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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 10-02-07, 07:04 PM   #1
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My shoulder is screwed!

Torn rotator cuff. I am now seeking a surgeon Looks like a while off the bike!
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Old 10-02-07, 07:05 PM   #2
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Man, that stinks. Sorry to hear that and hope they put it all back together ok.
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Old 10-02-07, 07:08 PM   #3
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Yikes that hurts. How much time off are you looking at?
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Old 10-02-07, 07:10 PM   #4
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Several weeks likely. The Hilly Hundred is out, for sure!

I JUST BOUGHT A NEW BIKE TOO!
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Old 10-02-07, 07:15 PM   #5
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thats awefull, heal soon
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Old 10-02-07, 07:32 PM   #6
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That sucks!!!

Hope you recover quickly.
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Old 10-02-07, 07:33 PM   #7
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Did'ja get the bike already? If so, any pics yet?
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Old 10-02-07, 07:34 PM   #8
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That stinks. Sorry Tom.
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Old 10-02-07, 07:34 PM   #9
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what a bummer. I be glad to watch that new bike for ya while your down. Like when I watched the Spinners database for you. Just think, you have plenty of time to monitor BF for bad threads and schoolwork.

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Old 10-02-07, 08:16 PM   #10
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Wow! That Blows. Sorry to hear.
Best of Luck and Good Karma to ya.

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Old 10-02-07, 08:18 PM   #11
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Now you might have to learn to swim... Great for rotator rehab once it's healed enough. That really sucks though.
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Old 10-02-07, 08:47 PM   #12
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tough luck, use the good hand to wax the bike so it is good and fast when you are ready! Good luck with the doc.
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Old 10-02-07, 08:57 PM   #13
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Sorry to hear Tom, was it an accident or just regular wear and tear?
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Bum deal. You might want to exchange the Allez for a bent. I would imagine a bent would be much easier to ride with a bum shoulder.
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Old 10-02-07, 09:38 PM   #15
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Tom, could you ride a recumbent without stressing your shoulder? I admit to ignorance here. I've never actually seen a recumbent except in a bike shop, so I don't really know how they are ridden.

I figure if a recumbent would allow you to continue riding, this would be a great excuse to get one, and you could retain your current level of fitness while experiencing a whole new kind of cycling fun.

EDIT: Ah, I see Caincando1 mentioned that too, but it didn't hit me that "bent" was short for "recumbent" when I first read it.
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Old 10-02-07, 09:48 PM   #16
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Ahh... damn
Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Now who do I draft at the Hilly 100
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Old 10-02-07, 09:50 PM   #17
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Awww crap

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Old 10-02-07, 09:53 PM   #18
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Sorry Tom. I did that in the early Nineties on my MTB, it sucked, plus I got in a fight with this guy and had to fight with my right arm in a sling, so the right side of my mouth got crunched, my right eye was black, (complete with blood in the white part of my eyeball, yum,) and had a gash on the right side of my head. God I was an idiot back then. The painkillers are excellent, though. Just don't mix them with alcohol and get into a fight.
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You seem fairly knowledgeable, can't ride, and meanwhile over in C&V is a guy looking for articles for his website...
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sorry to hear about that. Get well soon
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I don't really know you all that well, but I hate to hear that about anybody... Hope it works out well for you soon...
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Old 10-02-07, 11:30 PM   #22
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Sorry to hear. I have been down since 8/27 due to emergency hernia surgery. I have until 10/26 at a minimum. Doc said it might be more. I can empathize. Get well soon.
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Old 10-02-07, 11:58 PM   #23
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Sorry to hear it. May the universe grant you a good surgery and full shoulder recovery.

Maybe something like a Rans crank-forward bike would stress your shoulder less while you heal?
You can still stand on the pedals and tuck into the wind with the Dynamik/Zenetik style frames, and the double-wall rims are rated to 275 pounds.
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Old 10-03-07, 01:06 AM   #24
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That is unfortunate. Maybe Crazy Lady is willing to get a trailer attachment and tote you around town

On a positive note, you only had a few months left of good weather. Can you ride your trainer with a bum shoulder?
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Old 10-03-07, 01:08 AM   #25
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Get well soon Tom. I know its killin u with the new bike and all but u will live to ride another day!
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