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Re: The long road back after a crash...
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2014, 15:55 »
More time off for me :(

Self imposed this time.

After the broken arm, new baby and moving house I have taken the opportunity to have some other surgery at this time to get everything out of the way.

So another week or so off the bike and then I can get started.

Am going to use the club 10's to bring my legs back on and a few long sportives over the summer for endurance.

Not writing off the season just yet!!! but its going to be hard now.
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #31 on: April 03, 2014, 16:31 »
    Sorry to hear about your broken arm. Was it from a crash? I think taking the opportunity to get yourself all shiny and new is a great idea.

    I got totally stuffed by a bus driving into a bicycle lane about six weeks ago and ended up with a broken arm. I was back on the bike in about five weeks but on the turbo after two. It took a few weeks to get some form of semblance of fitness back, but when it came it wasn't too shabby.

    I did take the incredibly boring opportunity on the turbo to really work on my pedaling style and I think that paid off a little bit, my cadence is definitely up afterwards.

    I do feel for you though, those first couple of weeks off the bike and totally unable to move my arm were absolute torture mentally. I was just looking out the window brooding.

    Get well soon and good luck with the 10's!!
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #32 on: April 07, 2014, 20:34 »
    Sorry to hear about your broken arm. Was it from a crash? I think taking the opportunity to get yourself all shiny and new is a great idea.
    Yeah it was slow speed and innocuous.

    Enjoying the next few days off before turbo pain starts again !
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #33 on: April 08, 2014, 02:59 »
    Get hold of some Sufferfest videos :cool: They make time training indoors fly.

    Old videos of the classics are great too
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #34 on: April 22, 2014, 11:33 »
    Well despite a pretty small amount of 2014 mileage (less than 400 miles!) I hung on for a 26:30 10 mile tt on weds
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #35 on: April 23, 2014, 20:55 »
    bit windier and raining this week but dug in for a similar time...

    got a 174bpm heart rate on the little rise about 8.5 miles in !
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #36 on: November 12, 2014, 17:01 »
    Well. The season ended well with a 10 mile tt in the 25mins and a 100 mile sportive in just over 5 hours.

    I am hoping that no babies or house moves cause me to have a truncated winter this year.

    With that in mind I have entered the Ronde Cyclo in 2015 and will be making my Flandrian cobbled debut at the age of 40 !!!!
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #37 on: November 12, 2014, 17:55 »
    With that in mind I have entered the Ronde Cyclo in 2015 and will be making my Flandrian cobbled debut at the age of 40 !!!!
    NICE! :D

    I'm sure you'll have loads of fun. In my own Flandrien debut (less than four weeks after buying my first racer, only doing the 70 km route) I met a couple of Englishmen in the finish area while enjoying my Belgian fries. ;)

    It's a shame the route isn't ending with the Muur-Bosberg-Ninove combination, that is a great stretch of road. But you'll enjoy it nevertheless.
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #38 on: November 12, 2014, 18:31 »
    Well. The season ended well with a 10 mile tt in the 25mins and a 100 mile sportive in just over 5 hours.

    I am hoping that no babies or house moves cause me to have a truncated winter this year.

    With that in mind I have entered the Ronde Cyclo in 2015 and will be making my Flandrian cobbled debut at the age of 40 !!!!

    Well done, Jimble! Any help you need with local stuff, let me know.
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #39 on: November 12, 2014, 19:49 »
    I am thinking of staying near Ghent so I am local to pick up the transponder in Oudenaarde on the Friday afternoon.

    I am doing the 120km.
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #40 on: November 12, 2014, 20:43 »
    I am thinking of staying near Ghent so I am local to pick up the transponder in Oudenaarde on the Friday afternoon.

    I am doing the 120km.

    Good idea. Then you can do some tourism too.
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #41 on: November 13, 2014, 09:26 »
    Just deliberating whether the wife and kids can come along.

    The eldest loves watching bike racing an in her three years had already seen Cav, Kittel, Wiggo and all the GB domestic pros in action :)
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #42 on: November 13, 2014, 09:27 »
    Just deliberating whether the wife and kids can come along.

    The eldest loves watching bike racing an in her three years had already seen Cav, Kittel, Wiggo and all the GB domestic pros in action :)

    Make it so, Jimble. Let the brainwashing commence from an early age! ;)
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #43 on: November 13, 2014, 09:34 »
    Its just whether the one year old will stand in a field for consecutive days waiting for Daddy and his mates on day 1 and the pros on day 2.

