Mountain Biking - Ever ask if biking is really worth it???
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08-10-06, 02:27 PM
This sucks!! After two full weeks in the hospital from a lassurated spleen, I am free! All because of a little slip on the ride home from a great dirtjumping session. I am now done for the season and have no idea how I will survive with out my bike. The doc said if it is hit again it would must likely be fatal:eek: ! The worst part is that I feel fine now so it is sooo tempting to go biking. Well any way thats my story, and wish me luck. :(
08-10-06, 02:32 PM
I agree that the hobby does demand a lot from me...
But the second I start pedaling down my driveway into the forest, it's worth it.
Sorry to hear that! It always seems to be easier things that do the most damage. Hope you recover fully as soon as is possible.
There may come a day when you're really old and you'll say "I'm glad I took the rest of the season off back in 2006 so I could recover...who knows what may have happened if I hadn't". You will of course be saying that to your grandkids while you tell them stories about how you used to do Superman Seat Grabs at the park...they will most likely be more important to you than any biking you ever did. Don't miss out man, there's always next year.
Get healed up.
08-10-06, 03:55 PM
Just chill and look forward to next year.......Hope you heal up quickly.
08-10-06, 07:22 PM
This is why they made Body Armour.
08-10-06, 07:39 PM
I'm 41yrs old and look like those guys in the bowflex commercials; I eat mostly healthy foods but because I like them; when I want to splurge, I do, when I play I play hard and ride even harder.
I've suffered many injuries and a few put me in the hospital for months; I healed and so will you.
Life should always be an adventure; I'd hate to make it to 100 and not have any memories worth sharing.
Get well, the track/trail will still be there.
08-10-06, 08:26 PM
just be glad you can heal and ride again someday. Imagine never being able to ride a bike, EVER
08-11-06, 12:44 AM
Listen to the DOC, not your temptations! You wouldn't want it to get serious, would you? I know its easier said than done, but you better do what the doc's sayin :)
I'm 41yrs old and look like those guys in the bowflex commercials;
Ha, I didn't even bother reading the rest of your post... :rolleyes:
08-11-06, 06:16 AM
Too bad for you Tag, I'm sure there are many valuable points in life you've passed and/or will miss in life.
What I was trying to express is that if an average guy like me, who's no pro athlete and has to work for a living can keep going through numerous injuries, so can he; I look to many that have come before me and hope to set an example for many to come.
This is a life lesson not just biking; any serious injury can make someone rethink their actions and if they don't push through it, they may shy away.
Have you heard of that old adage, "Jump right back on the horse that's thrown you"?
08-11-06, 11:07 AM
Unlucky lad, make a speedy recovery!
08-11-06, 02:43 PM
Sorry to hear about your accident man....just rest....heal up and before you know it you'll be back in the saddle again.
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