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so, now that I've broken my collarbone...(10 posts)

so, now that I've broken my collarbone...weiwentg
Apr 23, 2002 4:56 PM
...and will need at the VERY least 5 weeks before I can start riding again, any good stationary bike training routines I could use?
I am going crazy. I am absolutely going crazy. next time someone crashes in front of me, if I can't avoid him, I swear I will ride over him.
re: so, now that I've broken my collarbone...brider
Apr 24, 2002 7:08 AM
So now you know te importance of crash training -- i.e. either finding a soft landing spot (another body) or rolling on landing, or bunnyhopping over them (not easy without a good set-up time, and may make things worse if not executed well). As for the stationary training, you're going to be limited for a while since you can't use one arm. Seated power training will be the thing to do for the next few weeks. Just regular intervals sut stay seated the whole time. Boring as hell, but what else are you gonna do? Take some long walks, also.
Great Advice...allervite
Apr 24, 2002 10:34 AM
You should try to get over the instinct to reach out and catch yourself when you fall. You will be much better off if your hands are still on the bars when you hit the pavement.
Great Advice...weiwentg
Apr 24, 2002 3:25 PM
you'll be pleased to know that my hands were, indeed, on my handlebars when my shoulder slammed into the road.
perhaps I should have both collarbones replaced by titanium replicas. I can just bend them back in a mishap :)
The shoulder ain't built for that kind of abuse...brider
Apr 25, 2002 8:45 AM
Yeah, even when you keep the hands on the bars, sometimes it just doesn't help. Any side-force on the shoulder is going to be taken up almost completely by the clavicle, and it's just not designed to take a big load in that direction. Had the same thing happen to me in a MTB race, and the clavicle broke into three pieces. LOOOONG recovery on that one. Any way, the bone WILL heal stronger than it was, but it may take a while. In know for me that it was over a year before I could do backstroke comfortably (I was doing a lot of triathlons at the time).
That's what I get for assuming.allervite
Apr 25, 2002 10:39 AM
I guess sometimes the bad stuff is just unavoidable.
sadly true, that...weiwentg
Apr 25, 2002 12:32 PM
at least now, I know I should have remembered what TJeanloz said and swerved.
that said, if you endo ... how in heck do you break your fall?
Aim for something soft,speedisgood
Apr 26, 2002 10:22 AM
like the guy who took you down, and land on him like you would a gymnastic mat. Then gracefully tuck into a somersault and roll till you kinetic energy is dissipated. Easier said than done . . .
I have broken my fall on. . .allervite
Apr 26, 2002 3:36 PM
A girl, a bike, my helmet, my back, actually landed on my feet once and ran it out, and lastly a Queensland Heeler. Never broke anything but bike parts though. However, I shed quite a bit of blood. The head landing broke my helmet and cut my forehead, shoulder, elbow and hand. It looked like all the blood was coming from my head even though it only made it to my shoulder. It was really freaking people out as I walked around. This list just includes endos by the way and there is more than one instance of the back flop.
Where did you crash?MeMyselfandI
Apr 27, 2002 10:03 PM
What race?