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Old 07-14-13, 12:53 PM   #1
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2nd MTB ride since breaking my elbow.

Or swellbow as I call it now. I broke it trail riding last fall, and than was working upstate for the last few months. Finally got out for my first ride since March on the dirt. The legs aren't quite wear they need to be but not too bad. The cojones still need a little work. I was a little bummed that I forgot to start the Strava, so I could compare and contrast and kinda figure out how much speed I lost. Still, a good day overall.
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Old 07-14-13, 02:14 PM   #2
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Welcome back! How did you break your elbow? Were you wearing elbow pads when it happened , and do you wear them now?
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Welcome back! How did you break your elbow? Were you wearing elbow pads when it happened , and do you wear them now?
The trail was dry slick, I lost the front in a low speed corner and landed on my left elbow. I was not wearing elbow pads, and I'm not going to start. I am an XC rider, and frankly it ain't worth the trouble for the kind of riding I do. Hell, I was road biking within a couple of weeks, it just hurt too much to MTB on it...
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Gotcha. Just curious since you said the cojones need work. If you're afraid of landing on your elbow again, pads could help. I never wear mine unless it is a rocky trail, but when I do they're pretty much invisible compared to knee pads.

But maybe you just meant you're rusty. I feel pretty rusty the first month of the season every year.
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Gotcha. Just curious since you said the cojones need work. If you're afraid of landing on your elbow again, pads could help. I never wear mine unless it is a rocky trail, but when I do they're pretty much invisible compared to knee pads.

But maybe you just meant you're rusty. I feel pretty rusty the first month of the season every year.
Rusty might be a better word. I wasn't actually having any problem in the corners. but some of the rocky sections, especially the ones on significant grades were messing me up. Just couldn't clear anything without unclipping. Meh, it's all good. Going to 3-11 shift starting tomorrow. Should have plenty of time to ride!
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