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Quick question- Ride or not ride?(8 posts)

Quick question- Ride or not ride?C-mond
Dec 23, 2001 4:20 AM
Had my wisdom teeth taken out friday morning. I want to ride now, a group ride takes off at 9eastern, it is alittle past 7 now. Just for 50...I am not going on the 85miler. The problem with living with your parents over christmas break. My mom is nagging (actually she just told me once:)) me not to ride. Physically I am fine. Sure my mouth hurts and my jaw swollen. I said I would be fine...she says "what about the other riders?"

Does she have a point? I don't think so..but this could be my teenage perspective on the situation.

What do you adults think? Guess I could just ride alone. But I hate doing that when it is cold.
guess everyone is asleep- decided to ride to the ride and if IC-mond
Dec 23, 2001 4:43 AM
feel bad or not smooth then I will just ride back home.
Let us know how it went . . .DCW
Dec 23, 2001 5:23 AM
When I was 21 (31 years ago) I rode about five miles across town to have two upper wisdom teeth out. After it was over, the doc asked who was driving me home. I said "no one, I've got my bike." He about passed out. I made it home fine.

Two years later I had my lowers out. I spent the night in the hospital and needed to. . .
Ride went very well. Feel much better for having done so.C-mond
Dec 23, 2001 2:29 PM
Does not make me feel quite so much like the waste of skin I have been for the past 2 days.
re: Quick question- Ride or not ride?look271
Dec 23, 2001 8:03 AM
If it were me and I felt ok, I'd ride. If you feel bad in the middle of it, go home. That being said, however, listen to your parents! Missing one ride will not kill you. Being a parent, it would make me much happier for my child to listen to me than to disobey. Suck it up. One ride won't make a real difference.
Son, obey your mother...davidl
Dec 23, 2001 10:16 AM
MY quick question..JuniorRacerFL
Dec 23, 2001 11:15 AM
Why do people get there wisdom teeth taken out?
wisdom teeth..guido
Dec 23, 2001 2:01 PM
get taken out to make more room in the mouth for the rest of the teeth.

A couple of months ago, I got all four of mine pulled in one session. Modern medicine is so trick, I barely felt it the next day. I sure could have ridden, especially before the local anesthetic wore off, but raked leaves instead.

My experience has been that, unless you're working the injury, riding is good therapy and actually promotes healing. Once I had to ride 45 miles home with a fractured collarbone and sprained wrist. I felt a whole lot better after the two hour ride than I would have lying down in an ambulance. Those endorphins must have been working overtime.