|I'm doing a Hamilton this Sunday||weiwentg|
Jun 6, 2002 7:01 PM
|as in, racing with a broken shoulder. fortunately, the course is flat - there should be less carnage than normal. it's a cat IV/V race, and I think I can probably hang on to the cat IVs.
wish me luck ... I'll try to keep the rubber side down.
Jun 7, 2002 6:32 AM
|Now, not that I wouldn't do the same thing myself (I got back on the bike in my cast when I broke my ankle), but someone's gotta say it...
oh and wear clean underwear
|keep your elbows bent||DougSloan|
Jun 7, 2002 1:38 PM
|Been there. Keep your arms bent to absorb shock, especially when drafting and you can't see the road. Takes the load off the shoulder.
|thanks, you two||weiwentg|
Jun 7, 2002 5:54 PM
|I'll let you know how it goes.|
Jun 7, 2002 9:03 PM
|I did a collegic C race (collegic equivalent of a 4/5 race) the day after I had my shoulder dislocated (army life...) Colorado state went out, and went hard and fast. we went 1-2-3-4. I was third and all of us came across the line together, my greatest road race ever. nothing felt better, exept for a post race vicadin, mmmmmmm..... vicadin.|
|are you insane?||ColnagoFE|
Jun 10, 2002 7:50 AM
|Hamilton gets paid big bucks to race. Do you really want to risk a worse shoulder injury for a cat 4 race? Let it rest man!|
|well, not really...||weiwentg|
Jun 10, 2002 8:45 AM
|and if you see my post above, I seem to have survived :)
the thing is, my shoulder's already been operated on. the doc said that if it doesn't hurt, I can do it, and I get no discomfort when I ride.