Friday, May 29, 2009

The ultimate fight

At last on may 7th I made a magnetic resonance at my knee and now I know that I have a stress fracture on the highest part of the shin bone with liquid between the knee and the bone. It means one month of stop: no swimming, no bike and no run. I can walk avoiding, as possible, the stairs.
But never mind the Black Knight heals and recovers. Many battles and new countries to conquer are waiting but on the corner there is the most difficult and shameful fight. The Black Knight Army during the campaigns saw many bad things and many coward enemies but never faced such unbelievable ambush.

He used to run with Sir Giorgio through beautiful streets and one of these now is in the situation that you can see.

Some “very important persons” decided to cut down the wonderful eucalyptus trees because “dangerous”!!! In this period on those trees there are (were) many birds into their nests. Now we can see those birds flying over the zone looking for their lost "home"! The major told that he will put other trees. But I don’t want other trees, I want those trees, I want those nests! Some trees were our marks for the runs and we enjoyed to watch the bird over them. Now there is the desert!Tomorrow I will go to sign the petition and to garrison the zone to prevent new cuts.

20 comments:

  1. I go along with that.
    Local politics are detroying our environs. we will go to sign the petition. But the Black Knight have to plan something against the destruction of Civitavecchia's urban landscape.

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  2. My condolences for nest loss and for injury news! I had a stress fracture of the pelvic bone a couple years ago, and it was a most unpleasant injury (and took much patience in recovery). Good luck healing, and I look forward to the next installment of the Black Knight's adventures...

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  3. it's always sad to see trees being cut down for development. it's good to know that you care.
    take it easy on your knee.

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  4. P.S.: You should definitely take that month totally off (though you can do upper-body strength training, and possibly some core work if you are careful!) - but here is the race that you should then start training for and do in late August!

    http://www.swimtrek.com/trips-and-events/special-swims/hellespont

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  5. Sorry to hear about your knee. However, it is nice knowing what you are dealing with. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

    That is really sad about the tress. They were really pretty.

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  6. sorry to hear you're going through stress fractures too :( wishing you a speedy recovery. Sad about the trees too.

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  7. It is always a shame to see mature trees come down, but especially during breeding season. I feel for you.

    Heal well.

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  8. Oh dear - the knee and fracture are terrible but you are right - you will heal.

    The cutting down of trees is very sad. Maybe the roots were ruining the sewer and water systems? I hope they quit the cutting, re-plant something that grows fast and that the birds like where they did cut and let nature alone!

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  9. Think of it as just another battle scar. And I'll put in a good word for you with the SSU Commencement Speech Committee for next year. Black Flag...Black Knight...could work.

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  10. i never understood cutting down trees. trim if you must--eucs do drop--but don't cut them down. or how about developments that cut down trees, build houses, and plant new trees in convenient order. ?!?

    sorry about the knee. it's frustrating, i know.

    might... MIGHT... be coming to roma in july. might. i try not to plan because it'd be for work. anyway, fingers crossed.

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  11. Oh my, I'm soooo sorry to hear about your leg, just when you were on the mend. I'm just so sorry! Stay strong.

    I can't believe someone just went ahead and cut down those trees!!! That is terrible. I hate that, poor mother nature!

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  12. Oh no, a stress fracture! That explains why your last lap at Tarquinia was so painful. Rest and recover.

    I'm sorry about the trees. They were beautiful and I'm sure the street does not seem the same without them.

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  13. Stay strong to come out a winner against that stress facture!

    Stay strong with your fight to prevent further cuttings!

    May you rule with your courage!

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  14. Sign the petition. Let everyone know that the Black Knight will stop this travesty!! Continue your fight, the Black Knight will be victorious!

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  15. Bummer about the knee & trees! But I'll bet your knee heals faster than those birds get a new home. Glad you are signing the petition. Take care!

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  16. So sorry to hear about your stress fracture! Many good wishes that it heals soon.

    And the trees! What a loss. I hope your petition prevents more cuts. The poor birds. Good luck!

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  17. The forecast doesn't look good for the homeless birds. :(

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  18. why do i keep thinking that i've posted more times than not about those trees' I believe I said they looked perfectly beautiful where they were!! Hope all is well with you.

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  19. Here in the fringes (although with the new commander that rode in on 1/20, maybe we are back! If the Republicans will stand out of the way instead of being infernal naysayers) there is invasive non-native plant growth all around and Asian creeper-vines are strangling all the trees along our paved running tracks, making them treeless (shadeless) tracks during the humid 90 degree (F) days of summertime running four months of the year around these parts. Somehow the Great Decider is part of this outrage, I'll give a full report when I discover it, he is lying low while the Great Birdhunter (who shoots friends in the face because he feels bad about missing combat during Vietnam due to all his deferments)tries to bring the current great leader down with all his naysaying.

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  20. How did I miss this post???

    Sometimes or all the time we wonder what goes through the heads of those in power. Here, in this small village, all the trees on the main road were cut...not one has been replaced.
    Keep fighting Black Knight

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