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    what do you guys do when you are injured? i'm personally freaking out. i've found that after my second week of being off the bike i'm becoming a complete a$$hole because i cant get my fix. i've also found myself mindlessly surfing the bikes sites for hours. the psycological aspect of biking is something i've given little thought to. damn it i need to ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpl3000
    what do you guys do when you are injured? ....
    get up and do it again......


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    get up and do it again......
    .... cant grip bars

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    because u did what...
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    get a bike trainer or an aerobic bike thing and rest your arms on the bars, or get someone to duct tape them on
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Coast Bender
    get a bike trainer or an aerobic bike thing and rest your arms on the bars
    This and lots of riding DVDs - oh, and lots of porn, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpl3000
    what do you guys do when you are injured? i'm personally freaking out. i've found that after my second week of being off the bike i'm becoming a complete a$$hole because i cant get my fix. i've also found myself mindlessly surfing the bikes sites for hours. the psycological aspect of biking is something i've given little thought to. damn it i need to ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I play Halo2.
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    is making a comeback.

    Turns out that five years of not mountain biking, really makes one strive to get back to it.

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    I play Halo 2 even when im not injured

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    Dude, its not the bike you are hanging for, its just exercise. I'm recovering from my second broken leg this year. 1st time in march I spent a week in hospital, then I broke it again in october at the bottom of the pin they used to fix it the first time.

    I had all the same feelings. Any exercise will help you feel better. Downhill Domination on PS2 is fun. Go to the gym and use the uninjured bits. go to the pub and get pissed.

    Don't look at mtb websites. It makes you fel like ****.

    Have a speedy recovery. What did you do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by munga
    Dude, its not the bike you are hanging for, its just exercise. I'm recovering from my second broken leg this year. 1st time in march I spent a week in hospital, then I broke it again in october at the bottom of the pin they used to fix it the first time.

    I had all the same feelings. Any exercise will help you feel better. Downhill Domination on PS2 is fun. Go to the gym and use the uninjured bits. go to the pub and get pissed.

    Don't look at mtb websites. It makes you fel like ****.

    Have a speedy recovery. What did you do?
    i never though of that (craving the exercising). i cant still pedal around one handed. infact i got this new trick on the hard tail: i can coast down this big hill on campus with no hands and no feet and i can do seated no-handed 5x crankflips.

    well the crash: hit a big booter aimed down a big hill, i came down a little foreward because i was trying a kiss of death like you see randy spangler do and the damping (or lack there of) on my Jr T bit back. so i did something to my wrist, nothings broke but i cant grip or twist anything. PT appointment tomorrow.

    i remember zedro saying something like months ago "..... the same wrist breaking SSV damping as the dirt jumper3..." during a talk about JrT's where i defended this fork. now i believe.

    cartridge upgrades for christmas!!

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    I feel your pain. I just partially tore my MCL and strained my ACL skiing 2 saturdays ago. I've watched every bike vid I own, last week was fu(kin ridiculous because I pretty much had to be off my right leg the whole time.

    I'm 24 and though I thought that like most MTBers I'd had my fair share of injuries (dislocated shoulder, broken bones, countless soft tissue injuries). This is the first injury I've had that's been so debilitating and long-term. The doctor said 6-8 weeks till I can do things with intensity again and even then I'll be in a hinged brace, he thinks I can safely say good as new or better within a year. I usually heal pretty quickly so I'm thinking it'll be more like a month or 5 weeks, but I'm patient enough to wait for 8 if I have to.

    Conveniently it coincided nicely with sending my rear wheel to mavic for warranty replacement. I had plans to ride that weekend but ended up skiing instead because I didn't have another disc wheel. Ah well, this proves without question that biking is better for you (by you I mean me). Any of this type thinking can be countered with the fact that I'm SUPER lucky I didn't completely tear my MCL - that would have had me in surgery.


    Personally, what's been the most frustrating thing for me is the complete cessation of progress, I'm not getting better on the bike, I wasn't able to work (go back tomorrow). But what's sort of cool is to think of it as an opportunity to come back healthier than before. I've decided to do stretches and strengthen tendons and ligaments doing resistance exercises with surgical tubing.

    I think if you make goals that will make you better at biking and feel like you achieve them, being off the bike can be tolerable (but just barely).

    I also find that drinking helps.

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    Were you on crutches with the MCL? I just added up the time this year on crutches, and between two broken legs, I've spent almost 5 months on crutches. It puts your life on hold doesn't it.

    Oh, and don't ride if you can't grip the bars, you could turn a small injury into a major one in about 0.5 seconds.

    Rehabs the key. Come back stronger.

