Saturday, March 24, 2007

#165 Scan Man

Don't you think other people's injuries and other people's dreams rather boring? Well be bored now 'cos I'm still suffering (#162) with the same pinched nerve in my lower back that's sending pain down my left leg.

Been gulping enough medication to win the Tour de France (anti inflams, steroids, relaxants, mega vit B, etc) and as my douleur has not gone away I've just had a MRI scan in this rather super scanning machine that cost (my insurance company) loadsa dough to use.

Now have to wait to see specialist man on Tuesday for the prognosis . . . .

Saturday, March 17, 2007

#164 Spend! Spend! Spend!

I've rejoined the consumer society. Can't stop buying stuff. Look at this water bottle, but its not just any old water bottle carried by a lowly Italian Gregario in the wake of his team leader. No this is a Camelback! It's a hydration solution! Beat that!

Friday, March 16, 2007

#163 Look now Roubaix

I built a bike (#155)
For my proposed ride across Iberia (#154)
But then found the frame had a crack (#157)
So bought lovely Specialized Roubaix Pro
frame at great expense (#163)
But can't ride it yet due to (#162).
Hmmm.

#162 Pain in the butt

Pinched nerve in lower back - referred pain down left leg -
can't sit comfortably - not very nice :-(
lots of medication :-)








for the medical men among you:
Espidifem, Omeprazol, Inzitam, Myolastan

#161 New Ferry



















Here in Denia we have a ferry service to the Balearic Islands, Ibiza, Majorca etc.

Now we have a new boat, as seen here, but I understand that its going a bit further and taking a group of conquistadors in search of the New World where they hope to discover the potato - then we can enjoy some chips with our fried fish.

#160 Hello Moto











I needed a new mobile phone and these young ladies on the Motorola website suggested a RAZR V3 - so I bought one :-)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

#159 Get yer syrup here!












Some old trades just about survive in Spain. This man is touring the streets selling treacle made from the spent grapes after wine making. We used to have another moped man come round with a knife sharpening attachment on his back wheel, in fact I've just dug out a very old pic - here it is:

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

#158 20 years ago

No reason to put these pics up - except they are now in nice new frames in our downstairs room - and they remind me not to even think about entering another Ironman triathlon - ha!

#157 Look no bike!

The boys at Extrem Cycles spent the morning trying to find out why my bike was 'ticking' as I rode along. No, it wasn't dry ball bearings in the bottom bracket but a minute crack inside one of the frame's tubes :-(

Am now looking down the back of the sofa for some loose change so that I can buy a new frame. Hi ho.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Sunday, March 04, 2007

#155 A New Look

Just re-built very old LOOK frame with mostly new kit. Found some very cheap steel forks which is a bit odd on a carbon frame . . . . Best bit is a very low bottom gear (34 x 29) for crawling up those ramps which I might have danced up in my youth. Anyway, I can now start training for my ride - in five weeks time - from Lisbon to Denia.












Had a bit of a fright, my Lisbon flight ticket got cancelled due to some credit card error, but I managed to re-book the same flight only this time it was 20 euros cheaper! Ha!