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April 20, 2010 Jose Is Back! Back In The Saddle! Back On The Bike! Back!

Updated on April 26, 2010

Jose

My Great Friend Jose!

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Here is some great Spanish music for my great Spanish Friend Jose!

Flamenco Dance alegrias"Gades"performed by group "Andalucia"

Jose's Accident!

Jose was in a terrible bicycle accident on January 15, 2010! It was horrible. He hit the guy who went down in front of him. There was a pot hole involved.

Jose broke 4 bones in his face. He broke his nose, is forehead, his eye socket, and the bone beside the eye-socket. He had two fractures of the pelvis. He fractured his femur. He broke a slew of ribs (5 or 6 ribs?). Jose had a collapsed lung. Jose had brain swelling and brain bleed. I'm sure there were a half dozen or more things that were giving trouble but were "overshadowed"!

So- Jose would run off this insurmountable list of broken parts and maladies from this accident. Amnesia! The inability to breathe. Tubes were running all over him.

Jose would recite the entire repertoire of injuries.

Then Jose would say, "You know- I was lucky!"

Jose is back!

Mr. Tenacious!

The story of Jose reminded me of the story of "The Dog Named Lucky".

"The Dog Named Lucky"

Lost dog, three legs, missing ear, broken tail, bling in the right eye, recently castrated, answers to the name ''Lucky''.

Let's smoke it!

Then Jose "smoked the hill"!
Then Jose "smoked the hill"!

Off the bike for 3 months! Healing!

So Jose has been off his bike for 3 months. He wants to ride. I don't call Cy because I'll have to nurse Jose along. Jose won't be able to ride well at all. 3 months is no time to heal. Then the guy is off the bike. Jose has lost muscle. He's lost tone. Jose has lost strength. He's lost his wind. His recovery time must be absurd. He can't climb. He was on a cane the last time I saw him. Before that it was a wheel-chair. Before that it was a hospital bed.

Imagine my surprise when we were .2 mile from the house, a mere 2 short blocks, and we turned on this hill side street. There's construction. Workers are directing traffic. The hill is steep!

Jose says. "Come on, let's smoke it!"

Then Jose "smoked the hill"!

We rode some hard hills today!
We rode some hard hills today!

PACO DE LUCIA , John McLaughlin , AL DI MEOLA

There were occasions today when I thought we were going too hard.
There were occasions today when I thought we were going too hard.
We are also riding tomorrow with the Wednesday Union Groovin' Group!
We are also riding tomorrow with the Wednesday Union Groovin' Group!

Jose Is Back 4-20-2010

Several of the pictures were without the top of Jose's head. I wanted to keep a good pace and thought I might be holding him back!

Paco de Lucia - Entre dos aguas (1976) full video

Jose Is Back 4-20-2010 #2

Jose and I would ride about 35 miles today.

Tomorrow we hope to do the club ride of about 45 or more.

Grandpa Curtis sings "Dog Named Lucky"

"The Dog Named Lucky"

Lost dog, three legs, missing ear, broken tail, bling in the right eye, recently castrated, answers to the name ''Lucky''.

Jose and I finished off the mid-day with lunch at the Gulf Rim and espresso at Cup-O-Joe's!

These were pictures toward the fall of 2009!
These were pictures toward the fall of 2009!
A Warm Fall Day
A Warm Fall Day
This was the wet Halloween Ride!
This was the wet Halloween Ride!
Definitely "winter"!
Definitely "winter"!

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      I am glad Jose is back and he is well, Good for him and he is lucky, nice hub and nice videos to go with it, plus fresh and nice photos,

      Thank you for the share and I remember the name Jose hehe, Thanks Micky Dee, Take care, Maita

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thank you Maita. I appreciate you Maita. All that know him are surely glad that he is withus. Many people were worried! Thank you Dear!

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      msorensson 6 years ago

      Oh, I am glad he has recovered. It takes a while..he should not force it, really.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      I'm really amazed. I'm amazed that he has recovered so much. I'm amazed that he is so fit on the bike after having it taken away for 3 months. Thank you Msorensson!

