Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13

Thread: Off the Bike and it's Killing Me

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Clarendon (Arlington, VA)
    Posts
    502
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    That sucks, Jim.

    In the interim, talk to the docs weekly about what activities you can do when: they'll adjust this based on how your recovery is going. But make it clear you were active and want to be active again, sometimes it affects their treatment techniques. And as you start becoming more active, check with them on how to watch for too much too soon.

    Look forward not just to the start of riding, but how strong you'll be again six months after you're riding again.

    I crashed hard on a lobster-pot sized pothole at the construction at 18th and Florida on Halloween, struggled to get back home to Clarendon to pick up my costume and only then realized my knee was swelling so much I couldn't ride back into DC. A few days later, I was diagnosed with a fractured patella and had to be in a locked-at-extension brace for a month and no biking for two months.

    Riding *was* my mood stabilizer and just *what I did*. So I got myself to a shrink pronto. That helped.

    Slowly working back up to the fitness level I was at last summer and looking forward getting there.

    Brendan

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Falls Church
    Posts
    153
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    After a very busy winter (thanks to moderate weather), I have been stalled a bit too on biking over the past two weeks with various ailments.

    As to recovery, there is definitly a recognized process called "muscle memory" wherein ones muscles and central nervous system having once been acquainted with a type of physical endeavor, more quickly readapt to it than if learning it anew.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_memory

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Bethesda, MD
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Sorry to hear....I spent close to two months off the bike this past winter due to a wonky knee...Whenever the weather was nice, or I would see other people out and about biking, it would drive me nuts....I know your pain, and just wanted to chime in to wish you luck, and a speedy recovery.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •