Man 09 has not been my year! Sart it out with open heart surgery then finaly heal up from that and find out I have COPD, then on my first race of the season feeling strong and sitting in the top twenty I swing wide on a turn hit a hole, and super man myself too three fractured ribs WTF? Three weeks on the trainers still sore and I have a great race at Hillsboro little mud flat and I`m on it mid pack from the back row! Halloween feeling good warm up is great I love the course, first lap ad I`m in the top ten rounding lap two and my lower back is killing me what is going on I`m dropping, I feel week and cant hardly turn the pedals my first DNF, I think its my heart I change and drive home, still hurting and sick to my stomache we go to hospital MRI shows seven kidney stones waiting to pop out! OUCH! Now surgery to remove them.... I canot wait till 2010 to start it is going to be my year!