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      A friend 6 years ago

      Shows you what determination and persistence can do...GO JOSE....remember no matter what the circumstances...God does work in mysterious ways. He has a plan...and we should honor Him to give Jose the strength to help us all be better people...HUGS

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      The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      Oh my gosh Mickydee! This is amazing that Jose has come to recover so quickly! What injuries to overcome! WOWZIE!!

      I actually took your bike trip with you that day when you posted that hub and it felt like I was riding with you--freaking me out--and I wondered what would happen if a bike went down! OUCH! Those are some major injuries!

      I am so happy Jose is riding and back to biking! You tell him Ghosty is giving him a (((((HUG))))) and a HUGE YIPPPEEEEEEEEEEEE that he is healed and so fast!!!

      Miss you Mickydee! Your stalker gurly

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      TJ 6 years ago

      His return date was spot on!

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      Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      This proves once again the power of mind over matter. Thank God for the happy ednding. Thanks for the great story, the photos and videos

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thanks "A Friend"! Thanks for loving Jose!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thank you very much Ghost! You are a pleasure, a delight! Thank you for riding along and thanks for loving Jose! Thank you Dear!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Yo TJ Dude. You were "smokin'" on Sunday. Yes Sir-spot on!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thank you Petra! You are so right! Mind over matter! Now if I had a mind- things wouldn't matter so much! Thank you Petra!

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      steve clinch 6 years ago

      It is not the size of the dog in the fight,but rather the fight in the dog- u can't keep a good man down-u r my inspiration-as a ct and trauma surgeon I have taken care of too many major trauma victims-u r an amazing case study

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

      Ok Micky it's like this

      stop it I am exhausted

      I can't stress what I won't miss

      The envy watching you

      in all those roads leading

      their way for only a few

      Are you not tired

      If not, com on over

      cause baby your hired

      What shape are you in

      I'll bet one of the leaders

      for sure one that wins

      I can't take no more

      I'm spinning like your wheel

      and frankly, getting sore

      Don't pay me no mind

      I am so proud of you

      You are sexy and kind

      Thats a potion

      to keep any man

      spinning in motion

      Right on Micky

      Kimberly

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      I great ode to your body Jose - he must be of stout mind and body to come back so quickly Micky.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thanks Steve Clinch! Jose is watching and appreciates!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Oh Kimberlyslyrics!

      You be careful now. I can be stirred! Not shaken!

      My vision gets blurred! My desires can awaken!

      You are so delightful! You mix emotions that are frightful!

      I'd better now go! If I hesitate, I'll get slow.

      I'll lose faith in my word! And get severed from the herd!

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      Brynda 6 years ago

      God saved him for a reason. Now he has a story to tell. Hope he recovers 100%!

      Well done, Michael, as usual!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thanks Brynda. I hope he recovers and becomes greater than ever! Thank you!

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      sandeepbirla03 6 years ago from United State

      nice hub ,,,,,,,,,, informative way

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      Wow...those are some scary injuries! I think I would be pretty scared to ride again. ouch!!! He is braver than I!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by Sandeepbirla! We appreciate the comment!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Hi Theherbivorehippi! Those were pretty rough injuries indeed! Jose just took it right away as just a small matter of time and he would be back in the saddle! Thank you Dear!

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      andrew 6 years ago

      Jose YOU ARE MY HERO !!!!! Cant wait to ride with you again

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Thanks Andrew!

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      Max 2 years ago

      The wild and amazing tnihgs you find on the internet Who knew that MY niece was a cymbal abuser, bad behavior enabler? The apple definitely does not fall far from the tree! Missing and loving you in San Diego hit me up, Sam!

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      Valentina 2 years ago

      Can't wait for PRONK! The doors at The Point Tavern will be open at 2pm on Monday. PBR and a shot? Why not deviate from the paadre route and march right through the place!because that's The Point!

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