Tuesday, February 03, 2009

now what?

photo credit to: Madelyn Walters (my 8 yr old)

So much for getting in some good miles in prep for CIRREM. I would love to say that I was riding along about 30mph and out jumped a mountain lion. Then, I went on to kick his a$@ and before I snapped his neck he bit me but that would be a bit of a stretch.

Ok. Here's what happened. I took off from a resting point and after one or two pedal strokes my front tire washed out on a small patch of ice. Down went me in super (elderly style) slow motion. My hand planted on the gravel which wasn't the problem. My fat left leg hits my elbow and hyperextends my arm and pop goes my elbow. One of the bones that runs through my arm fractured right where it meets the elbow. So, three weeks with no pressure on the arm at all which means no riding. Then, it could be four more weeks without the cast and possibly still no riding. Another xray in three weeks so we'll see.

Captain.

13 comments:

Joe said...

That Sucks! Take it easy.

Joe in Osage

Guitar Ted said...

Whoa! I'm so sorry.

Heal up fast and well my friend.

bluecolnago said...

sorry to hear that, dude! i like the description of the (elderly style) fall. seriously though.... heal well and, i know this will be difficult for you, FOLLOW DR'S ORDERS!!!!!

be safe, buddy.

GNAT said...

Captain, sorry to hear that. I did a similar thing a few years ago. You'll be back on that horse before you know it.

Now....Let your kids go crazy decorating that cast. Have some fun with it. I want to see pics.

d.p. said...

Heal fast!

john said...

Some guys would do anything ... absolutely anything to...
John

Marty said...

doh! Sorry to see Rob! Heal well. And as quick as you can!

shockstar said...

damn, rob...that sucks. at least its still cold and crappy out. better than missing prime riding time, i guess. good luck on a quick recovery.

Cellarrat said...

Heres to a speedy recovery!

don't let the trainer miles get yah down!

grannygear said...

Get better fast. Ice is not nice.

BTW, your 8 year old has a nice eye for composition in that photo.

grannygear

Anthony said...

That sucks, dude. Hope you get back on the bike soon!

B I D W E L L said...

Sorry to hear Cuz! The funny thing that's not so funny is I told my wife last night and she said "Let me guess, he was riding his bike" . . . . I told her "of course not, you were playing rugby";)

I guess that makes 2 of us cripples in the CIRREM

Captain Bob said...

Thanks Everyone! This is great.