My Super September (contains violence).
Sorry to hear about your fall, hope the recovery goes well.
I am just coming back from an illness that struck me down and put me in hospital. Like you, my legs seemed to shrink quite drastically!
The strength you lose is frightening (I could barely walk when i got home) but it comes back quite quickly. It has been a couple of months now for me and i am doing a reasonable amount of riding, it is the aerobic fitness that is taking a while to come back.
You need to listen to your body and don’t over do it.
All the best.Posted 4 years agoMr WoppitMember
Went out for a ride on September 1st and managed to have a violent interface between the ground and my head. Broke my back. Crushed/fractured vertibrae 5, 6 & 7.
The exact location was turning south from the Leith Hill tower towards the woods/cutting left on to a single track and trying to take the v-shaped bomb hole at speed. The bike stopped at the bottom and I did a classic “Superman” head first into the opposite bank.
Luckily, I was with some of the “Muddy Moles” who took care of me and organised the rescue.
Had to wait for 11 days for a free bed at the operation hospital. Stayed bed-bound for three weeks and noticed that my legs had turned into sticks.
I’ve now got a metal brace in my back and may be getting a little bit too used to codeine and paracetamol.
Hopefully, back in the saddle before November.
Maybe I ought to slow down a bit now I’ve got a buss pass and free prescriptions?Posted 4 years agosingletrackmindMember
Blimey Woppit. Know the bombhole , from the Cafe fork left off the main drag and it comes up after 50m on your left. Hell of a rush dropping into it.Posted 4 years ago
Bet that smarted when you decellerated to zero in a too small timeframe.
Sounds like you are keeping your chin up . Forget November , get a turbo trainer to keep the legs going round and aim for March.
Did you get a free trip in a helikopter?tonyg2003Subscriber
Hi Mr Woppit. My fellow moles said that you were just super unlucky. When you went OTB you hit an upslope which made the superman much more serious. It’s a reminder that MTB is occasionally dangerous (although crossing the road is too). Glad your on the road (singletrack?) to recovery.Posted 4 years ago
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