Discussion in 'Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG)' started by toffee, 11 Jul 2017.
GWS Mrs Toffee
Jeez that's a bummer, hope Mrs T heals soon, send her a from me.
That's really bad luck. Hope you get another bite at the cherry before too long.
Twelve years ago, me and a mate set out on a three-month autumn tour from Nordkapp (northern Norway) to Gibraltar.
Cycling to the tunnel connecting the island to the main land was a piece of cake (trailer-free), but once the trailer was attached - not so good. Entering the tunnel (10% decline)I soon got up a head of steam, about 50 km, and the bike wobbled. I got thrown, landed heavily and broke my collarbone. Two nights was spent in hospital feeling very sorry for myself.
Four weeks later, I was recovered enough to try again (this time starting from southern Sweden) on a new bike with panniers. We made it to Gibraltar in six weeks.
Hope the recovery is swift.
Sorry to hear your news and hope for a quick recovery. Well worth doing, I have just finished LEJOG on a TdF and it was brilliant. No technical issues at all and very comfortable. Spent most of my ride in the Granny ring it took me 28 years to rearrange my ride when first one got cancelled age 22. Hope yours is much sooner.
We actually started to replan the LEJOG while in A&E last night. Well we were there quite a while- How come the NHS is so frustrating and so good at the same time!
Mrs T was hoping the swelling would go down by next week even though it was obvious it was a bad break but she was really looking forward to it. We were hoping to still use our return sleeper from Inverness by flying up there and spending a few days in the area, non cycling though.
Going to Holland later in the summer was also on the list. Don't know if we will make either as having just got back from visiting Mrs T at the hospital I think it's is going to take longer to recover than she expects.
She is really pee'd off that she can't ride her bike for a few weeks!
Thanks for all the messages, now back to the planning.
I think things often happen for a reason, in there somewhere, this time was not ment to be.
Hope the Boss is ok, and good luck next time.
My (then) sixteen year-old son broke his wrist just before setting off on a long planned 1000 mile ride in South Australia. He did it anyway, with his hand in a cast - probably not the best idea in the world, but he managed most of the distance (along the Oodnadatta Track) until a savage dust storm put an end to the fun. While I wouldn't especially recommend following that example, don't be put off by people saying that it can take many weeks to rebuild muscle strength. It won't. Start planning now.
Wishing Mrs T a speedy recovery. Hope she is back on the bike in no time.
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