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Bust your A** Lately?

Old 05-25-18, 01:31 PM
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Bust your A** Lately?

Maybe this should go under "dumbest thing you've done." I'm so mad, embarrassed ,POed I could spit. Yeasterday, riding with a friend we came to a quick turn to a 12% back road climb. New route for me. I shifted wrong stalled, could not unclip fast enough, and came to a halt and flopped over on my left side. Now this is with my new Domane SLR9. So, if you check out my posts you'll see I'm a comback cyclist for the last year and have about 3k under my belt. This should have not happened. Can't belive I was so STUPID. As I'm going down my instincts were to SAVE THE BIKE so I held on and picked the bike up with my legs as I hit, wacking my left glute hard. Got up finished the ride (22 miles). Maybe a little sore. Rough night last night got very sore, so I went to Dr. got X-Rays. The good news no broken bones, just a good ass bruise and today can walk without pain. Following the Doc's advise and doing the rest and ice thing for three days.
Now to my question. Anyone else with this type of injury and how long to get back in the saddle? Have some long rides coming up. I swear I feel I can ride today but the Doc said three days than stetching and I can do what I want but expect 4-6 weeks of soreness.
O yea bike came out without a scratch, a little scuff on saddle, can hardly see it. Bodies heal, bikes don't.
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Old 05-25-18, 02:17 PM
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I've had my Sirrus since 2016 ($800 but a nice bike to me) and the other week I did a hefty climb and at the top after cresting it I was going about 2 mph and trying to swig water and pull out my single headphone all at the same time and I nearly dumped the bike, somehow managed to stay upright (albeit not on the bike) and stop the bike right before I went off the road into trees without even a pedal hitting the ground, so very lucky.

Luckily nobody was around. That was my first close call with the bike and hopefully the last.
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Old 05-25-18, 02:23 PM
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Not yet, knock on wood (raps knuckles on head). Should I be trying harder?
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Thought this thread was about working hard and getting faster.

I've been busting my ass lately but no crashes.
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Old 05-25-18, 03:37 PM
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I had a good one last weekend. My wife and I were out on some of the local hiking trails, which are often crowded with bikes and hikers on the weekends. We ride respectfully, calling out, slowing down, etc. So, last Sunday was particularly busy and I was ready to get off the main trail at the end of the ride. As I'm coming around a blind corner I see a couple with 2 little Chihuahuas off-leash (and they see me). The couple steps aside, and the dogs just stand there looking at their owners. I wasn't rolling very fast and slowed a bit when I saw the dogs in the middle of the trail, but when the dogs didn't move I slowed to a stop and proceeded to fall over before I could unclip. The couple were mortified...all apologies, helping me up, and (I swear) the dogs just stood there looking at me with that "you're a stupid human" look.
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Busted? Nothing, but once on my way home from work I coasted up to a red light while mentally wrestling with a difficult case I had. Forgot to unclip and fell over in the gutter right at the feet of 2 homeless guys sitting on curb with their cardboard sign. As I lay there, one says "I hate it when that happens!" Don
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Old 05-25-18, 04:33 PM
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It happens... I was daydreaming along almost 2 years ago, nicked the curb with my front wheel and went down a gravel hill head first. Separated my AC joint, although I didn't know it at the time and rode 30 bloody miles back to my car. By bloody, I mean bloody - running down my right side, ass cheek exposed for the world to see. Ugh. I couldn't lift an ounce with my right arm but I could push down, so I made it. Spent the rest of the day in the ER

Bike had a slightly bent RD hanger and the handlebars twisted (and I had JUST the right tool to center them before riding home... and ONLY that tool, go figure) but otherwise, no damage.

Riding was a bit tough for the next month or so. Arm in a sling for about 2 weeks.
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Yeah, I had my ass 'busted' when I was hit from behind. I landed on my behind. It was sore for days. I did get an x-ray but it showed no evidence of fracture. How long did I wait to get back on the saddle? Two days.

Yeah, I know. I'm an idiot.
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Old 05-25-18, 05:42 PM
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I got my butt busted pretty good about 10 years ago - I was on my way to teach a class, and got left-hooked by a minivan. I made it an hour and a half through the class before horrible pain led me to visit the university clinic, where they basically told me that I could pay out of pocket to go to a real hospital or just deal with it. Being a poor grad student, I did the latter - not much can be done for a swollen butt or broken ribs, anyway.

It was a good two weeks before I could sit like a normal person on much of anything, including a bike.
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