Zoo -- Regarding the stationary bike thing, if you want to drag the cycleops out to maintain some fitness it can be done with one arm. It's not that comfortable, but you obviously have to either hold on to the handlebars with one had and rest your other hand on a nearby object. Or sit back in the saddle so you don't have to use either hand.
When I first broke my clavicle 3 weeks ago, that's what I was doing. I'd put in an hour on the trainer holding on with hand and keeping my other broken arm in the 'sling' position resting on my lap.
It sucks...no doubt about it. But it can keep your fitness up a level or two for when you get better.
[quote=Originally posted by Johnny's Zoo]
I have noticed another ski-cyclist is already back on his bike, after surgery. This kind of seems nuts to me. I guess I'm not core enough? [/quote]
heh...just saw this comment :)
Obviously we both have completely different injuries. A torn bicep vs a broken clavicle is apples and oranges, they're probably even in different food groups. Yes I'm back on my road bike less than 2 weeks after getting my titanium plate in, but for awhile I had to spin using the one-handed technique I described above. But now, exactly 2 weeks post-op, I'm back on my road bike fully and am climbing hills, standing, everything. I'm actually going to ride an organized century on Saturday :) I haven't mountain biked yet but may soon on easy non-technical dirt. This all without my ortho knowing of course....but he did say if "if it doesn't hurt, why not"...sooo, I take that as a green light :D
Edited by Tyrone Shoelaces - 6/2/2009 at 09:45 pm GMT