Monday, May 18, 2009

When Metal and Tissue Meet

So I was moutnain biking in the backwoods of colorada' and...

I was going off this big cliff for real and I had done it like two minutes before but I was still real scared so when I landed I didn't make the sharp turn left and my bike went into a rock. I had put the bike in front of me to go off this cliff so when it stopped, my body went into the back of the bike which was all fine and great except that metal is harder than fat so the lever went through the medial side of my thigh . I looked down and saw my bright yellow fat and a white thing coming out of my leg and was like oh shit that should hurt but it doesnt really I must be in shock. and then I thought, I wonder if I can still go off that jump at the bottom (I couldn't).

so then I had to ride all the way down the effing mountain to our campsite. Rachel was sleeping so we woke her up and then rode even farther down to where the truck was then drove 35 minutes which seemed like forever to the hospital. I was like, can I have some pain medecine and some stiches but not a lot because I don't have health insurance so please give me the cheap stuff. they were like , 'you should never put a tournaquit (sp**) around your leg like that' a big bruise had formed where we wrapped the belt around my leg.

so then they sewed me up and Rachel's boyfriend bought me a sandwich with bacon and I ate it and went to sleep.

Very exciting but now I cant ride so I am spending lots of time taking apart my bike and putting it back together and checking out Fort Collins and doing what normal people do who dont ride their bikes all day.

Turns out the lever just ate through my layer of fat (thank god I am a girl with adipose tissue on my thigh) but didnt go through the fascia of the muscle.

so that is that. Hope all is well Rose

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hearing Friday April 17th 2009

Today Adam Desjardin changed his plea. He pled guilty to one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident. He pled no contest to negligent operation. He also pled guilty to two unrelated misdemeanor drug charges (down from five felonies). I was interviewed by Channel 3 and Fox 44 but I was not in a great mood to speak my mind. I just kind of broke down.

This weekend, I, along with the rest of UVM Cycling, am going down to Hanover to race. Collegiate Cycling is a real blast--the perfect way to ease into the season, weather you are recovering from an accident or starting to bike race. It should be really nice down there. I have been doing some nice riding this past week with people from around. It sure beats riding by myself.
The last couple of weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital getting surgeries and what have you. I like bike riding way more than going under the knife.

Take care. Go outside.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January 21

Yes. Finally a new president. Went ski racing today. Every time I race, I imagine a bike race. I am skiing my way back into shape. I know I am getting in shape because man oh man it is hard. I got all the ingredients though: competition, skis, snow, competition, competition, and support. Sometimes it is hard because there is really no one I know really closely who has been through the same thing. Yet there is always the feeling of the whole bike community. I can't help but think we are all in it together, and I just drew the short stick. I hope no one else ends up it like I did. It is too hard for anyone to have to go through. I can handle it though because I get a lot of help.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Update: January 7th

Hello all,
I Hope the New Year has found you well. I am determined to get back to racing now, no matter how hard it is. I kind of forgot that feeling of stepping off the pavement onto your pedals. It is kind of like flying. I went to Florida and as anxious as I was to ski, I was even more eager to ride my bike. Man, and as sweet as riding is racing is where it's at. I used to not even understand people who didn't race. It is nice to take a step back but right now I am going to concentrate on getting better at biking fast. Cheers,

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Wow it has been so long. I don't know how all those internet bloggers update daily. There is so much more life to be lived. Speaking of living life, I rode rollers today. Although this sounds dismal, it was a skill which I had to re-conquer to convince myself I am recovering. I did it no handed (Look ma, no hands!) and yes, I rode 'em no handed one footed. yeah! To those who have not heard of rollers, they are device used to ride indoors which requires balance and suppleness (
Now, I return to the fifty-something page grant proposal I am reading.