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  • Premier Icon ton
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    i have not been able to ride since october last year.
    been doing some gently pootling for the last month or so.

    get well soon, and you are right, it is torture not being able to ride.

    coogan
    Member

    A few times. It’s not that bad, you’ll be back on it once it’s all fixed.

    billysugger
    Member

    14+ weeks with bone grafted radius. Just getting back. First tootle last week. Sweeeeeet as.

    Don’t own a Five do you, someone commented on Orange’s FB page about a Five rider busting his shoulder.

    RealMan
    Member

    I’ve got another 4 weeks or so to go. Like you, was hitting some dh runs, then decided to just session a simple table. Second go, cased it awkwardly and landed on my wrist. Arm broken in two places. Least I get to watch the tour without feeling guilty about not riding.

    billysugger
    Member

    Get the rollers out and live up to your name! :mrgreen:

    chomp
    Member

    been off the bike since start of April with a fractured Humerous (not funny)

    hoping to start gentle road pootling in the next 2 or 3 weeks and then light off road in about 6 – 8 weeks.

    proper bored of this now

    RealMan
    Member

    Get the rollers out and live up to your name!

    Being who I am, I don’t have rollers or a turbo, as those are for girls who don’t like to get wet or cold.

    I’ve been trying to borrow a turbo, but the guy who said he’d lend me one has been a bit busy and hasn’t got back to me yet.

    kudos100
    Member

    you too ton, hope everything goes ok for you.

    I will be getting the turbo out in the next couple of weeks. Cannot bare not being able to do exercise!

    I have now decided i will not ride anything even slightly dodgy without a compression top and knee pads. It is just not worth it 🙁

    Munqe-chick
    Member

    (Mr MC posting)

    totally innocuous off at the start of Penmachno trail, landed with elbow square on a rock. Snapped off end of elbow, which is the bit the tricep tendon attaches to. Had to wait 3 weeks for surgery to re-attach it (that was 2 weeks ago). Just about to go back to work, got about 45 degrees of movement in elbow (hoping it is swelling-limited at the minute).

    Should have been in alps for the last 2 weeks, then to sierra nevada for a week MTBing in september, all scrapped. All my various riding buddies are in the alps so lots of facebook frustration, and watched more sport (all the tennis, lots of cycling via steephill.tv) than I normally would in a year.

    Have borrowed a road bike and turbo to try stem the rot.

    Shred
    Member

    I got asked to help a team at a 24 hour event. I was on my 4th lap (very short 3 mile laps) when I slid out over a wood bridge and dislocated my thumb. It pulled one of the support tendons off the bone. Tiny thing, not sore but hand in cast for 6 weeks to ensure it heals else I will have problems in the future.

    Probably been over doing the intervals on the turbo.

    kudos100
    Member

    Went out yesterday to ride my local downhill track. After doing a few runs down it, hitting 25ft tabletops, 5ft drops and rock gardens, I decided to have a go at the beginner line. My pedal hit a treestump and my front wheel bashed into a root sending me over the bars and onto my shoulders and face pretty damm hard.

    Sometimes it is the easy stuff that catches you out.

    After going to A&E I found out I have snapped the end of my collar bone off, broke it in the middle and dislocated my shoulder. Bah humbug, no riding for 6 weeks. 🙁

    Who else has the torture of not being able to ride?

    ianv
    Member

    Broke collar bone 8 weeks ago, pinned 5 weeks ago (the 3 week delay till surgery really sucked). Just starting to ride easy stuff again now. It is really frustrating, especially as I am off to the alps end of the month and I do not know how it will hold up.

    steel4real
    Member

    Guys – I know it’s a little wrong but you’ve reminded me that my own situation ain’t so bad.
    Op on ankle last wednesday (result of crashing in whistler last Sept) so potted now for 6 weeks with no weight bearing. At least i could about 80% of usual riding with an ankle brace but not other sports.
    Watching the TDF for first time in years is quite good.
    Chin up – there may be another dry Autumn wheni can ride in what i hope will be 11-12 weeks time !

    bjj.andy.w
    Member

    Had a seizure four weeks ago. Bit worrying because I’d just got back from a big ride out in the lakes on my own. Went out on the bike for the first time yesterday. Nothing to strenuous, just an hour along the canal to pub for a bite to eat and a pint with the wife and dog. Went back to work today and at the back to work interview they said they would prefer if I stopped off work (on full pay) until I have my MRI scans in four weeks time.The thing is I feel fine physically but I feel guilty having time off. I suppose I shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    jedi
    Member

    healing vibes you lot. it’s never nice being injured and unable to ride 🙁

    epicsteve
    Member

    I did my back last weekend. Didn’t fall off but seemed to pull something while riding at speed through a rooty section. I was feeling better mid-week so went out on the road bike which was a mistake! I seem to have mostly recovered now by might give it another day or to before I head back out on the bike.

