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The difference a year makes.

Old 11-15-09, 11:17 AM
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The difference a year makes.

On November 24, it will have been a year since I broke my leg/ankle in 3 places. Needless to say it was pure hell, needing surgery and months to recover. I was really scared of not being able to walk properly, let alone ride a bike again. But thanks to a fine orthopedic surgeon and my loving wife, I was riding again 106 days after the injury. In fact i was able to ride my bike months before i was walking without any limp. This year i've ridden 1700 miles.
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Originally Posted by mr. peugeot View Post
On November 24, it will have been a year since I broke my leg/ankle in 3 places. Needless to say it was pure hell, needing surgery and months to recover. I was really scared of not being able to walk properly, let alone ride a bike again. But thanks to a fine orthopedic surgeon and my loving wife, I was riding again 106 days after the injury. In fact i was able to ride my bike months before i was walking without any limp. This year i've ridden 1700 miles.
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Old 11-15-09, 11:27 AM
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Whew...good for you.
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Congrats - that's awesome. Cycling is an incredible rehab sport.

Last October, I tore my Achilles and calf and destroyed my ankle playing basketball. I couldn't walk for 10 months, but I could ride after 5. I was obstinate about PT. Cycling was my only rehab.
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good for you! it's nice to be back in the saddle after an injury eh
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Congrats - that's awesome. Cycling is an incredible rehab sport.

Last October, I tore my Achilles and calf and destroyed my ankle playing basketball. I couldn't walk for 10 months, but I could ride after 5.
I was obstinate about PT. Cycling was my only rehab.
Why may I ask, did you have a bad therapist?
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Old 11-15-09, 09:12 PM
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Why may I ask, did you have a bad therapist?
No. It was inconvenient and time consuming.
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i have 8 pins in my right foot from bmx racing , i was worried id never ride again as well
ive put out around 2600 miles this year
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Originally Posted by iamsomeguy View Post
i have 8 pins in my right foot from bmx racing , i was worried id never ride again as well
ive put out around 2600 miles this year

I crashed badly a few years back and ended up with three screws in my left ankle - I love riding more than ever.

Congrats to the OP and here's to many more years of riding!
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