das boot
Last Post 08/29/2021 05:32 PM by Orange Crush. 22 Replies.
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smokey52

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06/23/2021 10:59 PM
My right foot has been hurting for about a year. I saw an orthopod in the fall, but that didn't help. I found a podiatrist a month ago -- what a difference. After x-rays and an MRI, he found latent stress fractures and tendon tears. Now I need a CAM boot. When I saw him today, I brought my cycling shoes. He said I can still ride, but no hills. Rail trails here I come.
longslowdistance

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06/24/2021 06:59 AM
New fashion accessory.
Cosmic Kid

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06/24/2021 09:01 AM
Keep an eye out for any calf soreness, inflammation, etc. That was how my blood clot started in 2009....8 weeks in a boot that I had reefed down really tight.

An unlikely development, but at our advanced ages, some thing to be mindful of.

Glad the podiatrist found the root cause of your pain....you should be good to go once you finish the treatment!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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06/24/2021 09:35 AM
And here I thought this was going to be about the director’s cut now available on Netflix.
79pmooney

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06/24/2021 11:08 AM
Posted By Orange Crush on 06/24/2021 09:35 AM
And here I thought this was going to be about the director’s cut now available on Netflix.
I was thinking the paranoid scan for periscopes.

Cosmic Kid

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06/24/2021 04:37 PM
And here I thought this was going to be about the director’s cut now available on Netflix.


Such a great movie...brilliantly shot and directed.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
mondonico

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06/24/2021 06:56 PM
I thought it was about some adult film.
longslowdistance

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06/24/2021 08:28 PM
It's what we gave 45.
smokey52

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07/18/2021 09:38 PM
15 miles flat today. The rail trail has a 15 mph speed limit. I mostly adhered.
79pmooney

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07/18/2021 11:10 PM
Good for you! Those comeback rides are sobering. It's great to finally get out but it's tough seeing what we've lost. Keep it up but listen to your body. Be willing to do (or more likely, not do) what it says. Be patient. And celebrate the little stuff. The sky, the other people on the trail, that you did "this" many miles and "that" doesn't hurt.

Most important - be ready and willing to laugh. Even if it is about having to go that slow!
Cosmic Kid

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07/19/2021 12:43 PM
Great news, smokey....keep at it!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
smokey52

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08/23/2021 11:14 PM
I am getting so sick of the Heritage Trail -- the paved portion of the old Erie RR rail bed in Orange County, NY (not CA, FL, VT, or any of the other OCs). I'll see the podiatrist later this week, and maybe he'll let me back riding up hills, even if only gentle ones. The pain in the foot is greatly reduced.
Avoiding steep hills would still mean driving somewhere with the bike since I live near the top of a hill. It's easy to hit 45 mph a mile from leaving home, but quite slower coming back up, and no other route.
Orange Crush

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08/24/2021 09:17 AM
I live on top of a hill as well. Have about a dozen different roads to choose from to get home but they all share the same characteristic of about 2 kms uphill. Some are very steep at bottom and then more gradual near top, some are more even grade. The easiest one is actually gravel going through Glenbrooke Canyon but it ends w pedestrian aimed tight switchbacks.
smokey52

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08/26/2021 08:23 PM
Got the okay to ride hills again, just no standing on the pedals. phew!
Dale

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08/27/2021 12:01 PM
Happy to hear you're getting closer to doing real bike stuff. It stinks to have to go easy when the mind says GO GO GO!
longslowdistance

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08/27/2021 07:09 PM
Congratulations on your good news. Nice to read. Along this line, I had an unlucky encounter with a deer last month at 40+ mph and haven’t mentioned it here thinking I would bounce back by now and it would be just a good bar story. Alas I’m still in a pretty deep hole. Not a cry for sympathy, just ventilating and pondering, more med appointments next week. Hooray for good helmets. Keep riding everyone, but watch out for the full grown buck who doesn’t get it that he should be hidden at midday.
longslowdistance

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08/27/2021 07:10 PM
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longslowdistance

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08/27/2021 07:13 PM
Sorry for the double post
Dale

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08/27/2021 08:28 PM
Oh man... that would be nasty. We had one jump through the group on a 20+ person ride a month back. We had a bit of a split on a hill and the deer went through the gap. Scared the crud out of us.
Orange Crush

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08/27/2021 08:53 PM
Yikes LSD. Deer are scarier than bears.

When I was at UCSC both a deer and cyclist died in a nighttime encounter. Personally in a nighttime drive out to climb Whitney had to do some really fancy car moves to avoid one in middle of road.

Back when I lived in Ontario a barely managed to avoid an encounter with a herd of stampeding deer while on a ride.

No scary encounters around here yet but there always standing on side of mountain roads up to no good.

Cosmic Kid

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08/27/2021 09:34 PM
Hope things turn around quickly now LSD!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
smokey52

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08/27/2021 10:59 PM
When I worked at Wyeth in Pearl River, NY, I captained a team of the Wyeth Wheelers. Mostly we participated in MS rides, but I expanded it to after-work rides and an annual Century. A friend got whacked by a deer while he was descending at speed in Harriman Park, one of our routes. His back has never been the same, and his riding has pretty much stopped.
LSD, I hope you recover well.
Orange Crush

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08/29/2021 05:32 PM
As if to confirm my notions on deer versus bears, had a very friendly black bear encounter yesterday while hiking. Got to within 50 m when I saw it in a bend of trail. Made my presence known in a calm voice but loud enough to be heard. Bear moves off trail and stands up to check out the disturbance of afternoon routine. I wave my hiking pole as it’s easier to see motion. Bear moves out of the way. A deer would have been all over the place and probably trampled me.

Speedy recovery LSD.


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