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Old 04-24-06, 05:39 PM   #1
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What's really really really really really good?

Doc sez my fractured elbow is healing nicely, so my 7 weeks of moping around on foot and stuffing myself into the subway while happy, laughing, bicycle-riding people pass are over...tonight.

Woo hoo!
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Old 04-24-06, 05:45 PM   #2
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Doc sez my fractured elbow is healing nicely, so my 7 weeks of moping around on foot and stuffing myself into the subway while happy, laughing, bicycle-riding people pass are over...tonight.

Woo hoo!
Congrats on the healing, seven weeks, ouch.
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Old 04-24-06, 05:52 PM   #3
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The first time I got back on a bike after snapping my arm in half (3 months of fun fun fun) was a truely wonderful moment. have fun.
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Old 04-24-06, 05:57 PM   #4
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were you the dude who I rode over the bridge with in Monster Track who fell infront of King Kog?
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Did King Kog yell "in yo face!" as he rode off?
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Old 04-24-06, 06:26 PM   #6
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were you the dude who I rode over the bridge with in Monster Track who fell infront of King Kog?
that was me. frustratingly, that wasn't even the injury i've been out for so long for.
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Old 04-24-06, 07:50 PM   #7
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i haven't been off a bike for 7 weeks...since...since i started riding as an adult. i can only imagine how orgasmic it'll be to get back on the bike tonight.
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All I can say is don't fall... you haven't ridden a while - take it easy... all of these stories about crashing on the first day of a new bike, it's the same thing. Otherwise have an awesome time, congrats
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Doc sez my fractured elbow is healing nicely, so my 7 weeks of moping around on foot and stuffing myself into the subway while happy, laughing, bicycle-riding people pass are over...tonight.

Woo hoo!
Bummer. Fractured my elbow about 18 months ago & was off the bike for 9 weeks, incl. a few where my girl had to tie my shoes for me because my hilariously inoperable wrist. Heal well.
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congrats, boots. It'll be good to have you back on the streets.


BTW, I think there should be a "boot's blog" subforum here. I love your stories.
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Old 04-24-06, 09:19 PM   #11
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+1 on the be careful. The day I took my sling off in november I broke my hand. It was just the pinky metacarpal and I didn't want to get anymore doctor's orders so I just winced it off.
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that was me. frustratingly, that wasn't even the injury i've been out for so long for.
word, I was wondering how you were doing after that. haha they thought the checkpoint dude was being an ******* cause while you were on the ground I asked him who had the stamp and he yelled "Someone get me a stamp right here!" into the crowd. Nice riding with you with my badly cramped left leg hahaha.
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Old 04-25-06, 12:42 AM   #13
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congrats, boots. It'll be good to have you back on the streets.


BTW, I think there should be a "boot's blog" subforum here. I love your stories.
thanks kiddo. when's the soonest opportunity to ride bikes and get wasted? msngr owes me some tail. if that sounded weird it was intentional.
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F*ck yeah boots. Back on 'er. You around this summer?
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Old 04-25-06, 12:30 PM   #15
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I feel ya. I ruptured my Achilles Tendon hooping in February. I haven't been on a bike since. While I've been rehabing (and getting fatter), I've been building a new bike. The doc cleared me to ride last week. My bike might be ready this weekend. We'll see if my leg is up for fixie riding or not.
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good to hear. i have another go-round of xrays for mine on monday, i'm hoping it's gonna be about 4 more weeks in this cast.
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glad you're back boots. yay! and yes, as i recall, msngr does owe you a few things.

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