Mountain Biking - Oh great... Duct tape won't fix this.
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07-27-06, 08:02 PM
I'm kind of broken right now. 2 cracked ribs and a strained rib cage for the same crash that did my Pike in. So to sum it up, I got in a hurry to get the Kona back on its wheels and I'm not allowed to use it for a few weeks. The good news is that one, yesterday was one of those rare occasions that I wear armor, it could have been worse. Still am allowed to use the fixed gear.
07-27-06, 08:11 PM
Did you go to the doc and get wrapped, or are you toughing it out?
07-27-06, 08:23 PM
That sounds like a job for superglue!
07-27-06, 09:09 PM
They don't wrap anymore. Wrapping can cause Pneumonia.
07-27-06, 09:09 PM
I would try the ducktape, it seems to have magic wonders. Plus when you take it off, free waxing!
Sorry about the ribs though. Hope you heal up quick!
07-28-06, 03:21 AM
i second the duct tape suggestion. best stuff ever!
seriously though, hope you heal up quick. rib injuries suck and can take a long time to heal. i got a handlebar into one rib about a month ago now ... still hurts now and then. sucks.
07-28-06, 06:29 AM
it did your pike in? Pics?
07-28-06, 09:06 AM
Good luck Kona, I had that injury last year. I was able to ride fairly quickly but the fun stuff (mountain and steeps) I had a lot harder time jumping back into. The ribs took almost 9weeks before they felt fine. I was able to ride but it sure wasn't easy :) I am sure you will tough it out
07-29-06, 02:44 PM
I'm with you there, I just finished healing up from an accident on the way home from the trails. I was in a bit of a rush and was cruising through my little town of northport and someone opened a car door into me. I hit it full force with my chest and wiped out. The bike is fine it only bent the brake pad out of alignment but I couldnt ride...breathe...laugh..or anything for about a week lol....cough...lol.
Cracked ribs hurt.
Beer it up and cue the collective dvd.
07-30-06, 08:06 PM
Get better, Dude. I see you're still loving the Cowan, my Gimp should be built up this week (crosses fingers).
I threw the chain on the first incarnation and ate it real bad last Monday, if it makes you ffeel any better.
07-30-06, 08:33 PM
I like my Cowan.
so how did it happen anyways? just a really good crash?
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