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Can't ride rant

Postby lunar_c » Sun May 01, 2011 1:24 pm

Broke my toe on Friday night. Can walk but not comfortably, so no cycling for now. I've had a look gingerly and I think it's a midshaft fracture of my proximal phalanges of my 5th toe. Ironically I'm working on an orthopaedics ward at the moment. Damnit!
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Re: Can't ride rant

Postby CommuRider » Sun May 01, 2011 1:31 pm

Put bike on trainer, you can use the other foot to spin. Else, a tequila bottle works well.
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Re: Can't ride rant

Postby elStado » Sun May 01, 2011 2:05 pm

lunar_c wrote:Broke my toe on Friday night. Can walk but not comfortably, so no cycling for now. I've had a look gingerly and I think it's a midshaft fracture of my proximal phalanges of my 5th toe. Ironically I'm working on an orthopaedics ward at the moment. Damnit!


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Re: Can't ride rant

Postby grantw » Sun May 01, 2011 7:28 pm

I feel your pain. Be patient!

cheers

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Re: Can't ride rant

Postby greyhoundtom » Mon May 02, 2011 6:25 am

Can’t ride with a broken toe?

Meh........... just cut the front out of an old cycling shoe, or get them to mould the sole of the shoe in with the plaster. :twisted:
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Re: Can't ride rant

Postby lovemybike » Mon May 02, 2011 7:38 am

greyhoundtom wrote:Can’t ride with a broken toe?

Meh........... just cut the front out of an old cycling shoe, or get them to mould the sole of the shoe in with the plaster. :twisted:


GreyhoundTom...you left out the usual - HTFU :wink: :twisted:
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Re: Re: Can't ride rant

Postby wombatK » Mon May 02, 2011 8:31 am

elStado wrote:Ride a fixed gear.. you can ride with one leg. 8)

There's a cyclist regularly riding around cooks river who has a lame right leg. Gets along on a mtb with freewheel, right pedal bashing his ortho boot ; gets off and hobbles up hills. A broken toe don't rate, so princess must harden up
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Re: Can't ride rant

Postby lunar_c » Wed May 04, 2011 12:08 am

Once the swelling went down enough to get into my shimano's I did a 20km ride and found it more comfortable to ride on than walk on.
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Can't ride rant

Postby Comedian » Wed May 04, 2011 5:38 am

CommuRider wrote:Put bike on trainer, you can use the other foot to spin. Else, a tequila bottle works well.

Gawd damn. With a bottle it tequila in me I reckon I wouldn't be worried about my toe - but I'm not sure I could stay on a bike either. Even on a wind trainer. In fact I reckon a bike of any description would be pretty much insurmountable. I'll admit it could be fun to watch though :D
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Re: Can't ride rant

Postby TrekStar » Sat May 21, 2011 9:19 pm

wombatK wrote:
elStado wrote:Ride a fixed gear.. you can ride with one leg. 8)

There's a cyclist regularly riding around cooks river who has a lame right leg. Gets along on a mtb with freewheel, right pedal bashing his ortho boot ; gets off and hobbles up hills. A broken toe don't rate, so princess must harden up


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Re: Can't ride rant

Postby HappyHumber » Sat May 21, 2011 9:37 pm

So in laymans' nomenclature please, Ben... the fifth toe...

Is that the big one or the little piggy one that went WEEE-WEe-weee..... all the way home?
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Re: Can't ride rant

Postby lunar_c » Mon May 23, 2011 1:17 am

Hahaha!

It's coming good now.

I've done about 100-150 kays with a broken toe in the mean time though.

PS : Kym, it's the one that went weeeeeeee
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