    !
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #44 on: November 13, 2014, 10:31 »
    and the pay-off needed for your wife if you make her do that   :D
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #45 on: November 13, 2014, 11:58 »
    Always that !
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #46 on: January 02, 2015, 16:05 »
    Here is my 2014 review and 2015 preview from my road.cc column...

    http://road.cc/content/blog/139786-2015-lets-set-some-goals
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #47 on: February 14, 2015, 23:34 »
    I did it again.

    First time riding on a track. Great fun, the banking isn't anywhere near as scary as I thought. Started some sprint match-ups, just for fun. 2 laps, best of three heats.

    Went far too early in heat 1, so tried a slow approach next (leading out). Too slow, it turned out - backwheel touched the blue part that isn't as steep as the banking. Bike slid out, I went down, the bike of the mate I was sprinting against did a somersault over me. He went down too, of course - didn't have anywhere to go.

    The crash itself wasn't bad, practically no track rash. But when my left foot touched the ground, I twisted my ankle. Ouch. Mate hurt his hand and got a few bruises, but is on his feet. I'm most definitely not.

    Sprained ankle, bruised ego, but all in all not that bad. Got taken care of well (it helps when the guy you take down is studying medicine), just going to do naught the next few days.
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #48 on: February 15, 2015, 21:01 »
    And thanks to modern technology, here's the crash footage:
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #49 on: February 15, 2015, 23:22 »
    I did it again.
    Damn.  :(

    Glad it wasn't much worse. Is the blue line really that slippery, or was it just a matter of having two different angles of track under your bike at the same time?
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #50 on: February 16, 2015, 07:52 »
    or was it just a matter of having two different angles of track under your bike at the same time?
    This.
    Someone said there might have been a little patch of oil (or something) as well - but I think it was simply the two different angles.

    I'm getting better, will hopefully get some crutches today, extending my range of motion. That's what's most frustrating (the pain is manageable): You can't walk even two steps.
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #51 on: February 16, 2015, 11:13 »
    This.
    Someone said there might have been a little patch of oil (or something) as well - but I think it was simply the two different angles.

    I'm getting better, will hopefully get some crutches today, extending my range of motion. That's what's most frustrating (the pain is manageable): You can't walk even two steps.

    Fusske! :o Embedded videos always grab your attention first. So I'm sitting there being entertained and then I learn that a) it's you in the video, and b) you need crutches. :o :hug

    Did you tear any muscle or anything? Hope not, and then it will heal a lot quicker.
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #52 on: February 16, 2015, 15:36 »
    I'm sitting there being entertained
    LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU!! :D
    It's alright - we laughed about it ourselves afterwards (how much of that was because laughter helps against the pain, I don't know).
    First time on the track for almost all of us, someone was bound to go down. Just wish it wasn't me ... :lol

    Did you tear any muscle or anything? Hope not, and then it will heal a lot quicker.
    Don't think so. I can sit normally already, but walking is out of the question for at least a couple of days. Got the crutches, immediately improving my range of motion and comfort.

    It's a good thing I have nothing more important to do than lie on my back. ;)
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #53 on: February 16, 2015, 15:46 »
    Get well soon :)
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #54 on: February 16, 2015, 18:36 »
    I did more or less the exact same thing at Manchester Veldodrome a few years back but thankfully didn't take anyone out.

    Amazing how painful it can be when you're going so slowly though...


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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #55 on: August 11, 2015, 11:28 »
    Not a crash this time but my 2015 season is over.

    Trapped nerve and back spasm.

    Been a bit of an epic journey.

    Ridden hard (for me) since Sept 2014 to be right for Flanders. Qualified for Team GB Masters at Tour of Cambs and won a 2-up.

    Just wanted to decide when I stopped this season, not my 41 year old body!
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    Re: The long road back after a crash...
    « Reply #56 on: August 11, 2015, 12:15 »
    Not a crash this time but my 2015 season is over.

    Trapped nerve and back spasm.

    Been a bit of an epic journey.

    Ridden hard (for me) since Sept 2014 to be right for Flanders. Qualified for Team GB Masters at Tour of Cambs and won a 2-up.

    Just wanted to decide when I stopped this season, not my 41 year old body!

    Sorry to hear that, Jimmy. Old age the silent killer! :hug
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