Tyler Hamilton Diary

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02/6/2006| 0 comments
by Tyler Hamilton

Tyler Hamilton Diary

I've been in Europe training since my hearing concluded on the 10th.

Colorado, USA: Thanks for checking in regarding my case. As soon as we have a verdict or any information regarding the outcome, I will let fill you in. I really appreciate all the support and well wishes. I was out riding yesterday and a school bus driver shouted ?good luck? to me from his window as I rode by. I?m very appreciative of the amount of interest there is in the outcome of the case, and how many of you have reached out to say you haven?t forgotten about us. Thanks for making us feel like we are not alone in this.


I?ve been in Europe training since my hearing concluded on the 10th. The weather has been a little iffy but it?s felt good to be over there and among friends I haven?t seen in a while. I?ve been trying to shake the cobwebs out of my legs and keep busy over the last few weeks. Riding has been pretty therapeutic for me. I guess you could say cycling is good for the body and the mind.


I wish I could say the same for my teeth. I few years ago, I mangled all my molars in the Tour of Italy clenching down while contending with an injury. I had to have eleven teeth capped as a consequence. Recently we discovered all those caps had to be replaced. It appears my bad habit of taking out pain and stress on the old chompers has caught up with me once again.


I departed for Europe with a temporary set of molars because I was still waiting for the permanent replacements to come in. I?ll spare you the details of what it?s like to dig through a croissant looking for your falsies. Just trust me when I say these things are a pain. I tried pulling off a glove with my teeth while riding the other day and pulled out my teeth instead. I had to turn around and search 100 foot area of dirt road for them. But I found them and just as a precaution secured them with a little super glue after that episode. Hopefully my dentist isn?t reading this. Needless to say, I?m looking forward to getting my real teeth in as soon as possible.


Back home in Colorado, we?re kicking off our second annual online auction for the Tyler Hamilton Foundation. It?ll be active throughout the whole month of February at: THF's 2nd Annual Online Auction.


There are lots of amazing things to bid on, thanks to the generosity of a number of great folks and business throughout the country. Proceeds from the auction will help us fulfil our mission and continue to empower people through cycling. So check it out, shop and support a good cause!


Sorry for the short update. I promise to be a lot better about keeping you in tune. I appreciate all of you sticking with me. I'll announce the verdict as soon as we have it.


Thanks for reading.


Tyler Hamilton

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