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    Quote Originally Posted by coolboarder View Post
    One hour on the turbo as I still can't ride due to frickin' collar bone, thats all I can take before I give up the will to live. The 6 mile run afterwards was a bit more interesting. Planning on venturing out tentatively this weekend if its not too painful though.
    I'm in the same boat as CB. Got on the gym bike yesterday just to spin the legs, first ride since my accident last week - thought it was damaged ribs, but actually appears to be torn/badly strained back muscles that happened as I was wrenched off the bike before I hit the deck. Might be able to go out for a gentle ride at the weekend, but more likely it will be another week or so, can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffin View Post
    I'd have thought running be more painful with collar bone issue as more movement of arms than cycling?
    The ribs hurt more. The arm is in a position similar to which it would be with a sling and I can minimise arm swing. I could run after 10 days, the problem with cycling is weight bearing and road buzz through the collar bone and pulling up on the bars which risks loosening the screws, not to mention the risk of falling off and landing on it again.

    Pros get back on their bikes racing in 6 weeks, often less if they're crazy. I said this to my nurses, and they said, 'Yes but you're not a professional cyclist, you're a professional vet, if they f*** it up they are still paid'! They're more sensible than me, probably mind you because if I can't work they don't get paid more than worrying about my welfare!!
    It doesn't matter how many times you fall down, its how times many you get back up that count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanuts View Post
    ....actually appears to be torn/badly strained back muscles that happened as I was wrenched off the bike before I hit the deck. Might be able to go out for a gentle ride at the weekend, but more likely it will be another week or so, can't wait.
    When I hurt my back skiing last year (although I think its was carrying heavy luggage that did it rather than all the crashes) I was prepared to ride through the pain but the specialist told me that if I do I risk allodynia, which is pain memory, so even when it has healed small movements which would normally be no problem will stimulate the nerves and it will continue to be painful. As it was it suddenly got better after about 3 weeks of being almost unable to move let alone ride a bike or run. I was so desperate I even went to an osteopath and if you know my opinion of them that is desperation I can tell you. Predictably he made no difference.
    It doesn't matter how many times you fall down, its how times many you get back up that count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolboarder View Post
    (although I think its was carrying heavy luggage that did it rather than all the crashes).
    You went with a woman then.....

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    Having a proper slump since having time off to go to Spain, now the weather is changing and I'm back on the bloody choccys in the office kitchen. Sad times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1963 View Post
    You went with a woman then.....
    I have a lot of kit!
    It doesn't matter how many times you fall down, its how times many you get back up that count.

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    Hey all! New to the forum. Been reading in the background picking up valuable tips and handy information.

    I'm new to the roadbike scene. But been riding MTBs all my life.

    Just a few months ago picked up my new road steed and been steadily building up the miles since ( after a few miss haps with the first bike then eventually getting a replacement bike).

    I am from West Yorkshire and most of my rides are on our hilly local roads. Love a bit of hill climbing. However on Sunday myself and a good friend rode to Scarborough from Huddersfield, stopping by a cafe in York on the way for cake. Some lovely roads between York and Scarborough, although most of them are flat which is new to me, I'll usually climb more in a 30mile ride locally than we did on a 94 mile ride on Sunday. However it proved that iv got some decent mileage in my legs, and after having a knee opp just over a year ago I'm absolutely chuffed to bit.

    Been waiting a while for my first post, but saw fit to say hi and post about my ride out on Sunday.

    Loving being a convert to the road bike. Best decision I have made in a while.


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    Quote Originally Posted by coolboarder View Post
    I have a lot of kit!
    Is that an admission of your "feminine" side coming to the fore CB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andimoto View Post
    Hey all! New to the forum. Been reading in the background picking up valuable tips and handy information.

    I'm new to the roadbike scene. But been riding MTBs all my life.

    Just a few months ago picked up my new road steed and been steadily building up the miles since ( after a few miss haps with the first bike then eventually getting a replacement bike).

    I am from West Yorkshire and most of my rides are on our hilly local roads. Love a bit of hill climbing. However on Sunday myself and a good friend rode to Scarborough from Huddersfield, stopping by a cafe in York on the way for cake. Some lovely roads between York and Scarborough, although most of them are flat which is new to me, I'll usually climb more in a 30mile ride locally than we did on a 94 mile ride on Sunday. However it proved that iv got some decent mileage in my legs, and after having a knee opp just over a year ago I'm absolutely chuffed to bit.

    Been waiting a while for my first post, but saw fit to say hi and post about my ride out on Sunday.

    Loving being a convert to the road bike. Best decision I have made in a while.

    Welcome to the forum Andy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSboy View Post
    I done naff all proper riding recently. Cant remember the last time I did anything other than a quick 40km or less, life getting in the way haha.
    Glad I'm not the only one!
    I'm in the middle of my first proper cycling crisis. Since a weird virus I had through May into June I've probably ridden about 5 or 6 times in 3 months.
    Never known anything like it. In the past after a week I'd be twitchy, 2 and I'd be foaming at the mouth.
    Now I just can't be arsed, it's getting to the point where the thought of riding 50 miles feels downright odd.
    After stressing about it in July and Aug, I've now let it go in the hope that the need to ride will come back naturally, not looking likely at the mo..

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