Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tony Killing it @ Valley City RR

Injury Update

I was racing at the OMBC race at Caesar’s Creek when I wrecked. The race started normal enough. I went into the single track in 3rd. The first lap was uneventful. It was a 9-mile, technical single-track loop. I was in 5th place after the first lap. I started to recover after the second lap. About half way through I caught two guys and passed them. I hit a technical downhill, which I cleared. Then on the bottom section of single-track, I must have lost my concentration and hit a rock. This catapulted me over the bars, slamming my shoulder into the ground. It hurt a lot. After about a few minutes, I walked out to the road and I knew something was wrong with my shoulder. I had to ride back to the start/finish area, which was about 6-8 miles away, via the road. By the time I got back to the car my teammate Rudy was there and helped me get ice on my shoulder. The emergency room doctor, that had been in the race, thought that I had just separated my shoulder, but I needed to go to the ER to get an x-ray. Fortunately, my wife Lori was there to drive me home. So we went to the emergency room at Akron General where I was diagnosed after an x-ray with a glenoid fracture of the left shoulder. I followed up on Monday with Dr. Thompson, an orthopedic surgeon. He confirmed the glenoid fracture with a cat scan. His recommendation was to let it heal. No surgery was needed because of where the fracture was. Upon following up this week with Dr. Thompson, he said the shoulder was progressing well and that I can start riding again this week. I should be able to start racing by the end of September. Overall, it’s not a bad outcome considering the injury, but I will miss the last National Ultra Series race, which will bump me out of first place and I’ll miss the chance of racing against Floyd Landis. But it will help me for cyclo-cross season because I will be fresher at Nationals and I’m very motivated right now.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

CX practice

Shawn Adams and FS Concepts Coaching
Presents Open Cyclocross Practice at Reagan Park

When: Every Thursday at 5:30pm starting September 20th 2007

What: Bring your cross or mtb bike for a fun training technique and practice session with October Research/ Lake Effect and FS Concepts Cycling Coach Shawn Adams.

Who: Anyone that wants to improve his or her cross bike riding or just wants to have fun. Open to any and everyone!

Location: Reagan Park is located off East Reagan Parkway in Medina. It is 1/2 mile North of Weymouth Road (aka Route 3), meet at the Pavilion.

More info:
Shawn Adams @ 330.592.6934



Stu at the finish of the cheat mtn. 100.

Monday, August 20, 2007


When you race, you wreck. I raced and I wrecked. My shoulder took the hit. I find out tomorrow how long I will be out.

Friday, August 17, 2007


Well I am in. This is my coaching and racing blog. Here we go.