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    Sh***y luck!

    So I take nearly a year off from riding to move to Flag with a new job opportunity. I've been working a ton and trying to meet new people and get the kids all settled in. So, I'm feeling pretty good, been working out and running and even got a couple rides in. So, I call a buddy and say lets go riding Saturday. Sure enough he's all for it. We rode all day and hit everything we wanted to hit on elden and at about 3 mph as I was coming to a stop, I hit a rock, root or something and it knocked me over. Literally, I was coming to a stop to talk with a friend! Well, pictures can say more than words sometimes so here's one a week after surgery...

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    Tore my triceps tendon and muscle from my elbow and broke a piece of bone off my elbow!! Fully padded from head to toe! I didn't even bang a single body part on anything! It was just they way I caught myself! When it's your time, it's your time lol. This is all just for sympathy and pity lol. I'm feeling a little bummed haha.

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    I don't understand,you were wearing elbow pads?did they push to the side? what brand were you wearing?
    that's a bad scar for 3 miles per hour.good thing it didn't happen at faster speeds.

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    That was the wound post surgery. I didn't have a scrape on me before that. It was all just internal. The tendon snapped from just catching myself. I had some tendonitis in that elbow which may have weakened it.

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    Walt had the same thing happen to him on BCT nearly 2 years ago...he might have some good rehab stories for you....heal up!

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    I'd love to hear some rehab stories. Thanks for the well wishes.

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    Dang, heal up!!
    Bender to AZDog: I'm not the best person to give advice on not riding!

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    Good Luck!

    Those setbacks suck. Glad it was not worse

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    Wow! That's some bad luck. I hope you heal up quick.

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    With the scar you are going to have you need to make up a better story than that!

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    That is terrible luck. I used to take judo in college. That is the best training for taking falls. It saved my ass multiple times when otb-ing.

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    Thanks y'all for the well wishes! No doubt that's gonna be a legit scar. Maybe I'll start a new post for the best story idea! Lol.

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    • Same injury! Joined just to post mine.
    • A month ago I was going uphill in a rock garden (The Spine at Sweetwater in NW Tucson), less than 5 MPH. Front wheel caught a dip and I went over the bars, landed on my elbow with all my weight. Lots of swelling but x-rays the same day showed no break. Was sent home with an ace bandage, not knowing that the elbow was stress fractured.
    • A couple of weeks later, I was test-riding a recumbent bike so that I could ride something again. I had to catch my balance while stepping out of the bike. As I jerked my arm in the air, triceps contracted and ripped its tendon out of my elbow, taking a piece of the weakened bone with it.
    • Sh***y luck here because I was training for the 24HOP. This all happened just a few weeks before the race. Next year!
    • induction, how has yours healed up over time?

    This was the second round of x-rays after the tendon detached, you can see the little pieces of bone pulled off near the elbow.This is a week after getting surgery to re-attach the tendon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmart View Post
    • Same injury! Joined just to post mine.
    • A month ago I was going uphill in a rock garden (The Spine at Sweetwater in NW Tucson), less than 5 MPH. Front wheel caught a dip and I went over the bars, landed on my elbow with all my weight. Lots of swelling but x-rays the same day showed no break. Was sent home with an ace bandage, not knowing that the elbow was stress fractured.
    • A couple of weeks later, I was test-riding a recumbent bike so that I could ride something again. I had to catch my balance while stepping out of the bike. As I jerked my arm in the air, triceps contracted and ripped its tendon out of my elbow, taking a piece of the weakened bone with it.
    • Sh***y luck here because I was training for the 24HOP. This all happened just a few weeks before the race. Next year!
    • induction, how has yours healed up over time?

    This was the second round of x-rays after the tendon detached, you can see the little pieces of bone pulled off near the elbow.This is a week after getting surgery to re-attach the tendon.

    It's pretty great now. I lift heavy and still ride my mtn bike, bmx bike and dirt bike. Just be consistent and positive through rehab. Push through the "good" pain and keep working it and stretching it so you don't lose mobility. It took awhile for it to feel 100%, but it was worth it

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    Glad to hear you ended up OK! How long after the surgery until you started to ride again? I haven't even started physical therapy yet. Can't wait to get these staples out.

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    wow crazy you both had the same exact injury! Hope I dont have a freak accident like that. Good luck on recovery.

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    It was quite a while before I started physical therapy...AT LEAST two months. I did however work legs and the other side of my upper body. It translates into strength, endurance and improved motor skills for the non-worked, injured side too!

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