- Help me stop breaking my ribs.
Something like this might help, but they’ll be warm to pedal in. Not crashing is the better solution.Posted 5 years ago
Body armour doesn’t work too well on ribs- armour’s good at stopping the thing you hit damaging you, but ribs aren’t broken by the ground, they’re broken by the rest of you not stopping quick enough. So a bit of padding can help a little but that’s all really, and anything bulky enough to make a big difference will be unpleasant to pedal in.
Crash less, sure. Crash better is another one- I’ve got a reasonable tuck-and-roll, every time I’ve bust a rib on the bike it’s because I crashed badly (mostly through sheer surprise). It’s hard to learn that in adult life apparently, I did a lot of falling over and a bit of judo as a kid which did the job.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks Northwind 😀
I have a actually just come back from a couple of pints with my brother and we had a quick chat about my problem (amongst the business rubbish)
The first time I broke them ( slipped on some wet northshore) I landed on my spare battery in my Napoleon pocket.
Second time, the still hurting time. I hit a tree and the buckle from the my camback caused the problem.
Edit: Judo was my thing when is a kid as well !!
need to have a clear chest area. !!Posted 5 years ago
honourablegeorge – Member
My last broken rib was when I tucked and rolled, but in doing so drove my elbow hard into my side.
Aye, I did something quite similiar the first time I broke one, misjudged the fall and ended up sort of flipping myself into the ground with extra force. Well played I thought.Posted 5 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Sounds like you might have a weakness as the crashes don’t sound that bad, worth getting that checked out.
I have 661 compression vest(sort of a base layer plus) but the protection is mostly central rather than at the sides. If you are prone to breaking your ribs you should sacrifice the comfort and just wear the harder armoury which will helpPosted 5 years ago
Thanks all good advice.
genghispod that’s what I am hoping for a sort of bone armour.
Don’t really think bones are weak, both hits although low speed impacted ribs full on ! and chocolate milk is my preferred recovery drink.
I will be taking a a deep breath from now on before crashing.
Cheers everyone.Posted 4 years ago
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