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Cycling when plastered

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Haitch, 27 Apr 2008.

  1. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Not sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes anyway.

    We were planning to go on a tour through Belgium the week after next. Nothing too serious, nice and flat, 70 or 80 km a day. Trouble is, I broke a bone in my foot on Friday evening. Next week, I should have a new cast put on my leg so that I can walk without crutches.

    The inevitable question is, will I be able to cycle?
     
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    If you can flex your ankle and put some pressure through the ball of your foot onto the pedal without any pain you should be OK; but I don't think it'll have mended sufficiently for that kind of trip.
    You'll put the fracture under a fair amount of stress, which would exacerbate the injury and probably slow the healing process.
    Hasn't one of your mates got a tandem? Or a support car to follow in?
    Hope it works out, though!
     
  3. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I broke my leg in January so sympathise lots. I was back on my bike a month after the accident, but locked into a turbo and cycling very gently. I'd be nervous of cycling on the road so soon - if you had to grind to a halt quickly and put your foot down to save you, the pain and damage could be pretty hideous!!!
     
  4. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Dont do that you know you shouldent
     
  5. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    I wouldn't risk it personally. If anything went wrong, you could set your recovery back. Not worth it IMO.
     
  6. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    When you get the new cast on why not ask the doctor to plaster your cleat into the cast? then you can simply clip your cast into the pedal.
     
  7. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill

    Wot he said.

    Get healed up and go on the trip a bit later in the year.
     
  8. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Thanks, everyone. So the general consensus is to stay at home with my feet up. I know that's the sensible thing to do but got-to-get-fit's solution is very tempting ...
     
  9. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    this idea is the coolest! but probably not the most sensible. stay at home and get plastered instead (in both senses of the word)
     
  10. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Bollocks. Do it, and amaze your grandchildren with your tales of how hard it was in the old days.

    Invest in a biotechnology company that will grow you a new foot.
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I know it must be sickening to miss out on the trip but that's what you'll have to do IMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!