Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Letter to Guitar Ted, and what now??

"After my morning visit w/ Dr. Sundaram, my cardiologist, I regret to inform you that after sharing with him my plans for TI, he shot me down... I had been seeing him for quite awhile for chest pains and breathing problems I experienced a few months ago. I went through an ekg, echocardiogram, and finally a stress test due to my mitral valve being delayed or missing on occasion. Though I passed the stress test with flying colors he said I should sit this year out, even though I feel great. Anyway, I still plan on riding my arse off and doing some racing this year, just not trans iowa. Let me know what lucky participant gets my spot- as they had better make a good showing! As for volunteering, I am undecided. We have our IMB IORCA race that weekend that I was going to delegate out to someone to help run, but we will have to see. It would be nice at TI to volunteer, root the racers on, and get a sure spot next year."

I guess that gives me seventeen more months of miles behind my belt till next time....

7 comments:

Joe said...

Bummer dude....

Captain Bob said...

I know how much you wanted to ride it man but you're right, there is always the next one.

I will be happy to call you my race companion as we attempt to dominate the IORCA in 2009.

Ok, maybe not dominate.....

B I D W E L L said...

Moj- I'll live, but yeah big time bummer.

Cuz- If we can get you, Houlihan, Klenske, Casey, and anyone else from IMB/ Bike Tech we can be pretty competitive, now getting all to go SS maybe another story...

a.lo said...

Dang, I was looking forward to riding with you. Next year.

But mark your calendar, I'm going to be back in the Cedar Valley January 1 -4 and wanting to get a gravel ride together on either/or/both on the 2nd and 3rd. Interested? I need someone to lead since it's been so long I don't know if I'll be able to put together a solid ride.

B I D W E L L said...

A-lo- That sounds like a plan. I'd be definitely up for a long grinder to start out 09!

Steve Fuller said...

Dude. I had no idea. Sorry to hear you won't be racing this year :(

Paul said...

Jeremy-

I am very sorry to hear the news, but it is for the better if the doc says so! I will be running into you soon though I hope!

Paul