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    Long Road to Recovery. Need some passion!

    Hey folks. Long time forum lurker here! Don't post much but felt the need at this point in my life. Unfortunately on Monday I fell while bouldering and broke my ankle pretty severely. I go into surgery this coming Monday and have at least 3 months until I can ride even on the road again. Even once I get back on the trail, I have to take it easy since my ankle will be held together by some screws / pins. I was hoping that in my downtime, you all could post positive riding (or anything outdoorsy really) stories and experiences. Maybe even post your favorite riding picture! (Would love it if they were taken by you!)

    Thanks folks! At the end of this ordeal I should have a new Trek Superfly waiting for me, so that gives me something to look forward to for sure!

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    Long Road to Recovery. Need some passion!-img_2015022628265.jpg

    Heal up quick!!
    The more you ride, the easier it gets........
    the easier it gets, the more you ride.
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    Old picture with my old bike, but nice to remind me of warmer times during the winter...

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    Are those pins and screws alumininum, steel or titanium? We'll be interested to know how they perform on the trail. Readers, please begin a heated discussion of the superiority of each. Advocates for carbon are welcome.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Mine are titanium... plates and pins in both my spine and wrist. The hardware does not weigh me down when riding and despite popular belief I do not set off security metal detector alarms at the airport.

    Get wll soon VW
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    Get yourself a buddy and a tandem. I have taken a few people out for recovery rides earlier than they could have on a single.
    Just be very careful!

    As for myself, I did better riding a bicycle pedaling with one foot than I did on the crutches. I remember going to a fireworks show and dreading the crutches for such a distance, so I tried my bike and I was fine.

    Heal well! ...and watch for ice patches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Mine are titanium... plates and pins in both my spine and wrist. ...)
    Cyclelicious, you've been through the wringer! Ride on, girl. And I love that smile :-)
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    The screws in my ankle are stainless steel....they don't slow me down due to weight, but they do protrude out so the lumps in my skin cause extra aerodynamic drag.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
    Cyclelicious, you've been through the wringer! Ride on, girl. And I love that smile :-)
    LOL I've been through the wringer a few times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    The screws in my ankle are stainless steel....they don't slow me down due to weight, but they do protrude out so the lumps in my skin cause extra aerodynamic drag.
    So rad, you have foot pegs!
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    Foot pegs! Oh geeez Judy. You're good for anyone in recovery. Or perhaps even rehab.
    A bad day of cycling is better than a good day at work

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    Not sure on the screw material yet! Will let all know monday! Going to ask for carbon or at least a nice anodized red. Thanks for the pictures everyone, already helping to lighten my mood. Keep them coming!

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    passion abroad

    this picture was taken two yeas ago in nepal. the trail im riding on leads to the peace stupa on a range just south of pokhara. the range in the backround is the annapurna range and the annapurana summit itself is the mountain on the left (8091 m). i did the annapurna circuit (on foot) before arriving to pokhara where i spent a week on a rented commencal exploring the local trails.ahhhhh..good times.
    heal well!!!
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