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Old 05-21-2006, 09:05 PM   #1
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on the path 6 - when men plan; god laughs

i've done everthing but give my notice letter.

hurt my arm biking today painful to move.

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Old 05-21-2006, 10:26 PM   #2
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I hope you are OK. But at least you found an interesting way to injure yourself. I have my elbow in ice right now, because I pulled the starter cord on my mower and crashed my elbow into a tree right behind me. Shockingly small give to a tree trunk.

No excuse for this sort of thing.

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I recently allowed a toe on my right foot engage in a one-on-one UFC-style match with a living room sofa table. Needless to say, my toe lost... :P
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safe retirement

just before er i discovered mountain biking. we have some pretty challenging single track in florida, made tricky by an extreme amount of pine roots. so before i learned about protection equipment, the sport taught me about endovers.

there was a bit of a drop ahead so i thought i should get up some speed to clear. what i didn't see was that drop started with a root crossing the path and raised just enough to catch the front wheel. i had no idea i could fly so far or land so hard.

so enjoy your early retirement but don't forget to wear your protection.
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so enjoy your early retirement but don't forget to wear your protection.
That goes for mountain biking and other "activities" in early-retirement...
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several screws and the attachment of some ligaments.
4 to 6 weeks of rehab.

i wish there was a life lesson here.

all i can think of is go slower
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So that is where you've been the past week.

Ouch!

So you at least got time off of work, eh?
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several screws and the attachment of some ligaments.
4 to 6 weeks of rehab.

i wish there was a life lesson here.

all i can think of is go slower
Sorry to hear about your accident. Sounds fairly serious. Heal well and fast.
When I ride my bike, I sometimes pray that the gods keep me safe from people. Funny thing is, the last 2 spills were caused by stuff on the ground. Luckily in both cases, a visit to my chiropractor "straightened" me out.
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Each of my four siblings had severe accidents on bikes -- three head injuries among them, extended time in the hospital, all okay later eventually.

Guess who never rides a bike. I actually "tried" a couple years ago and bought one, and it's still in the box. And I've got the Motobecane racing bike from when I quit at 17 and decided to count my blessings.

Don't mean to rain on anybody's parade. Have fun! I'll stick to hiking on the trails.
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i can only type w/one hand.
i go to the dr. on Fri.
i will stop biking for awhile
i hope this will not stop me from working out with weights; i that was going to help me stay fit.
life can change in an instant ... i will try to go a bit slower in all the things i do.
a heathly body and mind is very important to an enjoyable re
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I decided many a few years ago that I'm not training for anything but life, so I do weight training and bicycling, but at a leisurely pace...

No more jumping out of perfectly good airplanes or other crazy $hit... 8)

Was recently challenged to ride some crazy contraption at a street fair, but I have this rule: a$$ always lower than head... :P
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Each of my four siblings had severe accidents on bikes -- three head injuries among them, extended time in the hospital, all okay later eventually.

Guess who never rides a bike. I actually "tried" a couple years ago and bought one, and it's still in the box. And I've got the Motobecane racing bike from when I quit at 17 and decided to count my blessings.

Don't mean to rain on anybody's parade. Have fun! I'll stick to hiking on the trails.
Yes, I used to have perfectly skin on my backside, shoulder, arms, and legs. After a few years of racing, I have just big-ass scars. The thing is that racing also put me in the best shape of my life. There's something to be said about 6% body fat, a 35 beats per minute resting heart rate, and the feeling that I can accomplish anything. Of course, I paid for that with the scars, the new bike parts, and the new helmets. Then again, just driving around is very dangerous, and you can't even get in shape while doing that. My point is that every activity has its benefit and cost.
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Yes, I used to have perfectly skin on my backside, shoulder, arms, and legs. After a few years of racing, I have just big-ass scars. The thing is that racing also put me in the best shape of my life. There's something to be said about 6% body fat, a 35 beats per minute resting heart rate, and the feeling that I can accomplish anything. Of course, I paid for that with the scars, the new bike parts, and the new helmets. Then again, just driving around is very dangerous, and you can't even get in shape while doing that. My point is that every activity has its benefit and cost.
Isn't veal high in fat? Sounds like you need to change your name from bunsofveal to bunsofsteel.
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Yes, I used to have perfectly skin on my backside, shoulder, arms, and legs. After a few years of racing, I have just big-ass scars. The thing is that racing also put me in the best shape of my life. There's something to be said about 6% body fat, a 35 beats per minute resting heart rate, and the feeling that I can accomplish anything. Of course, I paid for that with the scars, the new bike parts, and the new helmets. Then again, just driving around is very dangerous, and you can't even get in shape while doing that. My point is that every activity has its benefit and cost.
I agree about there being benefits and costs to everything. I find my favorite is a 20 mile hike in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. Worst thing so far is an attack by a swarm of black flies. (About 300 bites.)

But gosh do I shake my head in wonder about the fools on bikes in the back woods. It's hard enough not to trip over some of those roots when you're walking.
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several screws and the attachment of some ligaments.
4 to 6 weeks of rehab.

i wish there was a life lesson here.

all i can think of is go slower
did the same thing about 15 years ago. Big screw, pins, wire etc. Elbow was compound-fractured and bleeding like mad. I still have the screw. I'm thinking of using it as a lag screw when I build my bathhouse at my rec. property.

I borrowed my stepdad's bike and didn't give it a safety check (lesson learned!). The front brake caliper came unbolted from the forks, traveled around, and jammed in the forks, launching me.

don't know the specifics of your injury but I was told I may never get full range of motion back. I said to myself bulls#($ and proceeded to go at phsycial therapy like I was killing snakes. Today--no problems. Although I'm guessing arthritis might be more likely down the road.

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