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Tim Gudsell - Getting Back in the Saddle
12 Jun, 2010

Hi all,

Itís been a blustery couple of days here on the cote díazur, with high winds creating havoc along the coast.  Though back in the hills it has been a little calmer so what better reason to do a little climbing.

So itís been almost nine weeks since my arm has been in plaster and as you imagine Iím itching to get it off.  Though as always the rehab does not end here.  Having your wrist immobilised for 9 weeks, means one pretty lean, weak joint.  So there will be a fair bit of work ahead still.

In saying this the past 3 weeks have been somewhat more enjoyable than the 4 before that spent pounding away on the erg. My weeks have been filled with gym sessions, pilates, and 3-4 hours in the saddle most days.  Fair to say Iíve been swinging on and off the back of the group on the climbs as the rest of the boys prepare for the Tour of Swiss, though the coffee shop in Ventimiglia has never been too far away either.

Also my girlfriend Sarah and I have been making the most of our new living arrangements this year just 5km from the Italian boarder.  The fresh food and coffee seems to be often half in price and double in goodness.  Somehow the Italians just seem to do coffee that much better, and itís not overpriced like many other places in the world.  70c espressoís now thatís what a coffee should cost isnít itÖ

So apart from my daily caffeine fix things have been pretty low key around here, depending on drís orders tomorrow we will then know when the cast comes off.  Bringing me into the next phase of rehab which I will update you on very soon.

Thanks for reading,

Cheers

Tim

Hereís a pic from the bunch one day this week, Simon Gerrans (Sky) is taking the pic, Me, Ritchie Port (SaxoBank) Mark Renshaw (HTC) Cameron Wurf (Androni Giocattoli) Wez Sulzberger (FDJ) Tom Boonen (Quickstep) and Thor Hushovd (Cervelo)

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