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It’s July :: Vive le Tour

Yes it’s that time of year again! The Tour de France is now a week in, which loosely translates to I haven’t had a single conversation with the cyclist that hasn’t involved the dissection of each stage, points, jerseys, teams, accidents and GC standings. It sounds like the month of dread but to be honest I too am a fan of le Tour especially the sunflowers, castles and the antics of the spectators. It’s taken me a few years to work out the tactics employed in cycling so I will defy anyone who thinks it’s dull. I say Vive le Tour and let’s celebrate all things France – what do you think?

My le Tour finds are clockwise from top left: Vintage Yellow Recycled Bike Clock by 1.by.liz, Vive le Tour – Tour de France Cycling Decal by Slaps, Tour de France Inspired Bike Chain Bracelet by Beach BMX DesignsLe Tour de France – Fine Art Photograph (partial) by Aaron Huniu Photography

July 10, 2011 \ etsy \ 2 comments

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And So Begins Birthday Month

 
My darling husband, aka the cyclist, turns 42 today. He’s quite excited by this as up until last week he thought he was already 42 so he feels like he has won back a whole year. Just one of the many reasons I love him – if the details are not important then he doesn’t pay attention. I mean really, what is an age anyway? I admit I don’t devote much of my blog world to the cyclist – I kind of like to keep him to myself. He’s an extraordinary person who can be frustratingly grumpy and overwhelmingly thoughtful. Without exaggeration he’s so smart that I often struggle to keep up with the way his brain works. He has a quick wit and watching him with the boys is one of my favourite pastimes. Best of all, he puts up with me and after 22 years of knowing him and 11 years married to him he’s still the person I most want to spend my time with.
Happy Birthday sweetie – if you’re stuck for a new bike colour how about this one?

January 31, 2010 \ family \ 3 comments

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More Surgery

So this time the surgery is not mine. Almost 2 weeks ago my darling husband went under the knife to try and correct an injury from a motorbike accident from almost 23 years ago, which resulted in an arm that doesn’t straighten. He was in and out in a day – amazing! I’m amused though by the way surgeons now write their own cryptic messages on you before you go under. This notation, we presume, is so he got the correct elbow and we think the MD may be his initials. I especially love the ‘this way up” arrow.  I shouldn’t ask the question, but are there really surgeries being performed by the wrong surgeon on the wrong limb? And no he’s not usually that pink, it must have been whatever they doused him in prior to the op.
The stitches are now out and the torture device aka CPM (continuous passive motion) machine goes back tomorrow. Hopefully he’ll be back on the bike soon since his cycling has been the catalyst for all this discomfort.

October 21, 2009 \ family \ 0 comments - be the first

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Not My Kind of Stitching

This is my darling husband’s head after a very brief encounter with the garden shed door – no prizes for guessing who won! Due to the copious amounts of blood gushing from his head I called an ambulance – wouldn’t you? They arrived, inspected the damage, pronounced him to be fine and then unsuccessfully tried to attach two Steri Strips to his head! I convinced him to visit the doctor that evening just in case… well 6 stitches later! Now all he has to do is come up with a truly dramatic cycling story to go with the injury.

February 26, 2008 \ family \ 0 comments - be the first

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Meet Team Resolution

This is Team Resolution of which my darling husband is a member. As I write they are making their way home from Jindabyne on Day 3 of the Hartley Cycle Challenge 2007. It’s an amazing feat to ride over 400km in 3 days and I’m so proud of him and his team. His training started in May and I have sometimes felt like a cycle widow and this weekend I have a renewed appreciation for single mothers. It’s all been worth it though – I have a fit, healthy and happy husband. What more could you want?

November 24, 2007 \ family \ 0 comments - be the first

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