Thursday, June 4, 2009

Racing results, good MRI, etc.

Hello everyone,

I have not been posting much lately and I aplogize for that. Been a bit crazy here with the new stuff Sloan has me on.
Racing is a bit tough, I managed to finish the first EFTA event and then raced Bear Brook this past weekend. Teamate John kicked butt and won with a great ride, I was only about forty minutes behind him and wound up lucky thirteenth. :)

I had no legs or strength after the second lap and lost tons of time, not that it made a big difference in the long run.

This past tuesday, 6-2-09 had a follow up MRI to see how the chemo's working on the brain and apparently it's doing the job. My nuerologist was very happy with results and shrinkage of the tumor growth.
Right after that news I was taken to another section of the hospital for my second round of this chemo, only four more after tuesday. It is two months between treatments so this will continue until about march of next year.

For now, i'll train (ride) when I can and race as much as I can, just a bit whooped from this new stuff. First round wasn't too bad but this second round is kicking my ass.
Oh well, still planning a mtn bike ride with my bud Sean in the morning, he won't make me ride too hard.

All is well and thank you for the positive emails and thoughts.

Michael Patrick


rick is! said...

keep chugging along mike. see you soon.

Raineman said...

Great to see Sunday Mike.

Anytime ya wanna ride the quarries let me know. It'll be technical.

Wheels said...

Glad to hear you've been towing the line again. Hopefully our paths will cross in July. I've been letting the real world get too much in the way of my racing!

Mike Patrick (Mikeee P) said...

Hang in there man. Just happened to be playing around on the internet and typed my "own" name in which is Mike Patrick. I grew up racing Motocross all over the South East. So when I saw "Owe Racing My Life" I had to click on it! Read most of your blogs, will come back and finish later (saving it for a better time). I wish you the best man - drop me an e-mail at and I'll send you a couple t-shirts from my motorcycle shop in Cocoa Florida (CycleRidersUSA). - Be cool and I look forward to hearing from you - Mike Patrick aka Mikeee P

Jason said...

Keep in goin' dude.