So I broke my shoulder....and wound up here!

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  1. Rawlins

    Rawlins TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone!

    I recently broke my shoulder mountain biking, and for the past 3 weeks I've been sitting around doing very little as I can't go to work. On the brighter side, I have been able to spend more time concentrating on my photography, as well as traipsing through forums to occupy my time.

    This seems like one of the best/most active ones around so decided to join in on the conversation.

    Also, this took years to type with one hand!


     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard.
     
  3. bazooka

    bazooka No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There are easier ways to get into photography! :D
     
  4. Rawlins

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    Very true. However falling off my bike down a hill was the easiest part of my ride! :lol: Would have made a great picture though.

    I'm planning on making some arty shots of my cracked and dented helmet when I get the use of my arm back.
     
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    I had a pretty bad one in college about a decade ago on my 10 speed street bike. It was a $25 garage sale special, but I loved it. Unfortunately every now and then the chain slipped when I really pushed hard on the pedals. One day I was hauling arse to class, standing and pedaling pretty much as hard as I could... probably doing about 15 or 20 in the street (fast for me anyway, lol). Chain slipped and my left foot slipped off the pedal and hit the ground and over I went.

    It destroyed the front rim, my dive watch broke off and went skidding down the pavement, and I landed hard on my left shoulder. Lots of people huddled over me concerned. I hobbled back to my feet, some unidentified person handed me my broken watch (lol) and I limped to the sidewalk pushing my wobbling bike (fwop, fwop, fwop). After reaching the sidewalk, the vision in my left eye started to go out and I thought I was going to black out. Fortunately it came back. I chained my bike to the nearest bike rack and abandoned it, never seeing it again.

    My elbow was bloodied and I must have looks like a literal wreck when I walked into class. It took me a couple of weeks before I could put my shirt on without help. Sleeping was a real thrill.

    Sounds like your wreck was 50x worse than mine, so "I feel ya".
     
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    from one 'biker' to another, thanks for being honest bazooka. most people would have said they were going 50mph! ;)
     
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    memento No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    welcome Rawlins. hope you heal up quick! :cheers:
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Welcome aboard!

    Hope you get better soon.

    I Know how it feels when you can move or do much after an injury. I broke my fibula and had to get surgery a metal plate and 5 screws to hold it all together. I was out for 3 months crutching along.
     
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    Kund, that's the one I have.... I love it.
     

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