Hey guys...I guess I'm just looking for some encouragement here. This spring (first nice day of the year with no snow on the ground, etc...) I wiped out on my bike. I haven't had a serious wreck in many years but this one was a doozy. Only 1/2 a block form the house an I managed to put all of my weight down onto the left elbow, breaking my upper humerus in three places.
Well, almost three months, four pins, two sedations and a few weeks of physical therapy later I am back on the bike. I was never a super serious rider, but I do enjoy it. My average trip was usually between 9 and 20 miles a few times a weeks last year. I also usually have my three year old in the trailer behind me. I guess right now my biggest problem is that my arm stiffens up pretty badly each time I ride and I feel the need to stop and stretch it out every two-three miles. I want to get beck in better shape again (a bad shoulder fracture, it turns out, can take you out of most activities) and would like to get up to doing a fifty mile ride by around the end of June/beginning of July. Does anyone have any advice or experience with these things. You wouldn't think arms are all that big a part of riding but I'm finding that its more than I though
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