5 day hiking expedition…………….
When I ripped the ligements in my right forearm that stopped me riding in 2005 (couldn’t operate front brake) I took up speed hiking – scoped out some good MTB routes on foot while trying to maintain a 4mph average, really got to like it, did many of the high points of Exmoor, Dartmoor & a few peaks in S Wales.Posted 8 years ago
I was off the bike for 4 months & needed to keep my mind focused on keeping fit – it was really helpful in maintaining the lungs & legs for riding!lethal_frizzleMember
i’m just thinking the same as you sharki, i did my clavicle in the other day so looking at getting out walking a bit on dartmoor over easter, trouble is the bloody rucksacks arent goin to be too friendly to a healing collar bone.Posted 8 years ago
but cant face doing nothing for the next 6 weeks or so!
sharki…you can tell me to eff off if you like, but having read your posts here and there << I am more than aware of your general predicament. Maybe you could spend the next few weeks finding somewhere to live??
Surely carrying any kind of weight with a broken collar-bone will affect your posture and put a strain on other muscles.Posted 8 years ago
It’s not as if you are some unfit bloke who can’t afford to have a few weeks rest.
5 weeks off will only take you to the beginning May!! 8)druidhMember
Any proper backpacking rucksack should be fitted so that 90% of the weight is transferred directly onto the hip bones via the hip belt. The shoulder straps should be doing little more than steadying the load.
Sharki – you can get some fairly big “bum-bag” affairs – look for stuff by Salomon used for RAID events and you’ll see what I mean.
If you’re prepared to try bothying, you could cut down on the amount of weight you need to carry. Borrow some lightweight gear (cooker / sleeping bag etc) and you could be wandering around for weeks.Posted 8 years ago
i’m sorted now for somewhere to live thanks, so you can come down and stay with me soon 😉
I had 7 weeks off when i ripped my ACJ and that wasn’t good, but was at home with the ex wife and kids during the summer hols then, so was still keep entertained with them.
When i torn my knee ligs i built a trail so that was great and kept me focused on something.
Now i’m looking at least 5 weeks with owt to do and possibly more and want to spend that time well and not to waste it sat on my ass, dwelling on the shite that seems to surround me..
Stoner good idea, fizzle see on dartmoor for a walk and bivvy soon????
I know i should rest, but i’m me and i need to stay excessively active…Posted 8 years agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
Hi sharki. I can sympathise with climbing the walls when injured. After I broke my collar bone, I went out walking (keen walker anyway), no rucksack obviously but TWO bumbags! One large one in the front and one large one at the back. Managed to take a flask of coffee, sandwiches, bottles of water, extra clothing, first aid kit etc etc and this was winter!!
Just need to make sure you’re fairly well balanced and be careful with stiles – no vaulting!
Get well soon!Posted 8 years agobobloMember
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Come north and I’ll take you for a spin n the tandem You can easily sit on the back with one arm in use.
And no legs… More speed Jeeves….. 😆
You do your upper body a surprising amount when ou bumbling and stumbling. If you’re out in proper mountainy country, all it takes is a slip and you’ll know about it.
I’d be inclined to rest up for a few weeks then get back to training…Posted 8 years agosurferMember
Sharki, what about dropping stuff off at key points along the route for you to pick up etc? Not sure if that is an option.
Even the lightest kit that you will need for more than a couple of days will be a struggle to carry without a haversack.
I sympathise with your need for activity. I once cut my own plaster off my leg (stress fracture) because I couldnt get about about! Stupid I know 😳Posted 8 years ago
I’m gonna do it as cheap as possible, walk until i meet someone kind enough to offer me a meal and a cuppa, then move on…i’ll be like Lassie….
I’ll rest up for a couple more weeks before sodding off on my mission of self discovery….somewhere out there i’ll work out who the hell i’m meant to be and what i’m meant to be doing…Posted 8 years ago
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