commercial sports drink. Stager said chocolate milk would be particularly helpful for athletes such as swimmers, long-distance runners and cyclists enduring long or intense practices, and for other athletes who practice more than once a day. An athlete of average weight could drink around two 8-ounce glasses of chocolate milk each hour for four to six hours following a rigorous workout, according to research-based recommendations for maximum recovery. Stager added that milkshakes are a good alternative for athletes who don't like chocolate milk. The research was funded by Dairy and Nutrition Council Inc. For more information, contact Stager at 812-855-1637 and stagerj@indiana.edu and Karp at 812-332-3653 and runman@indiana.edu.
From the Indiana University Website: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/tips/page/normal/1674.html

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Lyne Bessette Retires

2 time Canadian Olympic Cyclist retires for reasons of health today. Injuries and the fear of further crashes caused her to announce this action today in Montreal, Canada. Last with the T-Mobile team, Bessette withdrew from the prestigious Tour de l'Aude in France. Bessette was also a gold medal winner in the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

UltraRob's RAAM Adventure: A Day of Climbing

UltraRob's RAAM Adventure: A Day of Climbing

New Cycling Video, w/ Mrs Stormcrowe Too

Sorry about the Audio Quality, happens when I use MPEG video.

Monday, May 22, 2006

New Lodging Site for A Year in the Life: Runaway Train

May 22 Spinner Report


Spinner Report
May 22, 2006
These are the reported miles for the week of May 22, 2006.
Rider Week miles Month total
  1. TheMrs 3.5 14.5
  2. Tom Stormcrowe45 233
  3. Tayfur 0 0
  4. Big Mike 86.8 387.8
  5. Caloi Rider 0 75
  6. Juvenile Tim 0 73
  7. Dan On Bike 57.1 132.6
  8. Arctic Jill 111.6 195.2
  9. Gorilla 0 72
  10. Al Maviva 179 435
  11. Pernicious 0 47.5
  12. Uncle Dan 47 194.2
  13. Psycho 0 8
  14. Yelme 30 145
  15. ShawnK 37 206.43
  16. Group Total 627 2306.03
As of right now, the high mile standing for the week and month go to Mr Al Maviva! Congrats, Al!

Tayfur's Century Attempt
After serious tire problems, unfortunately, Tayfur had to abandon his century attempt. It was still a good try, Tayfur, next try will be the charm!

Countdown to RAAM: 18 days until I fly out.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Supersized Cycles Opens on the Internet



Meet Joan, founder of Supersized Cycles. Supersizedcycles is an internet based distributor of bicycles admirably suited to heavy riders. She sells Workman Industrial Bikes and Trikes.




The trikes are available in both upright and recumbent designs. I applaud Joan’s mission, to make bicycles available to us heavy folk. Her experiences have benefited heavy future cyclists everywhere. Her site is called SupersizedCycles.com and is located at http://www.supersizedcycles.com .


Tom Stormcrowe: When did you start up Super Sized Cycles?

Joan: I opened the ecommerce store in April of 2006, so it's still brand new.

Tom Stormcrowe: What have you personally found to be the most satisfying aspect of cycling and how it has affected your general health? Joan: What I really love most in cycling is the fact that it is such a freeing experience. You're sitting down, and just a push of your leg sends you flying so much further than you could if you were taking a step. The rush of the wind against your body, and the freedom going where you want on your own power is exhilarating. This the one exercise that I've always loved, and therefore I do. Up until a few years before my surgery, when I had gotten too heavy for bikes and could not find a place to buy one strong enough for me, I'd still get on my bike whenever I could. This is the one place I've always gotten the exercise high.

Tom Stormcrowe: When did you start looking for a bike stressed for a heavy rider and how long did it actually take you to find one?

