Back Into It Today

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Back Into It Today

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:05 am

So after 138 days of not riding after injury and follow-up surgery, today is Comeback Day.
I'm looking at 20km but hope to push that out a bit if the bits that were repaired will let me. Not tackling any hills just yet either - they will come in a week or so.
Wish me luck but please don't say "break a leg" :D .
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Re: Back Into It Today

Postby bychosis » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:36 am

Enjoy the wind in your face.
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Re: Back Into It Today

Postby Mububban » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:18 pm

Great news! Riding a bike is such a simple pleasure of life. Stay safe and enjoy!
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Re: Back Into It Today

Postby TheWall » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:55 pm

Take it easy and just enjoy.

How did you go?

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Re: Back Into It Today

Postby MichaelB » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:35 pm

TheWall wrote:Take it easy and just enjoy.

How did you go?


+1 to that. Stop keeping us in suspense !!

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Re: Back Into It Today

Postby WyvernRH » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:01 pm

Great stuff, hope it all went well!

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Re: Back Into It Today

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:40 pm

Good to hear you're back on the bike.

Let us know how it went..
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Re: Back Into It Today

Postby gorilla monsoon » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:46 am

Thanks for the well wishes.

First ride back I managed 20km into a headwind, was looking to average around 17.5km/h but actually went to 20.7km/h. A couple of inclines but nothing that looked like a hill.

Second ride I lifted distance and average speed but stayed on the flat stuff.

Physio says he's happy with the progress and says I can ride my usual tracks in a week or two.

The biggest problem is that sitting doing nothing over the extended Christmas break meant eating anything that moved (not helped by three weeks in Langkawi recently with loads of good cheap food and booze) so now I have a few kgs to unload but I don't reckon that will be too difficult.
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Re: Back Into It Today

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:27 am

Be smart about your riding distances and how much you push yourself. :wink: Good that ya able to ride again. 8)

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Re: Back Into It Today

Postby trailgumby » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:28 am

Welcome back. Just take it easy coming back. The heart and muscles recover relatively quickly, the soft tissue (cartilage, tendons, ITB etc) take their bloody time. Don't be like me (bull at a gate) and extend your recovery delay by giving yourself over-use injuries through impatience.

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Re: Back Into It Today

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:33 am

All good, sticking to doctor's (and physio's) orders, riding flat roads and increasing distances and speeds gradually, spinning rather than grinding.
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Re: Back Into It Today

Postby donnaeastman » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:27 pm

Congratulation! Good to hear you are already back into cycling. Good luck!

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