Short commute of 4.5mi Thu night turned into a nightmare. I tipped the bike when I started to lose control and landed on my right knee in a snowbank. There was no damage to the bike and the landing was pretty soft. I knew something was wrong as soon as I got on the bike. Every bump was agony in my lower back and I was walking very slowly all night long once I got to work.
The ride home was 100x worse. Besides the back pain, a winter storm had dropped a couple of inches of snow and freezing rain. It took an hour - I was splashed, cold, wet, sore, and the roads were terrible icy ruts and slush. A lot of times I couldn't get through intersections so walked until a break in traffic to grab the right tire track. The back pain didn't help when trying to get moving through the slush.
I knew I was sore and the storm lasted the 1st half of Fri so I arranged a ride to work that night. After sleeping, my first leak of the night is barely a dribble and noticeably red. Started drinking lots of water and the color went away by the 3rd time and the volume increased to normal. Sorry if TMI. So far so good - regular color, flow, and volume. I'm hoping it was just from the strain of riding home but if it comes back I will have to see a doctor. This will suck since we are switching providers this year and Cigna has managed to screw up just about every aspect of enrollment. I can't imagine their claims process will be better
The back still hurts, mostly when walking and seems to be when force is applied a certain way on my right leg, not sure if its a disc or muscle problem. It also seems to hurt more after resting so I don't know whether to take it easy or work it out. A short ride Saturday morning and the bumps still hurt. I may have to end my car free life style of 18 months since I live alone and hate asking people for favors (will get rides this week and take it from there).