The injured cyclist rides again !!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by ajc, 19 Oct 2007.

  1. ajc

    ajc Well-Known Member

    I managed my first 12 miles yesterday, nothing major for most people but after 8 months (well possibly 7) it was great to get out :rolleyes: My knee is still not right but way better than it was. I've had my commute bike changed from a 53/39 to a 50/34 and a new chain (the old one had kind of rusted after winter cycling last year and I'm not good at maintenance). It felt quite wierd, just getting on the bike and getting used to a thin saddle again but that feeling soon a more sort of numb feeling;).
    I had a pootle round some quiet country lanes in north cheshire for an hour, here's hoping to another hour or so over the weekend around Skipton.......little steps "so to speak" :rolleyes:
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    good man

    I'm getting near the end of a four week break (so far), (shoulder bone) and itching to get started

    going to be the discarded old banger sadly until the insurance comes through
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Hope recovery goes well for both of you.
  4. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    ajc pleased your finally up and back on the bike,bet it feels good. As you say break yourself in gently. Hope all goes well.

    Tynan, good to hear your also on the mend. Hope everything goes well on the insurance front.

    Best of look to you both:smile:
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    ta gents

    I get a groovy three way commute these days too, Tue,Wed,Thu I get to ride down to WC1 for evening classes and then to home from there

    ooh the excitement, and some of that proper city traffic
  6. Well done that man!
  7. longers

    longers Veteran

    and good luck and happy painfree miles from me. :rolleyes:
  8. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Well done and take it steady. I have been off the bike for three weeks due to a knee injury. Going to try a very easy 30 minutes on the Turbo this afternoon.
  9. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
  10. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    to longers i mean, not Hugo....Turbo trainers are the devils cheesey scrapings
  11. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Always sad to hear of people injured...:rolleyes:

    But great to hear of them getting back on the bike.:biggrin:

    Well done both of you.:rolleyes:
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Well done..let's hope it's a relatively pain free comeback !
  13. OP

    ajc Well-Known Member

    Well, I hope its been ok for Tynan, I went out again around Bingley, there's some hills around here ! I really want to go for it but I'm holding back, just another 10 miles, can't believe how nice the weather is !,
    I keep reminding myself that I must take it easy, an 8 month layoff is a long time, looking forward to the pain :rolleyes: and feeling like I'm doing something again.
    Thank you for your positive comments :rolleyes:
  14. graham56

    graham56 Guru

    Well done ajc. Nice and easy does it, don`t want to overdo it after such a long lay off.
  15. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    spent most of yesterday fixing up my old Scott Atacama, 15 odd years old and spent the last six at the bottom of the garden, surprisingly it's seems in good nick all things considered, I was told to lose it when it had it's last servicesixteen years ago, for general 'worn out' reasons, I did some proper commuting miles on it back in the day

    anyhow, new bottom bracket ,new lights, rack and mudguards moved across from the still beautiful but sadly ruined Canondale, picking up and turning over the two different bikes said much about what Sir paid for at the time for each bike

    lbs mechanic says 'not pretty but serviceable'

    test ride today hopefully and back on the commute Monday morning, 12.5m to Willesden, 5 to Bloomsbury for evening classes, and then 13 odd back home late

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