Monday, April 18, 2011

Time for reflection

What I have done to pay da bills has been to keep 'things' running. moving up the food chain and today I am foreman of the Technician/Electrician shop for an Electric Utility that I have worked for the last 34 years.

When a device breaks down and quits doing what we would like it to do, I always say that it was no accident. It's failure occurred because we didn't do what was necessary to keep it running. Improper care and maintenance occurred somewhere along the line. The malfunctioning equipment was precisely obeying the laws of physics when it had it's break down. Perhaps it ran too long, or not enough cooling, or misalignment, insufficient lubrication, among many other possible causes for failure.

And so is the bio mechanics of our bodies.

I checked back on some of my past blogging and seems I didn't pay enough attention to all the reports I had coming in for a predicable failure.
Shoulder blogging..............among others.

Jan 29th
I didn't see the rut right in front of me, I didn't have time to react, my front tire kicked sideways throwing the bike and me to the right. I bounced hard on my right shoulder and head.  This one hurt. My arm, neck, hand, and shoulder ached. I climbed back on the bike. I had 5 miles to go. My neck stiffened up and I could not turn my head.

Feb 5th
nursing some sore shoulders

March 6th
Shoulders are the same, both sore, but tolerable

March 12th
shoulders are a bit beat up

So seems I let wisdom go out the window on this one and didn't read the reports coming in.

Tomorrow, I see the neurologist. Tests are going to be done on nerve conductivity to determine where the numbness in my hands is coming from.

I've often heard said to me, " How can you ride so many miles on a bicycle it's 90 + degrees out and blistering sun? " Or it's a blizzard outside, what are you nuts?"
Life is much easier on bike. When all you have to worry about is the next pedal rotation. Nothing else matters. Dealing with life's issues is the real challenge,

"If we don't change our direction we'll likely end up where we're headed."

Talk at ya later.


Craig said...

Does this mean you're going to start riding a recumbent?

MrDaveyGie said...

ummm, hope not Craig, I love the 'two wheel zip' my plans are to get er fixed, and get ride more. :-)

Craig said...

Good luck! Hope the doc gets you all fixed up.

Dan O said...

Good luck getting things worked out. Make sure your doctor "gets" riding and doesn't recommend the rocking chair.

My doc is a triathlete - cool guy - knows you gotta keep moving.

I'm sure with a few tweaks, you'll be back in action.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Fix it right and then ride. Sometimes we gotta be off the bike so we can ride more.

mrbill said...

The best to you Dave, good luck with the shoulders, my uneducated opinion, stay out of the drops.

dawn marie giegerich said...

You always come back, little brother, you are the phoenix of physical impairments, you will rise and fly again.

MrDaveyGie said...

Thank you thank you thank you everyone ya'll so sweet.
Neurologist tests today determined I have a pinched nerve in both wrists. See surgeon for shoulder and wrist issues this Tuesday