If you could never ride your bike again?
I’d get some Huskies and take up mushing.
I’d get a longboard and get back into skating.
I’d play more guitar (except my hands are already sore).
I’d go off on a long walk.
I think I’d have to do something physical or I’d go madder.
Ton – what would you do?Posted 7 years agoSuggseyMember
Having had to pack up playing rugby at the yound age of 32 due toPosted 7 years ago
a serious long standing neck injury I was beside myself so threw myself into MTB’ing for the adrenaline rush and to push myself physically. Have never been next to a rugby pitch since the day I retired I miss it so much. Guess it would be the same with biking however I would if I could have a long legged dog who loves long walks in the isolated hills or perhaps even a rowing boat as its anothet thing I love doing whenever I get an opportunity to jump in one and just row……..
Just as an aside a couple of months ago in MBUK there were some seriously skilled MTB’ers who no doubt had been told ‘never again’ and I find them inspirational, limbs missing and all-where there is a will, normally there is a way.RealManMember
If cycling was made illegal or something, I would just focus on my other sports, badminton and boxing mainly. Might try to take up running again but I’d be put off by the injuries. Maybe swimming. Sell bikes and get a car I think as well.
If I lost my legs or was otherwise confined to a wheelchair, I’d probably attempt to try disabled sports (prosthetic limbs maybe?) and such, get an xbox, and attempt to live on, but I’d probably end up killing myself.Posted 7 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
4 years ago this was something I had to think seriously about. My energy was taken up getting better, so nothing left for activities of any sort.
Now that I’m fairly well again we bought a tandem and that gets me out and about when I can’t manage my own bike.
If I couldn’t ride for other reasons, then walking, skiing, horseriding and cakemaking would have to do.
Ton if this is really the case for you, then consider a tandem, however finding someone strong enough to captain it could be a problem 🙂Posted 7 years agochilliMember
Wierd when you think about it,all my best mates are ‘sport mates’ too,but they’re the mates who i have most things in common with and when i was in a car crash a couple of years ago and thought i’d never be able to do sport again it was those mates who kept me going and kept my chin up! Back doing all my sports again now,and a lot closer to those people too! Keep your chin up Ton you’ll be back. 🙂Posted 7 years agoHicksyMember
I think I’d probably just carry on unless the risks were very high (I don’t have any dependants). If there was no way I could carry on I’d be gutted and probably look at racing cars again.
Check this guy out though…….
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulW3SxpiA6g[/video]Posted 7 years agoloweySubscriber
TOny, do hope that this is not a question your asking due to your curent condition.
If I was told I couldnt ride, then I’d dust of the walking boots and kit and still take to the hills fellwalking. I spent most of my formative years doing it and it stood me in good stead. Its not riding but it is getting out there.
Best wishes though mate.Posted 7 years agoTheLittlestHoboMember
Kinda happened to me 4wks ago. I stopped playing football (paid to play) at 25yrs old cos i caught the biking bug. Fast forward 8yrs and i had a 6-7yr old son who was football mad. Got me playing and coaching again.
1st season i got player of the year. 2nd season and i was half way through when i snapped my patella tendon completely. Knee cap somewhere up my thigh and after they had stictched everything back up it was pointed out that the tendonitus i have been battling for years in my patella tendons was a bit of an indication. So as the other knee is just as bad i am an accident waiting to happen.
My saving grace is that cycling is seen as a very good recovery exercise so i am hoping that I regain my love for biking (road to begin with) and dot miss the rough and tumble too much.
I have had a few quiet thoughts on the situation, but hell, what can you do.Posted 7 years agononkMember
gutted for you ton.Posted 7 years ago
i have been here for a few years now you might of seen my post from before.
you might think that i stand a good chance of recovery from lymes disease but unfortunately i think it has done a lot of damage to the old groin. if i ride i get sick and my abdomen hurts in away that stops it being worth it.
physio and a surgeon reckon a mesh repair might sort it but i cant have that till i get the lymes sorted.
it’s all might’s maybe’s and non of it is any time soon.
but hey all other areas in my life are going good. 🙂druidhMember
I (almost) can’t do any hillwalking or backpacking – which would still be my first choice. Hence I got into biking.
If that had to stop, I’d do a lot more kayaking/canoeing, and probably invest in another motorbike..
Having said that, I’m organising/supporting a couple of charity cycles with a girl who has Cerebral Palsy and is also profoundly deaf. While the distances involved might mean nothing to a lot of the regulars on her (although I sometimes wonder), this will be a massive achievement for her and is down, in part, to her sheer determination to overcome her disabilities.Posted 7 years agomlkeMember
I had a reoccuring injury which I thought might put me out of biking forever. I was surprised how pissed off and flat I became. It took around 3 months to adjust and luckily a year later I was biking again.Posted 7 years ago
I wish I had this thread then with ideas, experiences would have helped. There is life after biking and occasionally the pleasant surprise of a return to biking; which I appreciate so much more now.rossi46Member
I was advised by my medical team at Kings College not to ride anymore, they told me that the stress would make my illness worse.
So i simply ignored them!!
I still ride my bike whenever i can and i still ride it in much the same way (though not as far or quite as often). I know it’ll hurt me but i will not EVER give my bike up, and i’ll just deal with it.
I do however do alot more fishing these days!Posted 7 years ago
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