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Old 05-05-08, 06:59 AM   #1
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A wobbly 30 miles

Yesterday was my first time back on the bike in 3 weeks due to the back/leg problems. I joined the Sunday morning breakfast gang and planned to do only the first 5 miles on the trail with them. At the 5 mile point the ride usually takes to the roads and hills. Well, they decided to change the route and do 15 miles on the trail then hit the roads and hills. They even kept the pace down to a sensible 13-14mph and I was able to keep up One of the riders stayed with me at the turn off point and we enjoyed a leisurely ride back to our cars.

I'm happy to say there was no pain but it's really tough getting on/off the bike since the left leg still has some numbness and the muscles around the knee are a little shaky at times. This morning the left leg seems to have a little more feeling and I'm not experiencing any pain from the ride

I won't be riding TOSRV this weekend. I don't think I'm quite ready for back-to-back centuries and even the 1/2 TOSRV would be too much at the present. Oh well, there's always next year. I don't want to do anything to jeopardize XOBA in July.
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Old 05-05-08, 07:06 AM   #2
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You seem to have a frim grip on what it will take to make a sound recovery. Hang in there, and it won't be long befor you'll be riding the events you want while being injury free.
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Old 05-05-08, 12:46 PM   #3
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Gently does it on recovery so it looks as though you did enough to keep the body in trim- but not strain anything. Keep the recovery on track.
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Old 05-05-08, 04:18 PM   #4
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Good job Beverly!
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Getting back on the bike can be great therapy. Sounds like you're easing back into it nicely. Listen to what your body tells you. Sometimes mine screams at me.
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Good going, Beverly. Listen to your body, it'll help guide you through your recovery.
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Hope you're feeling better soon, Bev! Thanks for keeping us in the loop.
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Nice job.........the longest journey begins with but a single step.
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Bev, it's nice that you got out for at least a little ride to keep your body moving, and you even felt better as a result. I hope you'll be fully recovered very soon and back in full swing for your ride in July. It's good that you have something to aim for to motivate you.
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You go girl !!!

Glad you've recovered enough start getting in some miles.
Isn't it amazing how much we miss the cycling when we're unable to ride?
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I have been away for a while and missed the original thread (if someone could post a link that would be great). Just glad you are doing better Beverly

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I have been away for a while and missed the original thread (if someone could post a link that would be great). Just glad you are doing better Beverly

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Thanks. Here's the original post
Off the bike for awhile :(
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Old 05-07-08, 02:07 PM   #13
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Oh, I missed the original too. Hope you are getting therapy for the spine. There was some good advice in that thread, like minding core strength, esp. the abs really helps the back. I've had good luck with gentle traction from a chiropracter also which took the pressure of the disc off the nerve & helped get things back in alignment (that's the only treatment I would get from a chiro, though). I would be quite alarmed if I still had numbness & weakness so you are more of a trouper than I am. Good luck.
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Oh ow.
Best wishes for your return to health and strength.
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