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Old 05-01-12, 07:11 AM   #1
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Off the bike for awhile

Hi All, Long story short, I broke my left big toe yesterday. Stupid mistake combining heavy objects and being barefooted and somewhere in my life experiances I should've learned better.

So for awhile: no bicycles, no motorcycles and no toy car (manual transmission). I feel an over all service of all of the bikes is in the near future.

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OK-that hurts on severeal levels! Is that 6 weeks off?
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A lot of sympathy from here, just got over a great toe injury. Hoe it heals well and completely.

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Good luck with that. 15 years after injuring mine in JiuJitsu sparring, it still (even worse now) gives me great grief.
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Hi All, Long story short, I broke my left big toe yesterday. Stupid mistake combining heavy objects and being barefooted and somewhere in my life experiances I should've learned better.

So for awhile: no bicycles, no motorcycles and no toy car (manual transmission). I feel an over all service of all of the bikes is in the near future.

Brad
I'd be sorely tempted <pun intended> to take a utility knife to an old pair of cycling shoes, and keep riding.
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Old 05-01-12, 03:05 PM   #6
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OK-that hurts on severeal levels! Is that 6 weeks off?
Wasn't given a time frame (it must be a small break), but I'm tinkering with ways to stabilize the toe inside a shoe.

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I'd be sorely tempted <pun intended> to take a utility knife to an old pair of cycling shoes, and keep riding.
So far for just walking I'm using a cardboard 'spacer' and some tape... not too bad, but if I can get the walking part down then riding is soon to follow.

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Back on the bike!
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I have a prediabetic ulcer on my big toe, and my podiatrist had me cut off the sole where the toe would be, so it can flex down without rubbing . Might talk to the doc about ways around the problem .
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How about Shimano cycling sandals? I want me a pair myself.
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