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Old 04-02-09, 03:20 PM
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First ride after 8 weeks!

So, I took my first ride today after being out of the saddle for 8 weeks after an accident. I won't go into details, but I was hit by a car that ran a stop sign and broke one wrist and sprained the other, as well as breaking some toes. My ride today was by no means a long one, probably about a mile, but it felt amazing to be back on a bicycle. Needless to say, it was an agonizing time out from riding. It's great to be back!

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Feels good don`t it? Glad you`re back riding again. I was out from last Oct until this Feb with an "overpedaled" knee so I have very fresh memories of how it is to be away from it. Enjoy yourself, but don`t push it- you don`t want to start all over again.
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Isn't it great? Just starting to ride again myself after a knee replacement. Like you, short distances to start. Rode about 3 miles today and it felt fine. Monday I'm going to ask the Physical Terrorist how much he thinks is appropriate, and see if I can kick it up a little.
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Congratulations and best of luck with your recovery!

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I just getting my wheels back from a crash 5 months ago. I broke ribs in two places and dislocated a shoulder. I've been back on the bike for a few months now regularly. I went 30 miles today which is the longest ride since the crash.

It does feel good. Glad you're back on it.
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I ahven't ridden outside since last November.
Maybe next week. It was still -16 this morning.
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Glad you've recovered and hitting the roads again!

And it does feel good to get back out. I took my first ride since Dec 14 on March 21. I'm already pushing 30 miles a ride again, so I'm sure you'll build it up again quickly.
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