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I'm doing a Hamilton this Sunday(7 posts)

I'm doing a Hamilton this Sundayweiwentg
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.
good luck!lonefrontranger
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 bentDougSloan
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.

good luck
thanks, you twoweiwentg
Jun 7, 2002 5:54 PM
I'll let you know how it goes.
busted shoulderevant
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.