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    What a relief! The knee's OK

    Since my last report about banging my knee while MTB riding last week, things had started to look a little grim. I was so attractive during today's ride
    I started getting some swelling in my knee over the weekend and it was getting kind of painful to walk. I was walking with a definite limp and could feel things moving around in there at times. I decided to hold off on riding for a few days so as not to aggravate the knee. I was wondering whether I should skip today's weekly ride with the club.

    I decided to go ahead and ride today as it was set up to start in a large school complex parking lot to allow some new riders a chance to do some easy riding without traffic. If the knee bothered me, I could stick to the slow stuff or quit whenever I wanted. As the day went on I was feeling better walking than I had since the fall. I decided I would join a few club members who were riding a few miles from downtown to the school complex. That went well and the easy riding around the parking lots was going well. I felt no pain at all in the knee while riding.

    So I tried gently riding up a few little hills within the school complex. Again, no pain at all. So I decided to give it the acid test and hit some real hills. We had enough riders to split into an easy group for the beginners and a second group to do some hill work on a couple of tough ones nearby.
    Happy to say the knee was pain free while riding the two 1.5 mile hills. All in all I rode 22 miles including some hard climbing and some hammering on flatter stretches.

    I'm going to stick with my decision to sit out the extremely hilly MTB race at Fort Mountain this weekend, but I'm very relieved that I am now able to ride hard without the knee complaining.
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    Moderation during recovery may be the hardest part of recovery. You're making a good decisioin to sit out Ft. Mtn.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    That's good news. Glad it's getting better. I can't imagine doing that race on good knees, let alone one that was sore.

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    Glad to hear the good news, I'm sure the rest of the Fort Mountain racers are relieved you'll be absent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman
    Glad to hear the good news, I'm sure the rest of the Fort Mountain racers are relieved you'll be absent.
    Yeah, I'm sure they were quaking in their boots about my being there

    Actually, I'm thinking it might have been a good race to miss even if my knee was in perfect shape. Check out this thread:
    http://www.sorba.org/modules.php?nam...r=asc&start=45
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    All I can add is that taking time off to heal is a pain in the (*(*$(*&! but it beats the alternative! Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    Yeah, I'm sure they were quaking in their boots about my being there

    Actually, I'm thinking it might have been a good race to miss even if my knee was in perfect shape. Check out this thread:
    http://www.sorba.org/modules.php?nam...r=asc&start=45
    Reading and looking at that makes me wonder if I really want a MTB or not.
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    50+ yr old knees are high maintenance. I worry about mine a lot, that they could flare up and knock me off my bike, and my fitness plan. Be careful with yours and treat them right. It is much better to go easy and make sure they are fit than to push hard, cause a serious injury and then have to deal with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman
    Reading and looking at that makes me wonder if I really want a MTB or not.
    Well, you could always get a MTB and not race it or take it to places that rough. Keep in mind that those guys are enjoying trying to scare each other by making it sound worse than it is. But it does look pretty hairy.
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    Recovery is part of training. The worst part. But good on ya for being smarter than I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil
    50+ yr old knees are high maintenance. I worry about mine a lot, that they could flare up and knock me off my bike, and my fitness plan. Be careful with yours and treat them right. It is much better to go easy and make sure they are fit than to push hard, cause a serious injury and then have to deal with it.
    Yes, that is why I've been so careful to look for any sign of a problem as I gradually increase the load on the knee. So far so good. But this race would be too much too soon.
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