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Worked hard all off-sesaon and pre-season, juggling work, child and spousal committments... Rides at 5am to alleviate the inevitable "you're spending too much time riding and not enough {fill-in-the-blank}". Firm deflection of weekend work tasks - "sorry PM, I'll be gone those dates AS I MENTIONED 2 MONTHS AGO."

First race of the season. A small, meaningless race - just meant to get that racing "feel" back... 11 miles in * boom * crash, fractured elbow, game over.

I f***ing hate this sport!!!
 

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krishna said:
Worked hard all off-sesaon and pre-season, juggling work, child and spousal committments... Rides at 5am to alleviate the inevitable "you're spending too much time riding and not enough {fill-in-the-blank}". Firm deflection of weekend work tasks - "sorry PM, I'll be gone those dates AS I MENTIONED 2 MONTHS AGO."

First race of the season. A small, meaningless race - just meant to get that racing "feel" back... 11 miles in * boom * crash, fractured elbow, game over.

I f***ing hate this sport!!!
These things they happen.
 

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Just think about how much you enjoy riding in general (if you do).
I enjoy training as much as I race.
How about you? Do you hate training and just do it for the glory of winning races?
Your elbow will heal eventually..it's not like you lost your leg or something.
 

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krishna said:
Worked hard all off-sesaon and pre-season, juggling work, child and spousal committments... Rides at 5am to alleviate the inevitable "you're spending too much time riding and not enough {fill-in-the-blank}". Firm deflection of weekend work tasks - "sorry PM, I'll be gone those dates AS I MENTIONED 2 MONTHS AGO."

First race of the season. A small, meaningless race - just meant to get that racing "feel" back... 11 miles in * boom * crash, fractured elbow, game over.

I f***ing hate this sport!!!
I would too, if I were you.
 

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Sorry to hear of your injury. I can empathize with how you feel. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
 

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what kind of elbow fracture? olecranon, supracondylar humerus??? did you have surgery? I heard there was some racer who bypassed the non-weightbearing through an upper extremity by putting a swiss ball between his chest and handlebars on the trainer. If you had surgery you may be back at it in 6 weeks or potentially less. Not terrible especially early in the season.
 

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Take a breath and come back

I hear ya, that totally sucks.

If it helps at all, last season my wife got fit, started her training crashed and shattered her wrist while commuting, recoved from that trained got fit and got crashed ON the way to a training ride tore all the hamstrings in her right leg. More than game over it was season over and to add insult to injury this was after she put countless hours into building a pretty fully supported elite womens team so she spent the whole season in the team car or on the sidelines - but shes back to racing (team grew too).

If it gives you hope her teammate touched ground in the Feb shattered her elbow had surgery (pinned) and is back racing as of 2 weeks ago and doing ok (Another of her team mates just took 5th in a collegate race with a cast on her wrist), so you can get back. If at all possible get any surgery that offer that pins the bone your recovery will be halfed. When my wife broke her wrist (well shattered) she had a plate put in (and 9 screws Ti so its light) and was on the trainer the next day, the torn hammys were a different story all together.

Theres hope

krishna said:
Worked hard all off-sesaon and pre-season, juggling work, child and spousal committments... Rides at 5am to alleviate the inevitable "you're spending too much time riding and not enough {fill-in-the-blank}". Firm deflection of weekend work tasks - "sorry PM, I'll be gone those dates AS I MENTIONED 2 MONTHS AGO."

First race of the season. A small, meaningless race - just meant to get that racing "feel" back... 11 miles in * boom * crash, fractured elbow, game over.

I f***ing hate this sport!!!
 

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thanks guys...

for the support. I'm not usually one to whine - really :) When I broke my back a few seasons ago, I took it pretty much in stride. I guess I'm just pissed because I'm finally back to my old form and I know I probably won't be able to race next year (2nd child)... plus I ain't getting any younger :)

Oh well, now I'm just crossing my fingers that there's enough bone left to do the pinning surgery. I'm so, like someone else mentioned, I could be back on the road in 6 wks or so.

If I can't, however, anyone want to buy a never used 2006 license - I'll sell at a discount :)

Cheers,

K
 

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2nd child and quiting racing???

Come-on,
I have three kids - 2, 6 & 9. Wife, job, lots of home/family responsibilities and projects.
Racing age is 42 this year.

Now I race mostly MTB, but still should be able to fit around 6ish MTB races in a 5 or so road races. I have been training around 7-8 hours a week which is much higher than I normaly do....It's all about riding when it fits your family schedule best - I end up riding solo most of the time.
MTB - racing expert and podiumed most of all last yer
Road - racing cat 4/5 and will hold my own, but not breaking the top 10 yet (new to road racing)

KMan


krishna said:
for the support. I'm not usually one to whine - really :) When I broke my back a few seasons ago, I took it pretty much in stride. I guess I'm just pissed because I'm finally back to my old form and I know I probably won't be able to race next year (2nd child)... plus I ain't getting any younger :)

Oh well, now I'm just crossing my fingers that there's enough bone left to do the pinning surgery. I'm so, like someone else mentioned, I could be back on the road in 6 wks or so.

If I can't, however, anyone want to buy a never used 2006 license - I'll sell at a discount :)

Cheers,

K
 

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No chance of getting the wife in on the sport too, is there? I've got our second kid on the way and I think I've convinced my wife to let me gear her up and get her rolling once she's all recovered from the 2nd kid. Who knows where it will lead.
 

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I offered to by a tadem road bike to try and get my wife involved. She has show zero intrest in bicycling over the last 15 years I have know her........

Saturday I'm at the bike shop buying 2 Jamis bikes for my kids and she actually took a seat on a Jamis Cruiser. I offered to buy it right then...she said to wat a bit for the $$, but I was shocked she is showing some interest. I think she wants to start riding around the neighborhood with the kids - at least is a start :)

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No chance of getting the wife in on the sport too, is there? I've got our second kid on the way and I think I've convinced my wife to let me gear her up and get her rolling once she's all recovered from the 2nd kid. Who knows where it will lead.
 

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My wife has been inactive since college, when she was a majorette at the Univ of Alabama. Gone is that awesome figure that would leave me begging for more. But through some tactful words and a little influence of my own, she is beginning to show interest in her fitness again. 9 years and one child can wreck havoc on a woman's body. Especially if her idea of physical fitness is flipping between American Idol and Survivor.

I keep on riding, but I sometimes do it with the guilt of knowing that she should be at least half as active as I am, especially since our child is 6.5 years now! It's hard to get the spouse on board without hurting feelings and causing resentment sometimes.
 
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