Thanks for all the feedback. Looks like everyone is kinda saying what I've been thinking. Listen to your body and don't do too much. I'll probably keep it to short, smooth, easy rides for a while just to keep my legs happy as long as I have no additional pain.
I had cracked ribs for about 6 weeks and wasn't able to ride without a lot of pain. Besides, as my doctor pointed out, I cracked them crashing off my bike, so he said if that were to happen again, they could break all the way through giving me a punctured lung. I switched to lots of walking~ You have to be the best judge though... listen to your body.
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You have to be careful. I would not get out of the saddle for any hills and not push too hard. The harder you push the harder you breathe and the more your rib cage will move.
Try to find a comfortable position and engage your core to eliminate movement between the upper and lower body. Watch for bumps, just stop pedaling, raise your butt off saddle and keep knees slightly bent to take up shock.
I don't know how bad they hurt so this is the best I have. I have rode plenty with bad ribs and other things. Just keep it smooth, duration and intensity down.
Has anyone had experience with riding with injured ribs? I took a spill last Saturday and managed to fracture a couple ribs. I've got them taped up and am managing the pain. I'm pretty much managing day-to-day activities without a ton pain although I am careful on my left side which has the break. I took an easy ride on Tuesday night without much issue, but I'm wondering if that was a dumb thing to do. Thoughts?
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