    Was a bit of a bummer as I’d originally scheduled last Thursday and Friday off and was intending to chuck the bikes in the motorhome and head north.

    DT78
    Member

    Don’t rush back on the bike with a partly fixed collar bone. Hate to be bearer of bad news but they tell you 6 weeks to get you through. In the end mine took 3 lots of ‘it’ll be ok in 6 weeks’. So depending on how bad it is you might be out for quite a while. It is amazing how quick your arm detoriates so I would be thinking hard whether you should be full on alp downhilling in a few weeks time….

    Anyways, I managed to stack it at cwmcarn on sat and rip all the skin of the back of my knee with a pedal. I’d forgotten how much grazes hurt…

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    I tore my patellar tendon (knee) in February, literally just walking into my house. I’d just started to get back into regular riding too, after shattering my scaphoid and trapezoid (wrist) 12 months earlier…. It’s been a crap 18 months.

    On the plus side, my splint finally came off two weeks ago and I am gradually building my leg muscles up again. The quad muscles degenerate so quickly when you’re not using them. I had initially hoped to be back on the road bike this month but physio is recommending a month or two of floor exercises first. I’m unlikely to do any proper mountain biking this year… 🙁

    Premier Icon Steelsreal
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    been off since march with 4 broken vertbrae as a result of a snowboarding incident..

    rode the wifes hybrid round a camp site a few weeks ago and it felt okay if not brilliant and then rode my fixie round the car park which was surprisingly more comfortable..

    Just waiting for a CT scan in september to make sure all my metal work has bone growing round it…

    boring…

    billysugger
    Member

    bjj That must play on your mind. That’s quite different to healing bones. Small steps must be the most popular bit of advice you’re hearing

    Blackflag
    Member

    Happens to me a lot…

    Last year it was a broken collar bone incured at Dalby

    This year its a hernia operation 🙁

    Still about 4 weeks to go before the MTB comes out, but already been on the road bike.

    Pauly
    Member

    Fell off at relatively low speed last Thursday evening which has resulted in a lacerated kidney. Intensive care for a few days but home now with some Tramadol to ease the boredom.
    Off the bike for 6 weeks so have to cancel trip to Les Arcs in 2 weeks.

    At least my pee is not the colour of blood any more. Looks like black tea now…

    robdeanhove
    Member

    Just getting back into it with a separated shoulder. Very frustrating, but very happy to be rolling again.

    It’s ALWAYS worth waiting just a little bit longer (and seeing a proper physio) to get properly healed before jumping back on!

    Rob
    bigrobracing.co.uk

    nsaints
    Member

    Broken collar bone for me – 2 weeks to my 6 weeks is up
    was feeling fine at the week-end and got a bit carefree – took off the sling and knocking tiles off in the bathroom..idiot
    shoulder as sore as again now 🙁

    TurnerGuy
    Member

    bit like ton I haven’t riden since october other than a couple of times on my folder.

    I feel off in October (from my folder!) and broke my collarbone – needed a hooked plate – 6 months until they took it out, then told to wait a couple of months for the new bone to gain some density.

    At the end of the two months I had my forks and rp23 serviced/pushed, ready to go – then got a Kidney infection! Then had something up with my liver and now waiting for my blood counts to get back to normal 🙁

    At least I lost some weight with the Kidney infection 🙂

    Hopefully you won’t have to wait as long…

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    11 weeks ago missus came off on an innocent bit of our local woods , broke her tibia .Fortunately they gave her a brace not a full cast , back to work full weight bearing and got an old excercise bike in the garage .Up to half a full rotation , slowly slowly catchee monkey !

    chunkypaul
    Member

    not ridden for a least a month due to an injury to the peroneal tendon in my ankle

    bored as ****…….!

    should really do some bike maintenance, all i seem do at the weekends now is drink!

    tomdaws
    Member

    Four weeks ago I landed badly on the last drop at Llandegla. I fractured my wrist & separated(grade 3) my shoulder.

    Wrist is in a cast and I’m still in a sling, no idea when i’ll be riding again yet.

    ianv
    Member

    Cheers for those positive thoughts DT78 😐

    thegman67
    Member

    Snapped my achilles 1st May doing the road gap at Ae landed on the road on the second run and my foot snapped back on the pedal just started re-hab physio has told me at least another 12 weeks before I can get back to full fitness. Have also missed the Mega nut at least I got a refund so good luck to all the guys and girls who are there

    peterfile
    Member

    5 broken bones in mid March, starting to feel better.

    Bones are fine now, just some cartildge damage that’s holding me back.

    need a new full face helmet before i get back on the big bike, the old one has a lovely crack in it 😆

    The Fopster
    Member

    Shattered collar bone and bruised ribs six weeks ago (and I’m just a gentle XC in the woods sort of rider…). Just started gentle pootling on road bike but specialist says no MTB until twelve weeks. Will probably hang on until then, but in this good weather it’s a test of patience…

    bjj.andy.w
    Member

    billysugger – Member
    bjj That must play on your mind. That’s quite different to healing bones. Small steps must be the most popular bit of advice you’re hearing

    It does play on my mind a bit.I will just have to make sure there is someone with me the first few times I go out. Don’t want to be “getting giggy with it” on my own in the middle of nowhere 🙂 .It’s really frustrating because i’d just got back to the level of fitness I had before I broke my ankle last october. 👿

    Premier Icon curtisthecat
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    Mrs Curtis is just getting over a broken shoulder. Now I am suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Absolute agony at night! Hopefully getting some steroids for it tomorrow.

    gcubed
    Member

    Me too, A-C separtion , Messing about at the skills area ( ha ha !! what skills ) really bad landing after the mini-slab and landed on shoulder, basically looked like a dislocated joint but turns out to be a separated clavical , waiting to see specialist tomorrow , Settle MTB trip scrapped in 3 weeks time. Bit of a bummer,mind you its safer than gardening, mate of mine split his face open when he tripped putting the lawnmower away and there was a guy getting x-rayed after impailing himself on 1 inch Rebar reinforcing rod while pottering in garden , went right through his left arm and a bit of his ribcage. You never know whats round the corner…. or over the drop!!!

    hammy7272
    Member

    Dislocated my finger playing cricket (dived to save a four and my finger stuck in the ground and my body went over the top!) Off for four weeks no riding and I miss the semi-finals!

    Brown
    Member

    Slightly different thing (and nowhere near as bad as what some of you guys have done), but I can’t climb at the mo due to a dodgy wrist. The wrist thing is straight after a layoff due to elbow problems. These in turn came after I snapped a pulley/ligament in my finger. Which in turn came after etc etc…

    Anyone else ever begin to think it’s just not worth it?

    spacemonkey
    Member

    Having spent 7 weeks off due to family/work/blahblah commitments, I was looking forward to getting back out today. This was emphasised even more after spending yesterday evening sorting out my drivetrain issue followed by servicing hubs/BB etc. But then today I went and fell against a tree and punctured my forearm in two places on a couple of very sharp bits.

    A truly odd moment of clumsiness. Messy swelling, bloody painful, plus tingles down wrist and into fingers. Missus is demanding I go to A&E for checkup and tetanus in the morning. Most unexpected.

    Was most weird watching the swelling ‘inflate’ while I removed the two offending bits of spiny twig. Looked like it was being pumped up.

    spacemonkey
    Member

    mind you its safer than gardening, mate of mine split his face open when he tripped putting the lawnmower away

    That’s quality.

    On a similar note, I remember visiting B&Q with my ex about 10 years ago because she’s just moved and was looking for gardening kit – specifically a lawnmower. Whilst browsing, she gets a call from her brother who said, “Guess where I am? In A&E after severing my toes with the lawnmower.” T’was worthy of a chuckle or two.

    gcubed
    Member

    Update – been to see specialist , says its a grade 2-3ish , told me not to wear the sling unless its sore , gave me some excercises for three weeks as I could move my arm equally with my other arm and to carefully keep moving it. Sounds like I have been awfy lucky for such a hard landing , only to go back in 3 weeks if still painful , hopefully will get back out for a wee tootle about after then.Doc said that I will have that distinctive step in shoulder when swelling goes down.

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