Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: I want to ride!

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Near Sacramento
    Posts
    4,872
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I want to ride!

    I'm tired of being mostly housebound. Healing up after surgery SUCKS! I've got a ton of energy and no outlet. I'm not allowed to do anything that will burn it off, and I've too many lower body joint injuries to be able to walk far.

    The incision is mostly healed, all the bandages are off. There were no stitches, so that was good. It's just itchy and uncomfortable now. My next post-op appt is Thursday morning and I'm hoping I'll be released to ride some, even if it's just on the flats.

    Ugh. It's very frustrating. Just needed to rant.
    -------

    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

  2. #2
    Week Day Commuter.
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Citrus Heights, Ca
    My Bikes
    2009 FUJI Roubaix 2009 Raleigh Cadent FT 1
    Posts
    305
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hang in there Joel, it won't be long before your riding again.
    Chuck

    Road Bike
    2012 Cannondale Synapse 5
    Commuter
    2011 Trek PDX

  3. #3
    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
    My Bikes
    Roubaix SL4 Expert, Felt F75, Univega Gran Turismo
    Posts
    1,248
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you can't rant here, where can you?

    Keep taking it slow,the point of frustration you are at now is always a hard hump to get over when re-habbing.
    Been there, done that. It sucks.

    Just don't press too much too soon and give yourself a setback.
    In Escendo Est Verum

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Near Sacramento
    Posts
    4,872
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    On the other hand, I'm being very careful about my diet. I went into surgery at 147.8 pounds and this morning I'm at 145.8. So in the near 2 weeks, I've dropped 2 pounds. Getting to mid summer riding weight for spring.
    -------

    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

  5. #5
    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Mt.Diablo
    Posts
    5,438
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    The roads will still be here.
    http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/

  6. #6
    team autobus loopybunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    northern california
    My Bikes
    2009 Trek 1.5; 2009 Trek 6000; 1995 Specialized Hardrock
    Posts
    297
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm sure the answer is probably no, but are you allowed to go easy on a trainer?

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Near Sacramento
    Posts
    4,872
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As of right now, no. I go in for a post-op on Thursday. Hoping for a different answer.
    -------

    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

  8. #8
    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
    My Bikes
    Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Fantom Outlaw turned commuter, Cannondale F500 Mtn bike, Some old French thing gone fixie
    Posts
    6,547
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been there too. I feel your frustration, and I'm wishing you a TOTAL recovery as soon as possible.
    WANTED: Not a darn thing. I've got it all. Life is good.
    Website at curtis.corlew.com Bicycle blog at ccorlew.blogspot.com

  9. #9
    Senior Member commo_soulja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    C-Ville
    My Bikes
    are fun to ride
    Posts
    1,144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I feel your pain. I broke my leg coming down Kings Mountain Rd in the spring of 2008. After two surgeries and sitting out the summer on the couch watching boring TV, I was back in the saddle. Just let the body heal and you'll be ready to ride in no time.

  10. #10
    Senior Member VaultGuru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Fair Oaks,CA
    My Bikes
    Kestrel RT1000 & Calfee Tandem
    Posts
    717
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When you get back on the bike, surgery will be in the rear view mirror in no time. After two months off after back surgery, it sure felt good to get on the tandem. I can laugh now, but I had to go into the granny gear to get up the little rollers going around Lake Natomas. I was in sorry shape.
    You will be in a lot better shape and recover a lot faster than I did. Hang in there.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Near Sacramento
    Posts
    4,872
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm going to ride tomorrow (friday).

    Post op appt was good. Everything is healing up exactly as it's supposed to. I've been cleared to ride so long as it's flat to very gentle hills. If the location of the patch/hernia starts to get uncomfortable, then I need to slow down or get off the bike. So I'm going to take it very easy tomorrow on the ARBT and see how it goes. I'll go in the direction of Discovery Park as it's pretty flat/gentle hills. Just play it by ear and see how it goes.

    4 more weeks before I'll be healed enough to start on the not so steep, but bigger hills. I expect Beatty will be out for quite some time yet. And I doubt I'll be able to get ready in time for the Auburn Century. Iowa Hill is just going to have to wait.
    -------

    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

  12. #12
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,864
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    I'm going to ride tomorrow (friday).

    Post op appt was good. Everything is healing up exactly as it's supposed to. I've been cleared to ride so long as it's flat to very gentle hills. If the location of the patch/hernia starts to get uncomfortable, then I need to slow down or get off the bike. So I'm going to take it very easy tomorrow on the ARBT and see how it goes. I'll go in the direction of Discovery Park as it's pretty flat/gentle hills. Just play it by ear and see how it goes.

    4 more weeks before I'll be healed enough to start on the not so steep, but bigger hills. I expect Beatty will be out for quite some time yet. And I doubt I'll be able to get ready in time for the Auburn Century. Iowa Hill is just going to have to wait.
    We should be in shape by then too. Don't know if we're up for AC but you never know. Iowa Hill appeals to me, in a perverse way.

    Glad you can ride again and equally glad you aren't rushing your healing. The hills will be there when you're ready. You just need to be ready for the hills (and you know what that takes).
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Near Sacramento
    Posts
    4,872
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Got out today. 34 miles, 14.8 avg. Nearly deadpan flat, 280 feet. I can tell that hills are not happening for several weeks yet. Need more healing. That said, it was really good to get out. Next ride will be Sunday with my son.

    If anyone wants to come out for 34 miles with an 8yo, you're more than welcome to join. We're going to have a picnic lunch half way.
    -------

    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

  14. #14
    RacingBear UmneyDurak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    8,049
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A bit too much of a drive.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

  15. #15
    Week Day Commuter.
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Citrus Heights, Ca
    My Bikes
    2009 FUJI Roubaix 2009 Raleigh Cadent FT 1
    Posts
    305
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    Got out today. 34 miles, 14.8 avg. Nearly deadpan flat, 280 feet. I can tell that hills are not happening for several weeks yet. Need more healing. That said, it was really good to get out. Next ride will be Sunday with my son.

    If anyone wants to come out for 34 miles with an 8yo, you're more than welcome to join. We're going to have a picnic lunch half way.
    I'll ride with you on sunday.
    Chuck

    Road Bike
    2012 Cannondale Synapse 5
    Commuter
    2011 Trek PDX

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Near Sacramento
    Posts
    4,872
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds good Chuck! We're leaving from my house here around 10:30. Pack a lunch. Pace will be light, we're riding at my son's speed. Send me a PM for directions/address.
    -------

    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

Posting Permissions

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