i broke my damn foot
Last Post 06/09/2014 11:20 AM by ChinookPass .. 21 Replies.
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THE SKINNY

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03/07/2014 06:11 PM
i dropped a manhole lid on my foot and broke a bone. dang it. there goes a month of nice spring weather and longer days.
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ChinookPass

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03/07/2014 06:45 PM
more explanation needed. what were you looking for under that manhole cover!?

sucks tho, I think that is one injury you definitely can't ride through.
Orange Crush

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03/07/2014 07:44 PM
Rule #1, do not drop manhole cover on feet. Rule # 2, if doing so wear steel toe boots.

I am still suffering from the aftereffects of a ski jumpturn gone wrong end of last year. Every ride is followed by a sleepless night from knee pain before subsiding again. It is slowly getting better, by summer we'll be good to go. Tonight will be sleepless, put in a good 80k today.

and just when you had finally shaved too.
79pmooney

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03/07/2014 08:04 PM
I have a lingering soreness in my foot that shows up after rides. It may be my toeclip pressing down on my foot. (I just figured that out after today's ride.) Between age, lots of cycling and every otho telling me of bone loss after he looks at my X-rays, I am always wondering if I have broken yet another bone. (15 full and partial fractures so far as well as a couple of chips of unknown origin.)

OC, I find that after hard rides, especially when I am in form and all padding is gone, getting my legs comfortable in bed is a challenge. Toughest at Cycle Oregon when I am riding every day and sleeping on a pad.

Ben
79pmooney

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03/07/2014 08:07 PM
I have a lingering soreness in my foot that shows up after rides. It may be my toeclip pressing down on my foot. (I just figured that out after today's ride.) Between age, lots of cycling and every otho telling me of bone loss after he looks at my X-rays, I am always wondering if I have broken yet another bone. (15 full and partial fractures so far as well as a couple of chips of unknown origin.)

OC, I find that after hard rides, especially when I am in form and all padding is gone, getting my legs comfortable in bed is a challenge. Toughest at Cycle Oregon when I am riding every day and sleeping on a pad.

Ben
THE SKINNY

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03/07/2014 08:10 PM
i usually work as a draftsman but today there wasn't much to do so i got sent out on the survey crew. i was supposed to have half a day because i organised a short weekend bike tour through the local state forest and we were supposed to meet up at lunchtime for a short trip to the first campsite. the weather was looking up for the weekend and all parties were super excited about the getaway. anyway, part of the survey project was pulling manhole lids to get the depth and size of sewer lines. needless to say i flipped one of the 100lb lids on my foot. no steel toed boots, just running shoes. i spent he several hours at the er trying to coordinate the trip. after finding out i had a fracture everyone bailed except for one guy who is enjoying scotch next to a bonfire under clear skies while i enjoy some boneless time with painkillers and wine. next weekend i have signed up for my first rowing class. good lord.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
79pmooney

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03/07/2014 08:11 PM
Redundant post
Oldfart

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03/08/2014 01:05 AM
You're icing that knee after exercise right?
vtguy

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03/08/2014 06:26 AM
Ugh! Hope you heal fast...all of you .
Ride On

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03/08/2014 08:02 AM
I read a study that showed good bone strength gains in older people who jumped rope ( or just jumped up and down ) 100 times 4 days a week. 3 days a week did not do the trick.

Seems like a good thing for older cyclists so I started in on it. Jumping rope is a lot harder than I thought.
Orange Crush

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03/08/2014 11:26 AM
Posted By Andy Eunson on 03/08/2014 01:05 AM
You're icing that knee after exercise right?


Is that you mom?!?
Ben its likely a slight meniscus tear according to a physio friend; a bit different from muscle strain. Skinny - there are a number of no-no's in that story; if that happened at my work, you'd be in BIG trouble; HSE and PPE come left, right and centre. Heal well.
bobswire

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03/08/2014 02:12 PM
That is pain, dropped all kinds of tools, lumber etc on a toe in my years of doing construction before I wised up and got some steel toed boots.
79pmooney

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03/08/2014 06:51 PM
I never understood those steel toad boots. How the heck does that squishy little sucker get out of the way wearing steel boots?

Seriously, lots of experience wearing them working in steel yards. My most comfortable boots are a pair and will get the call next time I go hiking. (MUCH more comfortable than my hiking boots.)

Ben
mondonico

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03/08/2014 08:28 PM
Sorry to hear about your mishap. Take your time and heal well, the foot is an unbelievable mechanical work of art. It will make your life hell when not working or healed properly. This I know!

I work for the USPS and they would not be happy if I were wearing the wrong shoes and hurt my foot. We can't even wear shoes that don't have a tag that shows that. All of our work clothes must be USPS approved or Dr. note on file.

Jumping rope is a great exercise not only for they heart etc. but also for the lympatic system. One of the bodies sewer systems, so to say, that only works by movement. But jumping rope can be very tough on the feet etc. so you might want to try it on a rebounder. One of those small trampoline like things.

I am not a Dr. no do I play one on TV so don't blame me if someone falls while rebounding and you break your nose and knock out a few teeth etc.

And no this is not your mom or your dad! But I will say it anyway. What the hell were you doing throwing around manhole covers in running shoes?!?!
THE SKINNY

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03/10/2014 03:57 PM
probably not my most shining moment. i also don't floss every day.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Nick A

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03/12/2014 11:53 AM
I have had a couple of careers. One was as a civil engineer in NYC. We had to go pull a couple of manhole covers. Had to take a crowbar on the subway. When I accidentally put it down loudly on the fiberglass seats, people gave me room. LOL.

Nick
THE SKINNY

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03/12/2014 12:23 PM
not only is a manhole lid puller intimidating but it's filthy. probably covered in hepatitis c.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Nick A

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03/12/2014 01:28 PM
True. Hey, I actually read the rest of the posts more carefully now. Ouch, it sounds worse than my "funny" post warranted. In a more serious tone, hope you feel better.

That kind of work can be sketchy. Even when you're doing everything right. We were inspecting overhead highway signs with a bucket truck with outriggers. Got it all nice and level, and off we went. Except we were level the roadway, not the earth. The roadway had a 5% superelevation. My heart stopped when two of the outriggers started to gently rise up off the roadway. Yikes! Brought it straight in to decrease the leverage before trying any side to side movement.

Nick
THE SKINNY

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03/12/2014 01:46 PM
thanks for the thought. flipping a lift truck would probably get you fired.
funny, when i first moved here i got a job on a survey crew which was fine until we had to start pulling lids off sewer manholes in a neighborhood where they were having sewer problems. in the july heat. nasty. needless to say i quit and went to school to do drafting. now every once in a while i get to go help out in the field which i enjoy since it's usually chopping line.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
THE SKINNY

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06/09/2014 09:33 AM
first official bike rides this weekend after a couple of months of convalescing. i've done some short rides on the commuter with flat pedals and a handful of spin classes but this weekend was the road bike, clipless pedals and the open road. i did 50 miles saturday with the slow group. nice conversation and fairly painless except for my tender butt bones. sunday was a ride out to the beach and the national seashore. the ride out was pleasant but a light headwind made it work. coming home was a nice tail wind but the church traffic was starting to pick up so it was stressful and tiring the last 5 miles. so 90 miles total for the weekend and my foot is still a little tender and swollen but so is my a$$. how did it get so friggin hot? 80 degrees at 7:30 in the morning and 90 when i finished. 75% humidity.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
zootracer

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06/09/2014 11:12 AM
50 miles is damn good....when I got on my bike after breaking my hip my butt was sore for about a week and I could only handle riding every other day...you're on track...
ChinookPass

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06/09/2014 11:20 AM
Just in time for summer! Perfect timing!


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