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Old 08-23-09, 11:45 AM   #1
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C.springs..injured...easy rides

Hi there

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 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

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Old 08-23-09, 07:42 PM   #2
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Good to hear that your recovering and back on the bike.

However, I have to say.... you shouldn't ride like the guy in your sig.... if you do, you're gonna get hurt!
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