    Another good thing todo is pull apart your bike, check all the pivots, check all the bearings, service your forks, put new cables in, bleed your brakes, etc. It takes a long time, keeps you motivated, and its the only time you can do it without cuttng into riding time. When do you do it last anyway?
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    doesn't compare to me landing head first on the ground, almost breaking my neck and breaking my helmet. all of the foam stuff thing is cracked. was out for 2 days no moving much cause of pain in the back. could ride for 3 weeks and when riding i still feel a bit of pain. not any more, that was half a year ago, well lesson learned. don't go off jump slow, go of jump fast enghof to clear landing, not fronttire into landing and flip and Crash.
    well anyways, at least you could ride and stuff and nothing major like breaking something happened.
    Get well soon
    ~pat~

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    when I am injured I just spend a lot of time looking at pornsites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    when I am injured I just spend a lot of time looking at pornsites.

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    (edit: didn't know it really worked. so i changed the link)


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    gain weight and get really out of shape...

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    too bad

    its always a ***** when u cant ride but you really gotta heal up. if you ride hard and fall again u can really do some bad damage. besides, you ride again you can appreciate it way more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munga
    Were you on crutches with the MCL? I just added up the time this year on crutches, and between two broken legs, I've spent almost 5 months on crutches. It puts your life on hold doesn't it.


    I was on crutches during the time between the ER ( 2 saturdays ago) and when I got to see my personal MD (weds of last week). He said I didn't really need them that much and I hate using them so that was that.

    5 months on crutches? Daaaamn. That sucks man, makes me feel lucky.

    I hear you on bike maintenance. I rarely have had so much time to wrench.

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    I rather be injured. I got a promotion on my job which required more hours and gives me more headaches. I'm usually beat by the time I get home. And even if I have some drive, most of the guys I usually ride with already left or finished. At least with an injury, I can justify not taking my babies out. Oh yeah, without time to ride, my girl actually thinks I have more time for her. Damn, I may walk in front of a bus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianPersuasion
    . Damn, I may walk in front of a bus...
    will you hold my hand when you do it???
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Try this out for time off bike:

    Summer of 2000 - riding the hardest I've ever ridden: lots of 10-15 foot drops in the trees, tons of heli trips, Whister is finally decent to ride, blah, blah, blah. Everything is going great!

    Jan 2001 - snap my ulna and radius like a twig. Need surgery and two plates.
    May 2001 - back on bike, riding.
    July 2001 - separate shoulder - off for two months
    Sept 2001 - start riding again
    Oct 2001 - arm feels weird - don't think too much about it.
    May 2002 - discover that Radius plate has failed, radius is still broken, lots of broken screws in Radius
    June 2002 - Have radius plate removed, new radius plate installed with 8 more screws
    Nov 2002 - radius still not healed
    dec 2002 - go for third surgery on arm - big radius plate installed with 10 screws, use bone graft from my hip.

    May 2003 - start riding again
    May 2004 - discover that finally, radius is healed - Yah! Lots of atrophy though.

    Nov 2004 - freak crash: Spiral fracture of tibial plateau extending 2/3rds down the tibia, broken fibula; dislocated knee resulting in completely torn ACL, possible MCL tear and cartilage damage; grade 1 AC shoulder separation. Tibia needs surgery and is plated with 10 screws and an additional three screws right through the top of the tibia. analysis of knee situation has to wait until the tibia is healed - most likely will require ACL rebuild. Time off bike estimated at 4-5 months per operation.

    So, what did I do during my off the bike time?

    I started something I would have never dreamed that I would do: Knolly Bikes

    Let your imagination run wild, and yes, as someone else said, exercise is very important!



    Quote Originally Posted by rpl3000
    i never though of that (craving the exercising). i cant still pedal around one handed. infact i got this new trick on the hard tail: i can coast down this big hill on campus with no hands and no feet and i can do seated no-handed 5x crankflips.

    well the crash: hit a big booter aimed down a big hill, i came down a little foreward because i was trying a kiss of death like you see randy spangler do and the damping (or lack there of) on my Jr T bit back. so i did something to my wrist, nothings broke but i cant grip or twist anything. PT appointment tomorrow.

    i remember zedro saying something like months ago "..... the same wrist breaking SSV damping as the dirt jumper3..." during a talk about JrT's where i defended this fork. now i believe.

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    yea, my mind is certianly ticking (i have a few good ideas). i'm just finishing up my masters thesis in applied machanics at UCONN. i'd like to get into the industry designing or testing components/frames/whatever...

    i've realized that there are two routes to take at this point. make your hobbie your life or keep them completely seperate. i'm sure i can land some dept of defense job or do aerospace engineering but i think i'm going to take a shot at getting a bike related job.

    got back from PT this morning and the doc told me it looks like this will be a nagging wrist injury because i screwed up some ligaments in the carpral bones, but thats small beans to knollybikes list. get well!

    maybe i'll CNC some new plates and a new swingarm for the stinky. make it an FSR or something tricky.

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