Friday, August 12, 2011

A Small Mishap

Somewhere between NYC and Chicago this happened:

Something is missing here...

A quick search of the bike box located Cedric's hat. I'd like to think his head was still attached.

There was a bit of surgery to reattach.

Good as new, minus his right eyebrow, I'm afraid those were un-repairable. He's strapped back on the QR and ready to race this weekend. I've been told if he loses his hat mid-race I am not allowed to stop for it.

Who knew traveling with a garden gnome could be so dangerous?!

13 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Poooor Cedric!!! Kinda reminds me of that scene in the Gnome cartoon movie.

Isnt leaving something on the course illegal and think of pooe cedric, he might get cold without his hat

J. L. said...

I wonder if I had a gnome on my bike if that would make me go super fast? I know, stupid question. Glad you found his hat.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Good thing you were able to locate his hat/head! Poor Cedric - the life of a traveling athlete is tough.

Matt said...

major bummer, I am glad you were able to fix Cedric up. Kick Butt this weekend!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...
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ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

You know...
A strategically lost gnome hat during the ride while another female pro is behind you, could result in a flat for the competition.

Do WTC rules touch upon that?

The expression of say a Rinny Carfrae might be priceless while looking at a Gnome hat sticking out of her tire...

Jill Costantino said...

Chick gnomes dig scars! LOL! He's tougher now!

Beth said...

Oh no! I'm glad surgery was successful. Hat transplant goes a lot better than head transplant I hear... ;)

Good luck Sunday!

solarpowered said...

Agh, Cedric! Glad he's back on the bike and ready to race! :)

Good luck this weekend!

Simone said...

Glad to see hid hat is back on straight!! Though ride in the bike case I guess. Have a super fast race!!

Teresa said...

Every scar tells a story! Without scars you have not truly lived :) Glad Cedric is back in one piece! tn

Aimee said...

Poor Cedric!! I'm glad he's back together! :)

m said...

Poor Cedric! I hope he stays in one piece for the race! Good Luck.