Rides and ribs

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Rides and ribs

Postby barbelfisher » 2 Feb 2015, 4:17pm

Well, I finally got out today after having most of January off. I suffered a few broken ribs after falling in my son's bath early in the month. ( I was totally sober) I felt so good when I got home, only 15 miles and a frozen drink to boot. But...on the road again as the song goes. Looking forward now to the Birthday rides in August.

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Re: Rides and ribs

Postby NUKe » 2 Feb 2015, 5:54pm

Good to see you are onthe mend
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Re: Rides and ribs

Postby Heltor Chasca » 2 Feb 2015, 6:33pm

barbelfisher wrote:Well, I finally got out today after having most of January off. I suffered a few broken ribs after falling in my son's bath early in the month. ( I was totally sober) I felt so good when I got home, only 15 miles and a frozen drink to boot. But...on the road again as the song goes. Looking forward now to the Birthday rides in August.


Good work! Ribs are strange ones to break. I broke 2 falling off a bike going down Wrynose Pass in the lakes. The weirdest bit was a piece of grass impaled my lip I had to go to A&E 5 days later when my comfort slowly deteriorated. I hadn't realised what I'd done and the duty doc gave me a right lecture about lungs etc.

Glad you are chipper....hc

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Re: Rides and ribs

Postby Flinders » 2 Feb 2015, 8:05pm

I once cracked one, possibly two, ribs falling onto a horse.
(Most people do it falling off.) :roll:

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Re: Rides and ribs

Postby NUKe » 3 Feb 2015, 4:43pm

Flinders wrote:I once cracked one, possibly two, ribs falling onto a horse.
(Most people do it falling off.) :roll:

Oh you've got to explain that one.
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Re: Rides and ribs

Postby pwa » 3 Feb 2015, 5:02pm

Nice to be on the mend isn't it. I think one of the worst things about cracked ribs is loss of sleep because you can't lie down comfortably.

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Re: Rides and ribs

Postby Heltor Chasca » 3 Feb 2015, 5:47pm

pwa wrote:Nice to be on the mend isn't it. I think one of the worst things about cracked ribs is loss of sleep because you can't lie down comfortably.


Yeah. I couldn't have a cuddle for months. The bust ribs are nothing compared to my emotional scarring...hc

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Re: Rides and ribs

Postby maxcherry » 3 Feb 2015, 6:13pm

Flinders wrote:I once cracked one, possibly two, ribs falling onto a horse.
(Most people do it falling off.) :roll:



Explain yourself......you can't just leave it like that!
Honestly chaps, I'm a female!

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Re: Rides and ribs

Postby hondated » 3 Feb 2015, 6:25pm

barbelfisher wrote:Well, I finally got out today after having most of January off. I suffered a few broken ribs after falling in my son's bath early in the month. ( I was totally sober) I felt so good when I got home, only 15 miles and a frozen drink to boot. But...on the road again as the song goes. Looking forward now to the Birthday rides in August.

Sorry to read that and glad your on the mend.
Its also served to remind me not to venture out until the roads have thawed in this weather.

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Re: Rides and ribs

Postby andy65 » 3 Feb 2015, 9:09pm

I have broken ribs on more than one occasion and can testify that they are much more painful than people think.