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    what a bad ride :(

    got up arly today, beautiful day to ride I was all smile when I met with my riding partner, We decided to do hill work preparing me for my next duathlon which should be a very hilly one.
    Once on a very steep hill, something went wrong, I was changing gears and my chain came off, I didnt have time to unclip and I fell pretty hard. I went to get up and ouch.. I couldnt even walk..
    He had to ride back home and get his car and come back to get me. the pain was so bad I decided to go to th emergency room. I have a sprained ankle and a torned ligament.
    No riding for a while or running Im in an air cast and cruthches. I feel so frustrated and it setting m back for my training.

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    OUCH! Now, withe time off the bike, you can adjust those deuraillers

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    I will.. th derailler came right off!

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    Oh no! Really sorry to hear that, BDG. Hope you heal quickly.
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    This is why I carry Vicodin with me in my first aid kit.
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    vicodin isnt gonna stop the accident b4 it happened.

    oh, n btw hope you get well soon. im always injured and im only 14. i know how it feels, especialy not being able to train for the duathalon your doing, that stinks. if your not a fast healer id suggest going to see a physical therapist once just for them to show you a few good stretches and stuff, i tore legaments in my knee about 6 months back from bike riding, and i had to go to physical therapy more than once, but every time i went there and did thier stretches and stuff, the next day i felt like doing backflips, but i knew that wasnt a good idea. lol

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    thanks guys, this is totally my fault, I feel on the derailler last week and meant to get it check, guess it had a crack on it and while shifting on that hill, it totally came off.. I procrastinated and it cost me, but thanks for your kind words. It helps. Ill b back riding and running in no time. or a couple weeks or three, but ill be back

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    OH NO!!! That sucks! Heal well!
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    EEP! Get well soon Blondie!
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    Sadness!! Feel better, rest, and you will be good as new in no time. Aww
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    Ouch! That sux. Hope you feel better soon.

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    I'm sorry to hear about the accident! On the plus side, at least it wasn't worse. I hope you recover quickly. Times when I've been recovering from bad accidents, I have found that it's helpful to focus on the progress I was making, rather than on what I still couldn't do as a result of the injuries. Everyone wants to be healed yesterday, of course, but try to be patient and positive. Who knows? Maybe you'll come back even stronger as a result of the time off, followed by some specific training. Get well soon!
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    That's what happens when you try to run and ride in the same day.

    The day I got hit by a car, I had planned on running that night.

    So don't do both.

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    i say we make a massive protest agiants cars and ban them from the world cuz bikes a better. specialy mt bikes
    oh and when we protest we need biek signs and someone has to bring red paint. and popcicles. cuz its hot outside.
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    Sorry to hear about the accident and ankle injury. I'm 31 and have an ankle that's about 60 years old because of injuries--all sprains. You should be able to ride with ankle support in about a month--nothing to jarring though. The latest for me was 3 weeks ago while hiking across the Ganja Grasslands in Tibetan China. Luckily I carry tape with me and was able to tape it up really tight (along with my hiking boots) until I got to the village and caught a "van" back to Labrang (Xiahe to the Chinese). I actually took up cycling a year and a half ago since my ankle is no good for running anymore.
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    a month???????????????????????????????????????????????
    are you serious??????????????

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    Don't try to get back in the saddle too soon, mon ch&#233;ri. Ankles and ligaments aren't something you want to screw with. Better to be out a little longer this season and heal up well than to be paying the price 5 or 10 years from now.

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    Get well soon, Blondie! I was off the bike for about 6 months when I hurt my ankle, but I broke it in 3 or 4 places. Let's see...one screw on the left side, three(?) on the right side + steel plate, so...yeah, 3 places. It sucked, by the way. I was popping wheelies when I broke it, tho.
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    Hey Blondie, hope the pain isn't too bad, make sure you keep it elevated. How long are you going to be out of commission? Not too long, I hope...sorry about that.

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    yeah guess I was complaining that my life was so busy I didnt have time to be on here, guess Ill be on now for a while.. I dont know how long, they said a couple weeks if all goes fine.. but I dont think they meant a couple weeks to be back to runnng and biking everyday, I think they meant a couple weeks to walk withought the cast

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    Ouch. Last time i got thrown from my bike I landed on 3 inches of grass.

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    That sucks! Just concentrate on healing and feeling better. Then get back into the riding and runnning. Hope it's not too painful.
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    Sorry for your pain. Hope you feel better soon! Remember, follow the doc's orders. If you try to do too much to quickly, you could suffer a set back. How's the bike?
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    I swaer I cried looking at my bike and didnt care about my leg.. it's not looking good.. Im going to take him ( yes it's a him) to the LBS tomorrow.. it's in the garage right now and i cant even look at it.. Im still so stunned that the derailleur snapped in half and right off

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    If you're making derailleurs explode, your legs must be incredibly powerful. Hope you feel better soon and heal up quick. If you get bored, here's some useful links:

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