Julian Dean Diary
Hi all. Most of you have probably given up on this site by now? Julz has been less than efficient at updating his diary over summer. There?s always so much for him to do while we?re back home in NZ. He?s been busy going out for the odd surf or six, lapping up what sun has been on offer, diligently pedalling the heinously lumpy NZ road chip, and hopefully it goes without saying that Tanner, our now 8 month old, has been absorbing all time in between any compulsory summer activities!
So now with the fun of a NZ summer/off-season well and truly behind Julz, he has already clocked his first race of the season, the South Australian Tour Down Under. That came and went really. No excitement there for him. He wasn?t tearing the legs off anyone but then that wasn?t his game plan either. He went with only the expectation of getting some good ground work laid for the season. Which he did.
While over in Aussie, he decided that it might be a plan to come back to NZ and follow up with the Wellington Tour. We were scheduled to head back to
So as it often happens when Julz makes a smart decision, a spanner is promptly fired into the works and as soon as he arrives home from
Off he trotted to
The race kicked off on Wednesday with a miserably wet and windy evening citerium. He had two near misses in the first 10 minutes, decided there was no way he was gonna risk crashing so he sat up and got lapped about 20 minutes into the race. Day one over! That night he was feeling very uncomfortable with his abdominal pain and decided he?d do something about it?.
?But not till he?d raced Day Two of the Wellington Tour. After completing the double stage day, the pain finally won out and last night I got a phone call from Julz at
So anyway, they didn?t operate last night coz they weren?t sure whether it was bad enough?. Funnily enough, he was no better today and so after further examinations, it was decided that the gall bladder was actually the culprit. This evening, they operated and while fossicking around in there the surgeon was greeted by not only an angry gall bladder but an angry appendix too so they were both removed?.
And that?s it for now?.We?ve had to postpone our departure date again and until the surgeon has talked to Julz tomorrow, we won?t know when he?ll be well enough to travel long-haul or get back on the bike?.
And just when you all thought Julz?s crap luck had run out!!!!!
Most used quote of my day, ?Awwwwwww, no way. You?re kidding?.....?
PS. Day Three of the Wellington Tour was ridden under clear blue skies and in a sweltering heat!