who else is injured and cannot ride?
Three torn ligaments in my right shoulder have been getting worse so not been biking much, get the results of my MRI and second opinion next week.Posted 6 years ago
Katie goes in to the Childrens Hospital in Sheffield tommorow for a major back operation on Thursaday. Two titanium rods the length of her spine and numerous hooks and bolts to hold them in place. If all goes well she will be back biking and boarding in 6 months.anto164Member
Yep, me too.
got taken to hospital from a ride 12 days ago, and just got released from hospital.
Managed to fracture 3 vertibrae in my middle back and crack my left hip socket.
6 weeks off my feet, and i’ve got to wear a stupid metal brace to keep my back together. Just had to cancel my week away with Trail Addiction because of this.Posted 6 years agotinman66Subscriber
Yep knackered knee. Did the Vatternrundan four weeks ago and tore something in my knee with about 130km to go and had to ride all the way with one decent leg.
Dr’s say it needs rest but really frustrating because it feels ok until i try and pedal then it just gives up again. Meant to be riding the On-One Hundred at Dalby but that ain’t going to happen without a miracle healing. Gutted and so frustrated.Posted 6 years agokudos100Member
8 weeks after mangling my collar bone, I started riding again. Had a little off on wednesday and have cracked it 🙁 Another 6 weeks off the bike. Arsebiscuits.
Lesson learned. This time I will make sure it is strong enough before venturing onto the mountain bike. Lots of turbo trainer and swimming for me.
Anyone else off the bike at the moment?Posted 6 years agovalleydaddySubscriber
yes I am off the bike too, I dislocated my patella (kneecap) 7 weeks ago, only now I can find I can spin the pedals on the exercise bike, muscle loss has been dramatic, especially after being in a cast/fixed brace for 5 weeks. leg still feels loose, going to be a good while until I can ride in anger again 🙁Posted 6 years agoroddi18Member
I got back on the bike on saturday after 8 weeks off after crashing practicing the megavalanche track. Tore a third of my quad and 3 hematomas, 1 in the knee and two in the thigh were my prize. Right leg 3″ bigger than the left at first and now 1’5″ smaller around the thigh.Posted 6 years ago
I was only a couple of hundred metres from the end of the track too.
Still can’t flex the knee much past 90 degrees and haven’t been able to work since, i’m a self employed carpenter.
These things happen though. Injuries are part of this sport and i wouldn’t change that, chicks dig scars right!?DaveBroSubscriber
robdeanhove – firstly hope you make a full recovery.
Just had a look at your xray and what you have done is exaclty what i did 3 weeks ago, frustrating, as i had got myself in good shape for K100.
How long did you wait until you got back on the bike and when you did, did the pain in your sholder limit what you did?
I am told that the deformity doesnt go (how is yours!), but full function will return – i have no reason to doubt this, but i can’t help wondering why everything doesnt need to be returned to its rightful place to work properly!?
I can do a turbo session holding onto the bars no problem – but i am consistently being told, do nothing for between 4 to 6 weeks upto 3 months! ‘you may feel able, but its still vulnerable – if you fall off etc. you will potentially do irreversable damange’ etc ….
Thanks Dave.Posted 6 years agorobdeanhoveMember
Mine was grade 2. Tried riding Mayhem after 5 weeks, lasted ~6hrs then pain was too great and couldn’t control the fast, bumpy descents. At 10 weeks led TwentyFour12 for 13hrs but bike broke and had to drag it 7miles back to the pits and injured the shoulder doing it, so I’d say 6 weeks to riding, but at risk, 12weeks to riding without pain, but expect discomfort.
I’ve been riding & racing though as I was impatient after a very careful and well behaved first 5 weeks, so have undoubtedly slowed down a full recovery since then.
I did see a physio, regularly, and definitely felt the benefits. I’d advise doing the same and get it taped into position to help healing and recovery.
RobPosted 6 years ago
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