New bike, new illness.

by mrpt5   February 24, 2012  

Sunday - spent pleasant hours at Rutland Cycles; felt a bit under the weather but deliberated long and hard before going home with a Madone 3.1.
Monday 4am - A&E
Thursday 5pm - Home minus a burst appendix but 4lbs lighter.
Friday 10.30am signed off for two weeks staring at the bike in my dining room.


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that's some pretty rotten luck. apart from the bit where you got a new bike Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7420 posts]
24th February 2012 - 12:13

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Ouch. Look on the bright side though, your first upgrade just shed 4lb off the total weight you need to carry!

Get well soon, the bike will still be there...

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3291 posts]
24th February 2012 - 13:12


Yeah not the best having just got your new bike, another bonus is your 4lbs lighter, give you a couple of extra seconds up a climb Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8933 posts]
24th February 2012 - 13:17

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Bad luck, get well soon!

I have a 3.1 on order myself, due 12th March, very frustrating, so we may be on the road at the same time!

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posted by _Karlos_ [65 posts]
24th February 2012 - 13:52

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Be careful with your recovery... my appendix burst in April and I was back in hospital with an infection in October... which didn't clear up so I had to have another operation in November.

Just be aware of the risks because if I was I may have avoided missing load of my first term at uni and having to have another op.

posted by ALIHISGREAT [112 posts]
24th February 2012 - 14:40

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wow a bit of a hard ride, imagine the tagline ' trek so stiff it will snap your appendix' maybe let some air out of the tyres?

posted by russyparkin [579 posts]
24th February 2012 - 22:51

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My 3.1 arrived yesterday, early, I'm so pleased!

Can't ride it today though gotta take the missus to the seaside!

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posted by _Karlos_ [65 posts]
26th February 2012 - 10:00

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Enjoy, when you get the chance. Been superb cycling weather here in Cambridgeshire so even more frustrating. Could you squeeze in a ride at the seaside?

posted by mrpt5 [54 posts]
26th February 2012 - 17:24


Fraid not, hoping to get out on it tomorrow or Tuesday Cool

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posted by _Karlos_ [65 posts]
26th February 2012 - 19:10


Rotten luck. Hope you're back in the saddle soon.

posted by Securivaj [47 posts]
26th February 2012 - 19:10