Tuesday, July 25, 2006

In other news..

Well, no "BIG" news yet. I'm still waiting to hear from Grad School...I really hope I hear this week, it would be a big weight lifted off my back. I don't know why I get so nervous during the waiting game, it's not like I can do anything about it now. I did everything I could to get in, I can't think of anything I could have done better or differently. Sigh, and wait more.

We're supposed to leave tomorrow for WI!! My fingers are still numb, though, after only a 6 hour race?! Sure this might be normal after a 24 hour but I am going to replace my Jones bars with Aerus carbon risers tonight and hope it solves my issues. On that note, I no longer have an Ti on my bike..and I really liked how it smoothed out my ride. I'm looking for a good (and affordable) straight Ti seatpost. The American Classic Ti post Eddie bought me is nice but it's setback, and my Wobble-Naught blueprint requires a straight post.

See many of you at 9 mile this weekend!!


Blogger IF Chicks said...

Hi Namrita,
Numbness is a sign of nerves being pinched somewhere along their path from spine to fingers.

Are all your fingers numb ? Ring and pinkie are related to ulnar nerve and thumb/middle/ring are median nerve. You could have constriction of both these nerves along arm, around arm/chest, neck muscles (tight scalenes) or cervical vertabrae (not as likely if you didn't have accident).

I would try out your new bar setup before 24 hr event and make sure you are making the numbness worse.

I had some pinkie/ring finger numbness that took a while to go away (tight chest/neck area seemed to be my issue).

good luck in WI,
kerry combs

1:47 PM  
Blogger Arleigh said...

Nam -

Which ti seatpost have you tried? Moots isn't too insane I mean it is insane but it's ti...

Do you get a good break on deals at your lbs?

9:37 PM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...

hey arleigh,

i had the American Classic ti post...never tried any other ones. LBS deals--no, I wish :(

you're the second one to suggest the moots one. i should check it out..

2:58 PM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...

thanks kerry, you are right.

i was able to find a flat bar today in WI and it feels good..hopefully it helps my finger numbness, it sure seems to feel better on my back too.

thanks for the luck, i need it! :-)

3:03 PM  

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