Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    8 weeks without biking...

    ... Or doing anything that requires use of my left arm. I broke my wrist last night at baseball practice, and am sitting here in pain with my wrist in a splint. This sucks so damn much. School ends in two weeks, and I'm not going to be able to do anything for half of my summer break. I had so many things planned and now I can't do anything. I don't know how I will make it without riding for two months, just as the weather starts to get beautiful. Sorry for ranting, just need to let out my anger. Now I need to find a way to stay in shape..

    -bs
    Downhill - Giant Faith
    Hardtail - Norco Sasquatch
    Road - Giant TCR2
    BMX - S&M Dirtbike Classic

  2. #2
    riding a Pinarello Prince orguasch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Downtown Toronto,Canada
    My Bikes
    Pinarello, Prince and an FP5
    Posts
    2,400
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you have a roller attached to your bike and you will not be out of shape, I really symphatized with you but almost everybody here in North America Has endured looooongg winter and its only now that we are getting some cycling weather, so get on your roller and spend the next 8 weeks on that and you won't be out of shape
    "Racso", the well oiled machine;)

  3. #3
    feros ferio John E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
    My Bikes
    1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
    Posts
    14,356
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Been there, done that -- Colles' fracture of the right radius in 1996 (fortunately, I'm a lefty). I was in a compression splint for three weeks, then a short-arm fiberglass cast for three more weeks. By the fifth week, I was able to ride my mountain bike on the road, cast and all. Starting with the second week, I did alot of walking, and I was jogging by week four. I also worked out on the stationary bicycles at the YMCA. Getting around and getting aerobic exercise really proved to be no problem, and I even learned one-handed shoelace tying (a real challenge, but doable). By the fourth week, I was doing mild weightlifting, as well.

    I do not know what portion of the "wrist" you broke, but make sure your othopedist rechecks your alignment periodically, to make sure it heals properly. After you are out of the cast, do alot of sustained stretches to regain your range of motion.

    Good luck, and don't get discouraged!
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Don't give up on riding just because of the arm! In June of 1995 I broke my right arm in five places (six if you count the one they missed in my hand) when the handlebars broke while I was sprinting. No way was I going to give up on the summer - I modified the STI lever temporarily so I could shift and I drilled holes in the fibreglass cast to "improve" the ventilation. It took a little while to get used to it, but it can and has been done. As long as you have legs, the rest is just in the details!! Give your arm (and cast) a week or ten days, and then go. I didn't mention it to the Dr. until I went in to get the cast removed - "What the hell happened to your cast!!!:???"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •