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Old 08-27-10, 08:46 AM   #1
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First Post Crash Commute

Today was my first commute since i got hit by a car on June 4th. Finally got the courage to do it.

Its great to be back. Cant wait for the ride home.

I have been riding but mostly to prospect park and doing some laps. I can tell you it is totally different to push hard to get to and from work knowing you have an actual destination.

So happy to be back.
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Old 08-27-10, 09:09 AM   #2
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Glad your back! Keep pedalin!

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Today was my first commute since i got hit by a car on June 4th. Finally got the courage to do it.
Good for you, I know the feeling! I crashed on April 2 for reasons unknown because the concussion I got left me with no memory of that afternoon. I was chomping at the bit to get back in the saddle (and what a mixed metaphor that is) but it was oddly unsettling at first when I actually got to the point where I could. That passed soon enough and I have been happily commuting for a couple of months now. Just be more careful about everything, that is all I can do since I don't even know what hit me, what I hit, or which it was!!

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welcome back!, I know how the feeling.
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Old 08-27-10, 03:53 PM   #7
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Very impressive, mister. Congrats!
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Congrats on overcoming the mental part and coming back. It's a mind game. I was a tight end when I played football and injured my knee that took me out for 2 months. The hardest part of coming back was not rehab, it was trusting my knee when I ran my routes. The mind game is the real playing field.
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Old 08-28-10, 07:49 AM   #9
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Recently crashed

I recently crashed in the park near my office and broke my collarbone-- I was coming back on a path and hit a rut and was rudely deposited on the concrete-

Looking forward to that first ride (two weeks) with a bit of excitement and trepidation. Glad your ride went well, makes me more excited!
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Glad you're back - congrats! It's Saturday and I rode in for some overtime today. Just saw the weather report - expecting 20mph winds this afternoon from the southeast... Yup, headwinds! See what you've been missing? Be safe!
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