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KISS: These guys really out did themselves! Look at those costumes! And the shoes! My goodness! I used to be a big KISS fan so I was impressed...

KISS: These guys really out did themselves! Look at those costumes! And the shoes! My goodness! I used to be a big KISS fan so I was impressed... (Image credit: Taylor Phinney)
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Witch: This was the first entry and by far one of the cutest costumes! Great picture!

Witch: This was the first entry and by far one of the cutest costumes! Great picture! (Image credit: Taylor Phinney)
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Saucer Boy (aka Shane McConkey): Shane was a great freestyle skier who died this year (being from Colorado, I love skiing), so I had to honor him when I saw this awesome costume!

Saucer Boy (aka Shane McConkey): Shane was a great freestyle skier who died this year (being from Colorado, I love skiing), so I had to honor him when I saw this awesome costume! (Image credit: Taylor Phinney)
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This is me and Doc Major after the surgery... I definitely do NOT remember taking this picture. I'm impressed that I was standing, it took a lot of anesthesia to get me down!

This is me and Doc Major after the surgery... I definitely do NOT remember taking this picture. I'm impressed that I was standing, it took a lot of anesthesia to get me down! (Image credit: Taylor Phinney)
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Robot Family: Now THIS is team work. I love the little one in front... Great picture!

Robot Family: Now THIS is team work. I love the little one in front... Great picture! (Image credit: Taylor Phinney)
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Thomas the Tank Engine: I'll always have a soft spot for Thomas the Tank Engine, I was a HUGE fan as a little kid... (and still am, secretly)

Thomas the Tank Engine: I'll always have a soft spot for Thomas the Tank Engine, I was a HUGE fan as a little kid... (and still am, secretly) (Image credit: Taylor Phinney)
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The drive to Utah is about 7 hrs... Depending on whether I'm driving, or if my Mom is! I took this pic with my iPhone, pretty nice huh?

The drive to Utah is about 7 hrs... Depending on whether I'm driving, or if my Mom is! I took this pic with my iPhone, pretty nice huh? (Image credit: Taylor Phinney)
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Messing around pre-surgery... West Side! Gotta love the foot covers! And that hat... So hot.

Messing around pre-surgery... West Side! Gotta love the foot covers! And that hat... So hot. (Image credit: Taylor Phinney)

Hey all,

After a long season and an operation, this month has been all about recovery. With my health coming back slowly, I am looking forward to a great off-season, and an even better 2010 racing season. For this month I decided to mix things up a little bit and instead of giving you my usual blog I've created a photo album.

The following pictures, or as I like to call them, works of art,  are somewhat of a photo album of my Tonsillechtomy and the Halloween contest I held while bed-ridden. Contest? What contest? Well, while recovering in bed I asked my Twitter followers to send in pictures of themselves in their Halloween costumes. These are some of the highlights. 

Enjoy and thanks to everyone who sent me a get well message.

Taylor

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18-year-old Taylor Phinney is one of the sport's most promising talents and will begin his professional career in 2009 with the Trek-Livestrong team under the guidance of directeur sportif Axel Merckx.


The son of Davis Phinney, twice a Tour de France stage winner, and Olympic gold medallist Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Taylor took to the bike in his teens and quickly found success. In his first three years of racing he picked up two Junior World Championships and four US titles and then went on to represent the United States at the Olympics in Beijing.