Monday, November 24, 2008

Recovery Road.

The journey back has been slower than anticipated. I did spend come time in the saddle last week tooling around the park. With limited peripheral vision to the left, I find myself riding very far to the right. Plus I have found out that depth perception is very helpful when on the bike. In a week I head in for another procedure that I believe will be the last. Stitches will come out and hopefully the use of two eyes.

The process has begun in the development of a small non-profit that will promote the prevention of skin cancer in cyclist. I am toying with naming it the - Domestique Foundation. More work will be done over the next few weeks.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Boulder CX #4 - Louisville, CO

Instead of racing last weekend, I stood on the sidelines and snapped a few pictures.

Only Mr. Bristol.

Preparing of an apocalyptic ride.

Crossniacs' in action.


Our racing backdrop.

Finishing Stretch.

Almost done.

Friday, November 14, 2008


came off today! Two more weeks until the eye is unstitched shut.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Back to Normal

Well, somewhat. The cancer has been removed! The reconstruction is complete. Now I just rest and try mono vision for a week. No driving or cycling until the patch comes off, so that means much planning for 2009 will be taking place.

The postcard is ready to mail for TIv5. I'll be checking the DK site regularly. Planning on running this with Rene in June (maybe). I'll be working on the Bayou Salado Enduro site and firming up a date. The GLGA will be placed on calendar.

Work will begin on putting together a non-profit to promote skin cancer awareness amongst cyclists. My dermatologist is going to assist with directing me towards some grant money.


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Are you Ready?


Michael 1, Cancer 0


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Cancer Sucks

I know that my cancer worries are nothing in comparison to many others out there. Those people will be in my thoughts as my journey toward ridding myself of this disease starts this afternoon. Mohs surgery is 99% effective in the removal of Basal cell carcinoma. My cancer is located on the eyelid which adds some minor issues as plastic surgery will follow on Thursday.

Remember to wear sunscreen, a hat, and visit your dermatologist.


Monday, November 03, 2008

More Boulder Cup

We headed north to the Republic to watch the goings on in Harlow Park. The Boulder Cup is always a joy to spectate and cheer on some of the best CX racers in the US. Georgia Gould took the women's race while Tim Johnson took the men's race.

Some images from the Men's Open Race.

Boulder Cup

Pictures from the Women's Open race in Boulder's Harlow Park.