gbnz wrote: JohnW wrote:
Apologies for reopening a thread, but how long did your recovery from a broken collarbone take? I.e. as in being able to ride to a certain extent and/or having a full blown, hard pushed ride?
n I'd developed a position and technique that didn't require it and I was back on 150ish mile rides within a few months.
If I'd been a racing man I'd have forced the issue.
Remember, however, that I was 61 when the prang happened.
I was passed for riding again by the doctors sometime in August 2005,I would say that I was otherwise back to normal riding FOR ME
before Christmas 2005.
Does any of that help at all?
Thanks, sounds pretty promising! Can't see myself doing any 150 mile rides over the winter, so looks like I'll have loads of time for recovery (Though swimming, serious gymming and running may be blocked for a bit)
I hope all goes well for you.
You've re-kindled my memory with this. I've consulted my diary. The prang I've referred to was actually early June 2006 (not 2005 as previously stated), which means that I was 62 at the time. I find that I have some other 'facts' to correct.
My first ride after being 'released' by the doctors was to watch a local 130 mile (200k) Audax finish on 20th August - I'd have been riding it but for the prang.
It was on a longish, and intermittently quite steep, climb a couple of weeks later that really troubled me (for anyone who knows the area, it was the climb up from Cliviger to the Long Causeway). The pain/discomfort and sense of weakness were a revelation, I can tell you.
My first subsequent 100miler was on October 14th. My first 142 miler was recorded in April the following year (i.e. into summer time).
With collar bone/shoulder bone injuries I don't think I'd have been swimming as quickly as cycling.
What I didn't say was that the prang happened in early June and it took longer for all my other injuries (as distinct from collar bone) to recover enough for the medics to give me the all clear to start again. The collar bone was not the worst of the injuries. A drop in general fitness following three months inactivity was a bigger issue.
I hope this does help - don't be despondent, but do as the doctors tell you and don't force it - I'm sure you'll be fine.
I was just longing to get out again on the bike.
I really cannot say ANYTHING BUT GOOD about the medics who sorted me out.