Joan: About 5 years ago I decided that I was going to find a bike built for a fat person (me!), and spent quite a bit of time searching for one. I finally gave up, discouraged. After my bariatric surgery in December of 05, I decided that I was simply not going to give up--I would find a bike to ride.
Since I live in Vermont and I knew that I had several months of winter to get through after my surgery, I was not really in a hurry to find a bike, but I did start researching through the Internet at about that time. As January evolved into February, I started looking more actively. I sent emails to every bike manufacturer I could identify asking them for weight limits for their bikes. I joined framebuilders@phred.org and lurked on that site while bike techies talked, hoping to pick up some information. I emailed bike gurus and asked their advice. I talked to local cyclists and bike stores. I spent over 100 hours actively searching the Internet and could not find ONE bike that was advertised for heavy people. The more I searched, the more I realized that I am not the only fat person in the world who wants to ride a bike. It was then I decided that not only was I going to make sure to find a bike for me, but I would also create a store where I'd sell these wonderful, sturdy vehicles. It just made sense to me that cycling should be available to everyone, even the obese and severely obese. This is an easy, non-weight bearing exercise that creates that rush that all those skinny exercisers talk about. With the right bicycle and a little practice, even very heavy people can have that same, self-created and healthy joy!

Tom Stormcrowe: Joan thanks for the interview and I wish you luck with your new endeavor.

If you are a heavy person who wants to ride, definitely feel free to drop by the site and browse around! Joan tells me that the bikes are rated for up to 500 pounds and I can tell you, it is possible to ride at 400+ pounds bodyweight, having done so myself! Cycling has really helped me get my life back, and it can for you too!

Bariatric Bicycles
Heavyweight Rider Bikes

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Spinner Saturday

Well, here it is, Spinner Saturday again. My miles for the week are down, a bit. I have 45 miles in for the week. I haven't been able to ride as much as I like this week, circumstances don't you know! I've been hitting the books, so to speak, spooling up to crew RAAM for Rob, and it has been a busy week. Be sure to drop by his blog, linked here and wish him a good ride!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I Am Crewing RAAM


Crewing RAAM
June 9th til I get home, I won't be posting on my blog. My wife may well make a couple blog guest posts, but I'll be busy crewing for UltraRob (Rob Lucas) during his solo RAAM attempt. I should be home by evening on June 24th. I'm looking forward to actually meeting Rob, and everybody, let's wish him good tailwinds and safe spinning!
Livestrong Day
Just a little reminder, today is Livestrong Day as sponsored by the Lance Armstrong Foundation, so let's get out there and ride in yellow! The Mrs and I have a nice ride planned this afternoon, and we'll be out wearing our yellow for Livestrong Day

Monday, May 15, 2006

Livestrong Day to be May 17th....Wednesday



Livestrong Foundation
Livestrong day
Wednesday, May 17 is Livestrong Day and this is an event sponsored by the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The following is an excerpt from the LAF website.

Advocacy Facts and Figures

The numbers below emphasize the fact that as more and more people are living with cancer they are encountering issues that have not been adequately addressed through the health care system. The system needs to be changed to reflect the needs of survivors, and the way to change it is through advocacy.
  • There are more than 10 million individuals in the United States today who are living with cancer.
  • Nearly 40 percent of people living with cancer are under the age of 65.
  • 64 percent of adults diagnosed with cancer today will be living 5 years from now.
  • In 1960, 4 percent of children with cancer survived more than 5 years.
  • Nearly 80 percent of children (age 0 through 14) diagnosed with cancer today will be living five years from now.
  • The five year survivorship rates for young adults (age 20 through 40) with cancer has remained unchanged for the past 30 years.
  • Three out of every four American families will have at least one family member diagnosed with cancer.
  • 24 percent of adults with cancer are parents who have a child 18 years or younger.
  • One of every four deaths in the United States is from cancer.
  • In 2005, 570,280 Americans will die of cancer - more than 1,500 people a day.
  • The annual cost of cancer in the United States is $189,800,000,000 in direct and indirect costs.
©2006- Lance Armstrong Foundation

What Livestrong Day means to me is that I have lost family members to cancer. I have also nearly lost my wife to cancer. My Father and Grandfather both died of lung cancer. My wife is a cancer survivor. Nothing could be done for either my Father or Grandfather, due to the fact that the cancer in both cases wasn't found until it was not treatable. In the case of my wife, it required the intervention of a very talented Neurosurgeon and a large surgical team. More recently, we had an additional scare because a mass was found in my wifes lung. Now, my wife doesn't smoke, and fortunately, the mass is apparently benign, as far as we know at this time. It is still quite a scare, on Friday, however, we are supposed to see the Doctor for additional news from the last CT Scan on my wifes chest, and he wants to see both of us. We are hoping it is still good news.

My wife's original cancer was a tumor in the right temporal region involving the ear canal and right bifurcation of the Carotid Artery and 9th and 11th Cranial Nerve, as well as an additional tumor on the left bifurcation of the Carotid Artery. The right bifurcation of the Carotid as well as the 9th and 11th Cranial Nerves were sacrificed and the tumor on the left bifurcation was treated with radiation and targeted chemotherapy. My wife is currently 6 years out from very nearly dying from these tumors and I thank God each and every day for the skills and talent of her surgery team.

Livestrong is a concept that is both simple and difficult. We each have to live each day as if it were our last. That's what living strong is all about. Savor each day, and live it to the fullest. We have no guarantees. The following is another excerpt from the LAF site:
Increase Funding for National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This year in the United States, more than 1.3 million people will be diagnosed with cancer and the disease will kill nearly 600,000 Americans. Unfortunately, the most recent budget for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) falls short of what is needed to effectively support new research and provide adequate services for survivors.
Recently, the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) met with White House officials, Congressional leaders, and the public health community to encourage support for the following survivorship initiatives:
National Cancer Institute needs $6.17 billion to maintain the current pace of discovery
The NCI needs resources to continue the progress being made in the fight against cancer. The NCI Director has indicated a need for $6.17 billion in fiscal year 2006 to complete critical core research already underway and to capitalize on promising research opportunities. To meet these needs, Congress must provide at least $5.21 billion, a $386 million increase over last year. This level of funding is the bare minimum required to protect our cancer research enterprise and maintain the current pace of discovery.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program needs $25 million
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Comprehensive Cancer Control program provides grants and technical assistance to help states develop and implement plans addressing the cancers that affect their communities the most. The LAF supports increased federal funding for the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.
©2006- Lance Armstrong Foundation

On Livestong Day, wear yellow, in support of the goals of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and their fight against. The address for the Lance Armstrong Website is: http://www.livestrong.org/site/c.jvKZLbMRIsG/b.594849/k.CC7C/Home.htm
Support this worthy cause and remember, wear yellow on Wednesday, I will be! If you are in Lafayette, Indiana, I'll be out riding in a yellow jersey in support. Give a wave! Let me know you too support this cause!
The photos are of my wife, Mrs Stormcrowe, the toughest person I know.....bar none!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Spinner Report for May 15, 2006











Here are the mileage standings for Spinner Saturday this week:

Rider
Miles
  • The Mrs
  • 0
  • Tom Stormcrowe
  • 101
  • Tayfur
  • 0
  • Big Mike
  • 80
  • Caloi Rider
  • 0
  • Juvenile Tim
  • 49
  • DanonBike
  • 37.2
  • ArcticJill
  • 0
  • Gorilla
  • 0
  • Al Maviva
  • 112
  • Pernicious
  • 26
  • UncleDan
  • 133.5
  • Psycho
  • 0
  • Yelme
  • 45
  • ShawnK
  • 139.6
  • Group Total Miles/Week
  • 622.3
  • Group Month to date
  • 1679.03

We're doing a great job Guys and gals! Keep it up and lets wish Tayfur good luck and a good ride Wednesday! He's doing his first Century attempt.

Do you name your bikes?

I know I do, the old Royce Union is named “Lucille” and my Raleigh is named “Sir Walter”. My wife has named the trike the “Pick-up Truck”. What did you name your bikes? Inquiring Minds want to know!

National Bike Month
League of American Bicyclists
http://bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/
May is National Bike Month™
The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 15-19 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 19.
For Bike to Work Week 2006, the League is proud to partner with Shimano American Corporation and Rodale.
This is the official site for National Bike Month™. Check the events section often to see what bike month and bike to work week events are going on in your community. If you would like to submit your event information to be posted on this site, email it to elizabeth@bikeleague.org. Please make sure you write, "Bike Month Event" in the subject line of the email.
This section from the League of American Bicyclists website
©2006 League of American Bicyclists

A proposed Brevet,
"The Hoosier Hellride"
I have a route from Lafayette, Indiana to Cincinatti, Ohio. I'd like some feedback on how to organize a Brevet. The route is 205 miles. It looks like it might make for a challenging double century ride. Tentatively, I'd like to call it "The Hoosier Hellride". I can't offer the scenery of the Tetons, but I can definately offer good country air and a range of terrain!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Spinner Saturday

G'day all! Well, here it is, another Spinner Saturday! Still wairting on some of the data, but things are looking good. My miles for the week are 101. This IS counting the century ride I did Sunday, though. Rain has kept me from putting more than a mile on the new bike! Looks possible for a ride tomorrow though I hope!

Friday, May 12, 2006

If you've ever had a question about Endurance......

Here is the article for you! Mags is an aspiring Olympic Cyclist for Norway, and has often given me invaluable advice.....before I even asked it! His articles are well thought out and informative. His blog is high on my recommended reading list if you are a cyclist who wants to improve performance.

Not much riding here this week, only a mile since I got my Raleigh. It seems that a low pressure system is trapped over the Great Lakes and is dumping rain on us here in Indiana. The weather tomorrow is supposed to be "Chance" of showers, but we know the accuracy of the weather forecasters! I'm not knocking them, but I wish they COULD be a bit more accurate! If I get a ride in tomorrow, I'll be ecstatic!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

My Raleigh is HOME!!!!!!





Here it is, in all it's glory! This is a showroom condition 1988 Raleigh Pursuit. It still has the original tires in great shape! I don't think there are 5 miles on this bike! $20.00 in a yard sale! It rides sweet, too!

I have my semesters Grades

Anatomy and Physiology 102: B
Microbiology: A
Math: B
Psych 201, Developmental: A
Cumulative GPA: 3.87

I lost my 4.0 from last semester, but given the fact I missed so much of this semester due to the Hernia blowing out, I'll take it! It's still in the honors category. I know one thing, A&P 102 is a hell of a lot harder than 101! Rather than rote learning, there was a lot af analysis and labwork. It was truly challenging and a lot of fun!

I have been considering a change in course, by the way. Rather than RN, I've been thinking about going into Psychology. I am still planning to get the RN License, but am planning on transferring to a 4 year program after my Associates degree to prep for PhD or PsyD Psychology. I honestly think I can do more in the field of working with eating disorders as a PhD or PsyD Psychologist. I honestly wouldn't mind a little input here, by the way!

Monday, May 08, 2006

First Spinner Report of May!




Here they are! We had a banner month in April, by the way, nearly 5000 mile total for all of us. Let's top that figure in May! We're well on our way though to doing just that!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

100 Miles Today!


I planned a century and I did it! Around Mile 80, I was to the point of "Why am I doing this?". That was the closest I came to making the call of shame. This is going to be a short post, today, I'm going in to take a nap! I earned it!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

I Just Got a New (to me!) Bike!

It's a late 80's Raleigh fast touring bike. Reynolds 531 Alloy. It's maybe a centimeter or two too short on the top tube, but that can be adjusted for. The guys over at Hodson's Bay are going through it, and I'll have the bike back Thursday for the first post tuneup ride. I had them work on it because it's been in storage for about 5 years and everything is a bit still. No corrosion, and immaculate red paint! This bike is GORGEOUS....Lugged frame and everything. I'll post a pic when it get's home! Now all I need to do is figure out what to name her.

The first Spinner Saturday of Summer


Larry Niven summed it up best with his acronym TANJ! "There ain't no justice"! Here it is, the first Saturday of Summer Break, and I wake up at 5:45 AM! Well, it's Spinner Saturday and it's time to report the miles, so here goes.... My miles AND Mrs Stormcrowe as well this week thus far: 10 miles We got a nice little 10 miler in Friday afternoon. This won't be the cap for me, I'll be riding some today and tomorrow I'm trying for a century. Well, I'm all kitted out and getting ready for breakfast and coffee. Til Monday, have a great one and when you turn in the miles, seperate last weeks and this weeks miles, so I can keep the graphs accurate between April and May.


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Situational Awareness and The Cyclist

or how not to be a street pizza!

Situational awareness is always necessary if you are going to ride a bike in traffic. The best method I know is to pretend you are invisible. Assume the driver in the 2-3 ton steel box just cannot, for whatever reason, see you. In a perfect world, all drivers would be aware of everything going on around them at all times. Unfortunately, and sadly, this isn't the case. Here are some basic guidelines I try to go by:
  • Wear bright colors, be visible.
  • If riding in bad weather, use a blinkie set. (Flashing LED Taillight and Headlight.) A flashing light can be seen 5X as far as a stead light. This is especially true if riding in fog or rain.
  • Wear a helmet, preferably one that can be seen at 200 yards in headlights or the sunlight!
  • Always, ALWAYS be aware of the traffic around you, the damage you do to their vehicle is very minor in comparison to the damage they do to you!
  • Use a mirror (either handlebar or helmet mount) to be aware of traffic approaching from behind.
Follow these simple guidelines and your cycling experience will have a greater likelihood of a successful ride, vs. being a street pizza. This ALWAYS ruins your day!

I HATE FINALS!

Yes, here it is, finals week! Looking good over all, but I still hate finals. I think I'm allergic to math, by the way! Every time I take a math test or quiz, I start with a runny nose and sneezing by question 10! Botched, is there anything to this little postulate? Possibly a new allergy to add to the DSM?

I can see it now:
Mast cell and basophil activation by immunoglobulin triggered by exposure to an environment containing such allergens as equations and theorems. How about Pythagorosal Sensitivity Histamine Reaction Syndrome? (If my Math Prof sees this, she'll roll out of her chair laughing!) Ironically, it's only math tests that do this to me. I've tried sitting near other people instead of the person I usually sit near, so it's not her perfume! I believe that can be eliminated. All I can say is that I guess I really am allergic to mathmatics! It might make for an interesting federally funded study, eh? I've seen far more frivolous studies!
By the way, let me know what you think of the multimedia I have below!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A Year in the Life: Runaway Train!

With a big thanks to Geddy Lee for the swipe of the song "Runaway Train".
Now to add in a Mrs Stromcrowe guest spot, Take it away, Mrs Stormcrowe:
Hello to everyone out in blog land. It is the Mrs here. I am out of the hospital. I am very tired still but I am doing better than I thought I would be at this time. The mass that was and still is in my lung is just very heavily inflamed nodes. On the xray the inflamation looked somewhat fishy, hence the mass. I am floating on cloud nine for not hearing anything bad. Biopsy is NEGATIVE. Storm and myself are very happy on that one point are extremely glad.

I still have the pneumonia though and probably for some time yet. That and the inflamation can be delt with an antibiotic. That makes Storm and myself very happy for this.

I want to Thank each and everyone of you for your best wishes and kind words for me. I do appreciate this to no end. If I keep this up I will end up flooding the room. I am also a great big crybaby at this time.

Again, Thank You to eveyone what you have said and done is so very kind. I had better go for now before I end up writing a book and I have been known to do that every now and then.

Peace and Good will to all
Big and Bigger Bear Hugs to everyone
The Mrs

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