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Did an hour, standing, on the trainer today.(13 posts)

Did an hour, standing, on the trainer today.Elefantino
Oct 14, 2001 7:07 AM
Watching Tim Russert on "Meet the Press." (OK, I sat up twice to drink my Gatorade, but the rest of the time I was out of the saddle.)

I am soooooo ready to get back on the road. It was a great morning here, too. Cloudy, about 70, no wind.

Jan. 8 is getting closer and closer.

Hope you all had good rides (real ones) this AM.

Ride on,
re: Did 10 yesterdaycyclopathic
Oct 14, 2001 7:26 AM
mostly standing grades from hell now my left knee hurts
I am off for today
So, why are you on a trainer so early?Largo
Oct 14, 2001 9:22 AM
Maybe i've missed a past post, but why are you riding a trainer now? You in Antarctica?;)
Seriously, you rehabing an injury?
Hope you can get out and ride "outside" soon.
Rehab. Broken neck. Spinal cord injury.Elefantino
Oct 14, 2001 11:26 AM
But I'm a miracle (so the doc says) and I've got three more months of healing before I can hit the road. Ergo, trainer.
Good lord!Largo
Oct 14, 2001 12:01 PM
Dude, what happened?
Hope the rehab goes 100%ok.
holly macrocyclopathic
Oct 14, 2001 2:25 PM
how did that happen??
The broken neck tale...Elefantino
Oct 14, 2001 7:20 PM
Paceline. Seven of us. 22 mph. Branch in road. Six elude branch. I'm No. 7. Branch gets caught in front fork. Endo. Land on head. Break neck. Compress spinal cord. Only reason I didn't break spinal cord was that I was still clipped in (Speedplays, go figure) and the bike pulled me back down on my face (69 stitches, broken nose) instead of letting me go all the way over. Hands and arms were affected. Lost all strength in them; tremendous pain.Week in intensive care. Three months in a neck brace. Lots of occupational therapy. Brace came off last week. Hand strength is almost 100 percent. Still some tingling, probably permanent. But no big deal. After this crash, life is gravy.
I'm hammering the trainer now.
There is a message there for us all.Largo
Oct 15, 2001 6:28 AM
All it takes is one little accident, and your life is shot.
Puts things in perspective.
I was in an avalanche once, and believe me, little things became pretty important after that.
Once you've been right to the edge and looked over, like Elefantino said, life is gravy.
Enjoy the rollers, you'll be back outside soon.
No daylight leftColnagoFE
Oct 15, 2001 9:55 AM
I don't get home till 6:30p and by then it's dark and the trainer is the only safe option. Early morning is out too...I get up at 5:45a anyway and it's dark then. No way I'm out on 65+mph speed limit roads at night...even with a good light. Am doing some night MTB though. Fun but no long rides as my light only last about 1-1.5 hours.
It was great in northern NY, 3 hours today (lots o' wind)..nmvanzutas
Oct 14, 2001 2:56 PM
re: Did an hour, standing, on the trainer today.morey
Oct 15, 2001 3:25 AM
You have got to be out of your mind. However, I know how you feel. I also live in Florida, had a nice ride Saturday and Sunday. A little windy!
better check your chainstays and alignment...nm
Oct 15, 2001 4:30 AM
Jan 8th huh? You are going to be way motivated by then.MB1
Oct 15, 2001 5:21 AM
We may have to put lead in your waterbottles to hold you back by then!

An hour standing up? Ouch! Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Good to see you are still raring to go. Take care.