Hey Freddie, how’s it going?
Things here in Orlando are
going great, just moved apartments and classes started up again. Actually moved
in with my best friend and fellow Monster army rider Ryan Baker!
about your injury, where were you? What happened?
I broke my radius and ulna
in my left wrist July 14th at Fise Edmonton. Qualifying was going down at like
9:00am and the windy conditions didn’t make things any better. I was feeling
really good, despite the dislocated shoulder I already was dealing with. Mid
run I was doing something that comes easy to me and made a simple mistake. I
ended up kicking the front wheel of my bike stopping the rotation and I had to
ditch it. Trying to avoid hitting my head I put out my left arm first and I
knew it was broken as soon as I hit the ground. Then I spent a long day in the
craziest hospital with Kyle Noble haha! My nurse was pretty hot though, so if
you’re out there somewhere remember what we talked about!
recovery process like?
Recovery is going
great, I had the operation done on July 25th. They put a metal plate and
several screws in my radius. So I’d say I’m worth a little more money now! I
did make sure the plate was going to be Titanium, since I am a true Weight
weenie! Right now I’m back in the gym and riding the road bike, I’ve been going
to physical therapy and working on my grip strength and mobility. So this
recovery isn’t anything too special, just doing my best to come back stronger
you start riding again?
The goal is to get back on
the bike early October, and I’m working hard to do so! The most important thing
is having my grip strength good enough to hold on. My ulna is still cracked so
we’re waiting on that to heal completely then we should be good to go!
I plan on going to China
for the last Fise event of the year and the Urban Worlds. Depending on how I’m
feeling on the bike in October will be the deciding factor to go or not. If I
don’t make it to China, I still plan on the Florida series and Monster Triple
Challenges when they start up!
why does everyone call you Frank?
Ha, to be honest I hate
when people call me Frank! Brandon Loupos accidentally called me “Frankie” back
in like 2012 when he forgot my name at Woodward and I got mad about it. Then
when I saw him earlier this year he remembered and that’s when it all went
south for me lol! Brian Fox picked up on it and it spread like a note in middle
school. We’ve come to an agreement that you can call me “Frankie” when I’ve
done something that “Freddie” wouldn’t approve of! Olivia can get away with
calling me Frank because she says it so much I forget my real name! I actually
got “Freddie” on the back of my new Monster helmets so everybody knows my name
is not Frank, Frankie, Franklin or anything else you guys may think of haha!
Frederick, Freddie, Todd, or Todrick are all okay with me! I miss everyone
though, see you all very soon!