Friday, August 14, 2009

August 2009

I can't believe summer is almost over. So, my accomplishment thus far with cycling since the accident: Grand Tour, low land double. It was a grand experience. Currently, involved with the Fall Season TNT cycle program for Solvang and Tucson. As for my heal time, I am recovering well from the bone grafts. Next stage: removal of teeth in preparation for my implants.

In preparation for training for a tough double for 2010. Some of us are thinking of initiating a team: "Team Cranky". thus far, Steve, Gil, Mike, Rick, Yvonne, and Susie.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cinderella with Luna Chix team, April 04, 2009

Thus far, I had been able to cycle the TNT Solvang Century and follow Roger's plan of training. I started back the first week in March.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Susie's latest crash/update: Feb. 2, 2009 (3 weeks post)

Oct. 2008, I started my Wenzelcoaching with Roger for the Triple Crown once again for 2009. This time, one of my goals of the triple crown, was to tackle DMD.

Training was going well until the day of my training ride per se on Jan. 9, 2009. I thought that I would do a push spin on the foster city bike trail and meet Shelly and Grace. I was about 200-feet from the meeting point.

No memory what so ever, bike crash at Kincaid's. A worker at Kincaid's called 911. I was transported EMS to Stanford (my bike was safe with police and then, Shelly/Grace). I received a fracture mandible, fracture right cheek and fracture Rt. perioribial. My first surgery was 01/09/09 and then, 01/14/09. Recovery overall is going well; minimal swelling and ecchymosis.

Pain is manageable with vicodin elixir and vino. I started walking at the Dish to maintain.

One good thing: lost 11 pounds and have more to go.

I have been truly blessed with family/friends; emails; cards;flowers; homemade soups/meals; well wishes.

My bike has no obvious damages per se. It is being taken care of by the boys at "Bespoke Cycles".

I am thankful to my guardian angels as it could have been alot worse. When I returned to the crime scene, I was ..... the uneven pavement, poles, obstacles, cliffs and water. I have my mental faculties, my mobility, and bodily functions. Thank you to my inner force and the spirits above.

Hugs to you all.

Susie aka bumpster aka crash.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


This is my month. #50!!

Nov. 2, spent the day to self and then with my Lunachix team.

Nov. 8/9, off to Windsor/Healdsburg with friends from CCC.

Solvang TNT Kick off is this weekend as well.

Took my fixie on her first maiden voyage this past Thurs. What a different concept: constant pedaling and have to use your legs to stop and plan more so.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Susie's New fixie

One can never have to many bikes.

These bikes works you in different ways.


Susie's Latest Adventures

Sept., I took more time off the bike for recovery and preparations for Rick/Susie's big day.

Oct., starting my base training for the 09 Triple Crown.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sept. 9, 2009: Lance Armstrong is to return to the TdF

Press Release: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas: September 9, 2008
Today, Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and cycling champion, released the following statement regarding his return to professional sports:

"I am happy to announce that after talking with my children, my family and my closest friends, I have decided to return to professional cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden. This year alone, nearly eight million people will die of cancer worldwide. Millions more will suffer in isolation, victims not only of the disease but of social stigma. After the passage of Proposition 15 in Texas, a $3 billion investment in the fight against cancer which is helping to make this disease part of the national dialogue in America, it's now time to address cancer on a global level."

Mr. Armstrong will discuss his cycling program and an international LIVESTRONGTM strategy on September 24th in New York City at the Clinton Global Initiative. A video statement by Mr. Armstrong is available at

About the Lance Armstrong Foundation

The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) unites people through programs and experiences to empower cancer survivors to live life on their own terms and to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. The LAF focuses on cancer prevention, access to screening and care, research and quality of life for cancer survivors. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the LAF has raised more than $260 million for the fight against cancer. Join 60 million LIVESTRONG wristband wearers and help make cancer a national priority. Unite and fight cancer at