- If you could never ride your bike again?
Hope that’s not what they’ve said, ton..!
After picking myself up, I’d have a think about what I could do that would give me a similar sense of the pleasure that riding does, even if it’s an entirely different activity.
You’ll be fine. Get the docs to pull their fingers out, so to speak. 😀Posted 7 years agomboySubscriber
Like most people on a Mountain Biking forum (I suspect) I’d be pretty gutted…
But then I’d quickly find out what my limitations were, and set about pushing them ASAP no doubt! 😉
Oh, and I’d investigate all sorts of other sports I could do to get my adrenaline fix that I would still be capable of doing.Posted 7 years agoArcticdanMember
Been giving this one some thought myself, currently recovering from a nasty Collar Bone break which has now required surgery to be plated and pinned. Currently 2 months off the bike (longest period since I was about 12 (I’m now 34)). I’m sure I will ride again, but at the moment given the inital complications I’ve been having a lot of ‘what if’ thoughts!
So far I’ve struggled to think of another sport that offers the enjoyment and freedom of riding either on/off road. I hate heights so base jumping is out, I might turn to distance swimming as I’ve always fancied having a crack at swimming the channel!Posted 7 years agoRorschachMember
Was looking at this after my 2nd knee op…its on the mend now but seemed touch and go for a while.Biking is’nt the be all and end all.My life revolved exclusively around windsurfing for 15 years and at the time I could’nt imagine life without it…..i miss it occasionally but its no biggy now.Posted 7 years ago
Theres always semi proffesional marshalling mate 😉tazzymtbMember
having been a strong climber who had to stop climbing at a high grades 😉 due to knackered joints I was a seriously grumpy (insert expletive of choice) for quite a while I couldn’t see the point of just biffing up diffs with the ron hill brigade.
I remembered that I used to love mountain bikes back in the day and got back into mountain biking. I Stay in touch with a few of the climbing crowd and I do miss the big mountaineering trips, but I’ve got a load of new mates through biking and a love of shiny things all over again.
If I had to stop riding I’d find another excuse to get out in the hills even if I had to drag myself there using only my lips or in a really bleak and dire future wear a bobble hat and brashers and be a flippin ramblynobber 😀
there’s always something you can do to stay in touch with what you want to do, you just have to get a bit more inventive.Posted 7 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Out on a ride we crossed a road and met an old boy on an ancient tourer. Cap, old school leather cycling shoes, the works. Whilst chatting he toldus that cycling was the easiest way he could get about. He couldn’t walk too well and didn’t drive any more. I didn’t ask why, but his enthusiasm was incredible. He must have been at least 70, maybe 80 years old.
My point is that I’d have to be just about dead before I’d give up. I’ve met 2 guys with one arm who rode, paralysed people can get handcycles, and if I could walk, I could bloody well ride a bike!
🙂Posted 7 years agoemma82Member
Pretty much what these guys think
I’d be very gutted and can’t think that there would ever be any positive reason behind it so whatever happened there would be something crap in the background.Posted 7 years agoTrimixMember
If you couldnt ride your bike you probably couldnt do much in the way of physical sports – so you would have to find something that didnt use legs/balance/effort.
If I was that buggered Id go diving more – its not hard on the body and its not physical. Shame I live so far from the sea though.
Id end up miserable as hell and stalk STW to spread my misery.Posted 7 years agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
Do hope you haven’t been told that ton?
Years ago, I was told I could never run again and felt my world had come to an end. What kept me going though was training for the National 3 Peaks 24 hour challenge.
I have always liked walking and riding so that did help, although not the same obviously.Posted 7 years agoelaine anneMember
er jeb ?????? i dont understand your input ???? why wud you wanna throw yourself off a cliff…really ? no really no really ?Posted 7 years ago
then i guess you’d be the one at the bottom of the ‘pitt’ stirring the couldren and keeping those fires Ablaze dressed in your red dining suit with large fork at hand….TimPMember
I would find the underlying issue and get a second or a third opinion or more if needed till I got the answer I wanted!
Got told 2 years ago that my tendonitis in my Achilles would never go away and that along with the advanced arthritis in my big toes, I should hang up my rugby boots and that I should never bother running again (ie no triathlons marathons etc).I am back playing and although can only do limited training (no runs, just weights and training sessions) I still get to give up on my own terms. It will be pretty soon, but it will be my choice, and that is the important thing.Posted 7 years agocarlosgMember
I’d be pretty peeved , i had to give up triathlon after a bad accident knackered one of my knees up (told by docs no running) i can’t honestly think what i’d do instead to stay fit , probably swimming.
going for long walks is out , I do enough walking posting rubbish through peoples doors already.Posted 7 years ago
The topic ‘If you could never ride your bike again?’ is closed to new replies.