Quick update. Since my trip to the Lithotripter (kidney stone blasta machine), I have felt 100% better. By 9pm that same night I was at home eating a Jimmy John's sammich. So back on the bike I got after resting for the required 24 hours per doctor's orders. I lost 12lbs over the course of this month (much needed), however much of it I suspect was muscle.

Riding the trainer now. It hurts. But this pain is SO much better than the alternative. Planning a MTB ride this weekend near my parents house. Hoping its nice and muddy.

I'm back bitches!

My indoor pain-sweat-and-tears set-up.

Here is the busted up kidney stone I pizzed out. Imagine all those pieces put together
to form essentially one rock. It's still unfathomable to me that something this small
can cause the most unbearable pain I've ever felt in my life. Hoping my urologist can
pinpoint what the make-up of it is so I can change what I'm doing to cause them
so they never, ever come back again.


  1. Glad to see you are back. I think I heard some where about drinking vinegar to help with the stones, but that might have been for gall stones.

  2. The picture of that stone is disturbing dude. Looks like a Kinetic road machine? I love mine. Smooth and quiet. Can't wait to go barf up a lung on the Barry course next weekend!

    - Longest