Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: colorado springs
Bikes: Do we really "own anything"??
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Anyone interested in super-easy riding in Colorado springs im interested.
I know some great easy trails and anyone in simular situation , I im up
for it. Injured or just starting, lets get in shape....I got a backyard bike
shop too if you need help with your bike.
I cross posted this in the health fitness but here it is again.
Last Nov. I took a horrible fall and broke and compressed 4 vertibre in my cervical
area of my spine. I had surgery with fusion of basicaly my entire neck. I spent 4 month
in bed and then anohter 6 just learning how to walk again in horrible pain. I still have
terrible pain in my feet from all of it and can't walk very well at all not more than like
a few hundred feet....but I can ride a bike again now !!
At first I was pretty scared and I could barely get on the thing without falling over.
Wobbly and shakily I started peddeling out the driveway onto the street. Up the street
and down..it felt ok..i could ride , and the pain wasnt bad at all, I couldnt belive it.
Walking any length just kills me but riding was ok...a little wobbely but ok.
Little more each day...down the block and back, then around the block, then a mile
or so, then two...I'm up to about 15 miles now on a nice flat course of paved trail
and some street riding. I'm slow but sure, feeling so good to start riding again.
Not doing much more than about 5 mph but just slow and steady along the trail.
Wondering if any others have had such cathartic injuries and have come back.
I want to hear your story. Or if you need my help or encouragment I would
love to give it.
I'm in Colorado Springs, the weather is beautiful...i feel alive again