To Ride or Not to Ride? . . . That is the Question.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
In my last blog, I wrote of my bike accident on the day before Thanksgiving.
Yesterday, I saw an orthopedic doctor and saw several signs that I shoul d resume riding as soon as possible.
Sign No. 1. - My doctor's name. - "Dr. Go". If this doesn't mean start riding right away, then nothing does.
Sign No. 2 - Cast Color - Safety Orange! If I ride on road, drivers will easily see me nd provide extra room. If I ride off road, then the deer hunters, will be less likely to shoot me!
Sign No. 3 - Cast Shape. This thing is perfectly shaped for me to grip the flat bar on my mountain bike and control the front brake and front derailleur !
Sign No. 4 - What Dr. Go did not say. He did not tell me not to ride. . . . But I did not ask him if it was okay to resume riding ASAP.
I am thinking about shopping for a new bike helmet at the local bike shop this afternoon (my old helmet was damaged in the wreck). A reasonably priced helmet would clearly be a 5th sign that I should resume riding ASAP. I'll also do some on line shopping for a new helmet as well.
I need your input. Resume riding ASAP or wait for the 5th metacarpal in my left hand to heal?