Saturday, July 23, 2011

Update... no ride.

Seemed to be pulling out of my pedals a lot recently... apparently worn cleats were the cause:

Look Delta... ole skewl.

Went to Sports Basement to get some new ones - they were $15 but the Basement had a sale on new pedals that came with cleats, so I decided it was time for a change.  The old pedals were close to 10 years old and I start to mistrust weight bearing components at that age - plus they always squeaked... Adam says his Shimano pedals never squeak so I chose them pretty much on that criteria... and the sale price.





Put on the cleats and mounted the pedals and looked forward to the WNR... but THEN..............

Staphylococcus lugdunensis paid me a visit.  Saw the dermatologist the previous Monday and he said I could get sick pretty quickly if it went beyond skin abscesses, and he gave me some pills... well last Monday morning I came home early from work feeling rotten, slept until about 7pm, and woke up with an awful fever.  Wife called Dr. Derm and he said "Get that guy to the ER." So there I spent the next four hours downloading IV fluids and medicines, getting a chest X-ray and blood cultures.  Sometimes this stuff can get into your heart lining and... well, impede your cycling performance pretty bad... so good thing Dear Wife brought me in.



The "delirious" shot.

So as of today, I'm feeling much better but not really up to Diablo Standard so I've been sleeping late and taking lots of pills and hoping to click in to my new pedals soon.

7 comments:

Unknown said...

With all the pictures of road kill, I thought we'd get some graphic images of your infection, but I can only assume it is in a non-presentable area. Hope to see you back on two wheels again soon! BTW, i have the ultegra and 105 versions of those SPD-SL pedals and simply love them-- quiet and trustworthy. -Ben

Diablo Scott said...

Ha! Well, not exactly Diablo Porn, the skin lesions are on my chest and abdomen and under my arms. I do see however, the parallel between the macabre fascination with road kill and pustular epidermal nasticitis.

Unknown said...

I see you are still "in recovery" so I'll just keep commenting on your last post-- Ya know when you do a triathlon, you are supposed to switch to running shoes after the ride. Jeez it looks like you went bouldering in those old cleats! -Ben

Anonymous said...

Hey, wish you a speedy recovery, dude! I miss the vicarious weekly ride up Diablo.

Scott S said...

Get out of there!!
They'll poke you with needles and stick stuff in your mouth.

Them hospitals just ain't healthy...

Anonymous said...

Dude, use cleat covers. Better yet, switch to mountain bike pedals (like Shimano SPDs).

Rick said...

Scott,
Way out of touch - did not know about your infection! Take all those pills that the Dr. gave you and kill those bugs dead! BTW, thanks for cheering at the F&F race in P-town!