- Who else is off the bike due injuries ?
Following my busted shoulder thread from a few weeks back…. 3 weeks today since I last rode, and fell off ! Another few weeks in a brace at least, hopefully then into physio and maybe back on bike early 2020, fingers crossed.
Bloody boring and not great for the mental health..Posted 2 months agoPJayMember
It’s not strictly speaking a riding injury, but since I was riding when it happened I’ll include my heart attack which happened at the top of Cheddar Gorge on the 8th October. I’ve not been on the bike since and have had very little activity of any sort.
I’ve been advised by the Cardiac Rehab. team that some short, gentle pootles might be in order but my Wife is not allowing me to for the moment. It’s been suggested that it’ll take 6 months to regain my fitness.Posted 2 months ago
Turbo out for now as wearing a huge immobilising brace that holds my forearm in front if me at a 90 degree horizontal position. Similarly walking a bit risky as it’s icy out here at the mo and I can’t afford a stumble. Once I get brace off I’ll be doing as much walking as I can, as I reckon my usual activities of bikes and swimming will be a long way off..Posted 2 months agort60Subscriber
Had 8 weeks in plaster after breaking ankle and surgery to fix August bank holiday. Just getting back on turbo, hopefully get outside soon.
The boredom and inability to do any proper exercise was far far worse then the injury!
Hopefully you can start doing stuff soon!Posted 2 months agocrispy baconMember
Got taken out by a car on a roundabout last Friday afternoon. CCTV shows he didn’t stop at the roundabout, didn’t slow down when entering the roundabout & drove straight onto the roundabout via me & my bike 🙁
Carbon fibre road bike is a write off 🙁 I was taken to hospital & I am lucky not to have any broken bones, however I do have various cuts, bruises, grazes to face, hands & knees plus a total of 21 stitches. Feeling very battered and very sore, trying to find a position in bed where I don’t hurt anywhere is difficult & I can’t sleep properly or get proper rest. Right knee is very swollen & stiff meaning I can’t bend it properly to climb stairs or drive my car.
It’s early days but I can’t see me being back on my MTB this side of Xmas. I’m no longer a youngster & injuries take an age to get better.
Good luck to everyone else who is unable to ride at present & I hope you get back in the saddle soon.Posted 2 months agorothdoggMember
Yep me, I had an off at Llangollen enduro in August and injured my shoulder. Got surgery in 2 weeks. Been able to do a few turbo sessions each week but really missing the trails.
Going mallorca in April to attempt the 312 so need to try and keep the fitness up.
Expect to be in a sling for minimum of 6 weeks which will probably result in a new bike being purchased through boredom and spending lots of time reading reviewsPosted 2 months agoanagallis_arvensisMember
Knee problems and surgery mean I haven’t ridden a mountain bike in anger for five years.
Tough times, I was off my bike for a similar length of time due to hip problems, threes ops… got back in the end, cant do the volume I used to but enough to have fun. Hang in there!!Posted 2 months agometalheartSubscriber
Developed tendonitis in my left foot late June/early July. Only really managed to do my BaM obligations (and that usually entails some pain afterwards). Decided it really wasn’t going to heal all by itself of its own volition so went to a physio last week. We’ll see if that works or not.
You’re right, it’s shite and bad for (my) mental health. Bearing in mind recent issues (& revelations) this is not good…Posted 2 months ago13thfloormonkMember
Yep, herniated disc with Sciatica, am now pretty much on the max dose of every painkiller they can give me!
Off bike since mid-August, surgery scheduled for three weeks time which I suspect will be the longest 3 weeks of my life!
6 weeks recovery takes me to mid Jan, leaving 12 weeks to get fit for the Paris-Roubaix challenge!
Half inclined to sack it off, but not sure when I’d be back to do it again, have done big events off the back of injuries before and have always been pleasantly surprised at how much base fitness I manage to maintain. Here’s hoping!Posted 2 months ago
Expect to be in a sling for minimum of 6 weeks which will probably result in a new bike being purchased through boredom and spending lots of time reading reviews
Yes, immobilising brace for at least 4 weeks (am 2.5 in) as it dislocated backwards, then they’ll have a look and see what has joined up and what hasn’t..maybe surgery, hopefully not, but either way lots of physio before riding.
Was my first ride on a new bike…Posted 2 months agooikeithSubscriber
Cracked my shoulder blade two weeks ago, 6 more weeks to go in a sling. Have done nothing but eat biscuits for two weeks and quickly acquired a wobble in the middle (or more of a wobble), on the weekend got to the gym and used a bike for 30mins before using the cable leg machines, will hopefully do this 3 or 4 times a week.Posted 2 months agobjj.andy.wMember
Broke my shoulder blade four weeks ago crit racing and haven’t been on my bike since. This is the longest I’ve been off it in well over ten years 😩. Had it pinned and plated three weeks ago after being referred to Wrightington hospital The original specialist from Lancaster didn’t want to touch it, he said it was to complicated 😳. Out of the sling this week so the physio starts now. Wanted to get on the turbo (kinda resided myself to not going outside until well after Christmas)sooner rather than later but the physio wasn’t keen for me to do it. Trouble is I’m normally bang in the middle of my winter training now so I’m quite behind already. Luckily my main races are from June onwards so I’m hoping I can catch up.Posted 2 months agoPierreSubscriber
Feeling sympathy for others also not able to ride, even though the weather is a bit pants at the moment. I’m going to be off the bike for a few weeks. Hoping that tomorrow morning’s Fracture Clinic appointment gives opportunity to discuss how soon I can run or get on the turbo trainer… 🙁Posted 2 months agonopunkMember
Broken elbow in May, done the odd gentle ride here and there but at the moment that results in it all tightening up and losing range movement for a week or so afterwards.
Had BPW vouchers for christmas last year which I have been unable to use. So have booked end of Jan before the they expire so hopefully will be able to go and at the very least just roll down the blues.Posted 2 months ago
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