Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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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