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....getting a bar in the ribs, same thing :( The mtb brakes are a lot more sensitive than my commuter bike brakes, so one minute into yesterday's mtb ride, I grab a handful at slow speed- instant endo. Same thing happened a couple weeks ago, but without the added insult of the handlebar/rib combination.

Luckily, got a doctor's appointment tomorrow anyway, to get a Rx for the upper back pain/arm numbness issues. I'll ask the X-ray techs to take a look at the ribs while I'm there. Got bruises on both legs, residual bruises from the last crash on the right calf, and misc. scratches. Trying Lidoderm patches on the bruised ribs, plus an Advil.

At least I was able to ride....though I don't know how to explain to doc that I was riding despite being told to take it easy for a month.
 

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i had that same wakeup call when i pulled the mtb down frm the hook after a two year absence. made goin back to the cross bike a bit...interesting.
 

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What's pathetic is that I've been mountain biking for 19 years. My skill level belies my experience.
 

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Christine said:
though I don't know how to explain to doc that I was riding despite being told to take it easy for a month.
Tell him you were taking it easy- you were going slow, right? :D
 

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Yeah, slo-mo crashes suck. You have all that extra time to know what's coming as it happens. "Oh crap.....can't stop.........this is gonna hurt.........is that my handlebar?? %*$(@)#!!!"

The great thing about Lidoderm patches is that you can cut them for a more custom fit. So I can slap one on the ribs, and the rest of the patch on the back if needed.
 

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Ouch. Hope the ribs are okay.

Same thing happens to me... I get out on the trail with the mtb and at the first need to brake, I grab a handful of disc-brake action and end up with a mouthful of dirt. Too much time on the clean bike rather than the dirty bike, I guess.
 

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I feel ya on Sat I road off of a 6 foot drop.. forgot I was on the hard tail and took the seat to the butt.. back still hurts and I bent the seat post... awesome...
 

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Ummmmm....how about NNC in teh title so WE know what's coming, noob?

Hope you're feeling better, state champ. Hang in there.
 

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ballast

Sounds like you need more ballast on the rear end. That's my approach.
 

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Christine said:
True, guess the mtb gets kinda p!ssy when it doesn't see enough dirt :p
See, that's exactly what happened to me, I hadn't ridden my mtb for a while. I go ride and it throws me, then a broken arm.

Hope the ribs and back are ok.
 

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Thanks guys, I knew you'd all understand! One is never alone with one's boneheaded injuries in the Lounge :p

It's even hard to breathe, guess the swelling pushes back on the lungs or ribs or whatever. Stifled a sneeze last night, I was afraid what it might do! Whine whine whine.
 
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