Progress Update

by Rant April 6, 2014

Getting a bit quiet in these parts. I haven’t inhabited this space for more than a couple of months now. Time flies, I guess. Six months ago today, on a day with similar weather (minus the morning rain), I went out for what I thought would be a nice fifty-mile circuit of one of my […]

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Getting More “Hip” By The Day

by Rant January 27, 2014

It’s about time I put something new out, isn’t it? Yesterday was 16 weeks since my accident, and I’m doing better. For the last two weeks, I’ve been able to put 50% weight on my right leg (that’s 50% of my body weight, or an equal distribution of weight on both legs if I stand […]

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More Hip Tales

by Rant December 7, 2013

Two months into my recovery from a broken hip, I’ve learned a few things. First, even though my hip got pinned back together, and even though you might have heard that it takes 6 to 8 weeks for a bone to heal, sometimes it takes a whole lot longer. I had my 8-week follow-up visit […]

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Four Years to Life

by Rant November 16, 2013

Athletes who are doping better hope that if they get caught, it happens sometime between now and the beginning of 2015. Why? Because in just over a year, the ban for a first doping offense will double — from the current two years to four years. So what will that accomplish? Well, as an Associated […]

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Hip Tales

by Rant October 31, 2013

The last time I posted here, I had two functional hips. And then, a few weeks ago, not. Going out on a solo Sunday morning ride, I was looking to put in about 50 miles. I made it about 6.5 before disaster struck. Some rain storms passed through our area a couple or three hours […]

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Ramblin’ On

by Rant September 3, 2013

More than a few interesting stories out there at the moment. Here are a few that I’ve run across. Oldest Known Doper? Long-time reader William Schart posted a link to this story in a comment on the previous post. Turns out an 80-year-old masters weightlifter named Don Ramos tested positive for steroids and will now […]

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