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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
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    24

    After nearly a year, I'm back

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    You probably don't remember me, but I was around last summer. New cyclist, working towards maybe someday doing a tri.

    And then I injured my wrist.

    Still don't know what I did - didn't do it biking or running. Possibly from weight lifting, but the doc could never quite figure out what was up. Either way, it was a lot of resting and brace wearing and I kind of left the bike behind.

    But I've decided I didn't buy the bike for nothing. I want to ride! So I've taken the bike out on a few long rides. I'm just back in from a ten mile ride. It's clear that I need an adjustment (scheduled for next Friday) as my handlebars just feel too low. It's not comfortable. And I want to love the bike.

    I'm running my first marathon in January (eek), but I've tentatively committed to my first sprint tri in June. I've found a place to swim, but for now, I'm going to work on the bike as cross-training.

    And now I'm off to read newbie blogs and newbie books to figure out what the heck I'm doing.
    Megan
    2011 Felt ZW6

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Traveling Nomad
    Posts
    6,662
    Welcome back, Megan!
    Emily

    2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    6,475
    I remember you. Soda Steam.Yes?

    I have one because of you.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    24
    Ha! SodaStream, yes, that would be me. Enjoying it? I still love mine.

    Bike has been refitted! I love my bike shop. Handlebars are at a new angle, owner said I'd probably want them lowered again once I'm more comfy on the bike and he'd do it when I'm ready. Didn't charge me a dime.

    And then it poured and I didn't get to ride (I'm so not ready for that yet).
    Megan
    2011 Felt ZW6

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West MI
    Posts
    4,308
    I remember you...but only because I knew you first from RunningAhead.com!
    Kirsten
    run/bike log
    zoomylicious


    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Posts
    4,083
    Welcome!
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

    1995 Kona Cinder Cone commuterFrankenbike/Selle Italia SLR Lady Gel Flow
    2008 white Nakamura Summit Custom mtb/Terry Falcon X
    2000 Schwinn Fastback Comp road bike/Specialized Jett

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Lakewood, Co
    Posts
    1,068
    Welcome back.

    Does your wrist still hurt? I knew what I did to my wrist but 2 cortisone shots didn't relieve the pain. Also rode and worked with a brace. After a year or so of pain I saw a hand specialist who said that I probably tore the ligaments but they are so tiny it's hard to get them to heal. Solution was surgery to clean up scar tissue. Recovery was pretty quick and no more pain.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    4,713
    Welcome back!
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
    http://wholecog.wordpress.com/

    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


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