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Cycling
By miker2 (Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 03:41:11 PM EST) ironman, triathlon, world championships, kuota, zipp, smokin fast krauts (all tags)
Stormin' Normann smokes the Queen K highway and sets a new record.


I've been watching the live INTARWEB stream of todays Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawai'i while my formally ruptured appendix heals up.

Normann Stadler (GER), riding a Kuota Kalibur with Zipp 606's with Vittoria Corsa Evo CX tires, sets a new Kona course record of 4:18:23.

Damn.

26.007mph AVG for 112 miles.

As of right now, he's got under under 5K with a 2 minute lead on Chris McCormack (AUS) and Faris Al-Sultan (GER).

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So you're still alive, then? by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #1 Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 05:12:48 PM EST

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Yeah by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #2 Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 05:45:41 PM EST
What's with this cliffhanger crap? "His appendix exploded!!!" followed by weeks of silence.
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I am a terrible nurse by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun Oct 22, 2006 at 05:29:17 AM EST
He was discharged last Sunday. I also learned way too much about his hospital roommates.

After taking him home to the hospital, his dad and I shared and exciting afternoon getting his prescriptions filled, going grocery shopping, etc. His dad doesn't appreciate my driving.

I stayed with him at his place urging him to take percocet and get some sleep. He still has a number left.

Wednesday night his wound was reddish and puffy and I didn't realize how bad it was infected. He had a Dr. appointment on Thursday where his wound cleaned up and where he found out that his stomach muscles were not cut during the operation (which is good).

Yesterday he enjoyed Indian food and [REDACTED].

"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB

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My bad... by miker2 (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Oct 22, 2006 at 05:55:51 AM EST
I've been resting all week.  I'll be working on a proper write up.

Ah, sociopathy. How warm, how comforting, thy sweet embrace. - MNS
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