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    Back to the road - post fracture

    I'm back on the road again after my femoral and hand fractures.
    Amazing how much fitness is lost in 3 months.
    By force of circumstance, my attitude to riding has swung from a "get in top shape" to "relax and enjoy".
    Perhaps this will swing back again when the memories have faded and the bones are completely healed.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by berts
    I'm back on the road again after my femoral and hand fractures.
    Amazing how much fitness is lost in 3 months.
    By force of circumstance, my attitude to riding has swung from a "get in top shape" to "relax and enjoy".
    Perhaps this will swing back again when the memories have faded and the bones are completely healed.
    Cheers
    Sorry I missed the report of your injury. Glad you're feeling better & are back on the bike. I hope your recovery is quick & enjoyable & very bike-able.
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    Glad to see you back again. Hope you continue to heal.
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    ditto
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    Quote Originally Posted by berts
    I'm back on the road again after my femoral and hand fractures.
    Amazing how much fitness is lost in 3 months.
    By force of circumstance, my attitude to riding has swung from a "get in top shape" to "relax and enjoy".
    Perhaps this will swing back again when the memories have faded and the bones are completely healed.
    Cheers
    Welcome back to riding! The "relax and enjoy" attitude is one many of us share.
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    Great to hear the healing is coming along and you're back on the road Berts. Be patient and listen to your body and soul. They will help pace your recovery and also help determine how fast you get back to your former level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berts
    I'm back on the road again after my femoral and hand fractures.
    Amazing how much fitness is lost in 3 months.
    By force of circumstance, my attitude to riding has swung from a "get in top shape" to "relax and enjoy".
    Perhaps this will swing back again when the memories have faded and the bones are completely healed.
    Cheers
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    Very glad you are back to riding, looking forward to more pictures soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berts
    By force of circumstance, my attitude to riding has swung from a "get in top shape" to "relax and enjoy".
    Perhaps this will swing back again when the memories have faded and the bones are completely healed.
    Cheers
    After a couple of problems, this was how I felt. Took a bit of time but the eagerness does come back. Glad to see you have realised how unfit you are so perhaps some better pics from your rides when you have to take rest will be forthcoming.

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    Glad you're back, berts. Your attitude sounds like the correct one for right now. Easy miles for a while are in order. After that, who knows?
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    3 months' layoff? Piffle! I get that every year because I refuse to ride when there's snow and ice on the roads. You'll get it back in a few months. Glad to hear you're healing.

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    I missed the injury report but I'm glad to see you've recovered... that sounds like a mighty nasty fall. There's nothing wrong with the "relax and enjoy" attitude.... you'll know when (or if) it's time to swing back. Perhaps your overall attitude of "top shape" has changed since your fall... maybe you realize that just being able to ride at all is something to celebrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berts
    I'm back on the road again after my femoral and hand fractures.
    Amazing how much fitness is lost in 3 months.
    By force of circumstance, my attitude to riding has swung from a "get in top shape" to "relax and enjoy".
    Perhaps this will swing back again when the memories have faded and the bones are completely healed.
    Cheers
    DUDE! Great news!
    good chance you'll merge both attitudes
    I did, after my 'fall down go boom"...
    anyway being on the bike is a very happy place

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