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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Thank goodness!!!

You know we like to have the verbal warfare with the Roaring Meeces. But they're our good friends, and all is in good fun. A really close call with former TWWer/now Roaring Meecer Julie Barott happened just recently. We wish her a speedy recovery. Get well soon Julie! Man, that is some scary she-ite.

Here's Paule's account of the incident:

Last night on our commute home, Julie was struck from behind by a car. She's doing ok and will recover fully. She had just finished an interval and was about 30' in front of me and cruising in the bike lane at about 18-20 mph. A driver in a lexus drove into the bike lane and hit her directly. I looked up in time to see the impact and Julie flying through the air. To date, this is the most horrific thing I've ever seen and continues to loop in my mind.

The driver appeared to be braking at the time of impact and had no reason for his actions. I believe he was telling the police that he tried to swerve but went the wrong way. He was remorseful and in shock. Good reaction, as I would have killed him on the spot.

When I got to Julie I though she was dead. No movement, just laying there like a rag doll, her Timbuktu bag still securely attached. I can't describe the feeling. It's not really happening, I know I was screaming, calling 911, begging Julie to talk to me, yelling at being on hold with 911, my battery on my cell going dead, seeing Julie start to move, screaming at the driver "what the fuck were you doing". I remember holding her and telling her to wake up, stay with me, don't leave me. It seemed life someone else's life at that moment. She was probably out for 15-30 seconds. Hard to say, that whole time thing is tough on adrenaline. I think her first questions were where am I, what happened, was it my fault. I'm having a very hard time even now writing this as all the emotion from the moment keeps coming up. This is the love of my life and she's laying in a fucking ditch. You don't know how precious someone is until you think they have been torn from you. I'm a very grateful person right now.

Julie has a deep bruise on her right hip and her left knee is very sore. Her helmet saved her life! Wear your damn helmets. It's broken and compressed in 5 or 6 places. She asked the same wonderful questions for about an hour. I didn't care what she asked, she was asking. She knew who I was and that was about all. Nothing broken, her right hip took most of the impact from either the car or hitting the ground. I'm not sure, shit happens real fast but slow at the same time. We came home last night about 1:00 a.m. The cops and the paramedics were great at the scene and the people in SF General ER were fantastic.

Thankfully, Julie doesn't remember doodley squat about the accident. Only finishing the interval and then being put into the ambulance. Her bike is trashed from what I can remember. We were doing intervals in the business park and Robert Mau, a guy that I know from cross racing was doing the same. He stopped at the scene on his way home and told me he would come back to get our bikes. I've got a message from him last night.

Julie is determined to attend Interbike tomorrow. I'll gladly push her around in a wheel chair, in fact I'll gratefully be pushing her around in a wheelchair. Sorry, this is so emotional. I know it's cliched, but tell whoever it is that you love them and put the petty shit aside. At any given moment, you may not have that incredible luxury and you'll want it back.

Did I mention just how grateful I am right now. Life is going to be good.


Friday, September 22, 2006

Another Separated at Birth

Lance Williams of the BALCO leaked testimony scandal and our very own Old Lady Seery. In reality though I think Scott is older than that guy...

Thursday, September 21, 2006


This may be old
but I think it's till cool

I waced my mowntain bike

It's been over a year since either of my Mt. bikes have been ridin... 2 shoulder dislocations this year made me a bit hesitant.. so I became a full time roadie this year. But, then I realized that I've done at least 2 or 3 Mt. Bike races every year for like the past dozen years or so... crap.. I can't have a lapse like that....

So to redeem myself from my own personal wuss status.... (although I'm still a wuss)... I squeezed in the last Prarie City wed night race last night(the most non-techie race there is.. perfect for roadie wusses).

It's been 10 weeks since shoulder surgery.. but I've only been riding like your typ. weekend warrior... so going out to race hurt.. I tried to keep it slow.. but there's always a carrot in front of you.. beotches!! (place: not dfl baby)

I missed racing dirt.. the vibe in Folsom is cool.

-not "gin"

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Life Quote

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming. .. 'WOW! What a Ride!' "

-H.S. Thompson

(posted by Kathleen on the main TWW list)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Where have you gone Joe Dimaggio?

This is where:

My Remodel Page

Oi. CX? Do they have a D or an F category?

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Setting the Standard for Lighting Systems

TWW's very own Kyle Brookes has developed a bike light that will be the new standard for lighting systems. Mark our words. Those big light companies are going to be shakin' in their boots (oh and probably coming out with a light somehow very similar to his once the word gets out).

Check it out at:

Get in today - remember, we warned you with Nick's concrete counters, don't miss out on this opportunity!

how to train for CX season

with all this jabber about cross this and train that I decided to get my late season training program in gear.

Oh yeah...we did ride our bikes too :)

if you want to see the rest of our training photos just click HERE

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I told myself I wasn't going to do this...

Okay, I told myself that I would not let myself fall out of shape after D-ville. Just take a short break to recharge the batteries. Unfortunately while recharging those batteries something happened... I got the approval to do the home theater. Couldn't pass up on that.

So I haven't worked out much at all in the past month, am not sleeping enough, and now am sick. Perfect start to my cross career...

Expect this blog to be updated infrequently in the next month unless other TWWers step up and post. Come on now, Lloyd, Frankie? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?