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Today while loading my trike into my car, I tore the ligament in my left arm from my bicep! I heard a loud snap. It hurt like hell!!! I spent the afternoon in the ER, getting MRI. Anyway, I have a 10:00 am appointment with the surgeon tomorrow. Then it’s on to surgery at Noon! So much for RAGBRAI training! I’m still planning on riding RAGBRAI, possible!!!!

BTW, RAGBRAI don’t care!!!!

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Cory Rood, April 2, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Heal fast, could you get some work in on a trainer or spin bike?

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Michrider !!!, April 2, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Cory Rood: Heal fast, could you get some work in on a trainer or spin bike?

Thanks Cody, not sure how much I’ll be able to do. Guess I’ll find out tomorrow!!!

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Brian Wallenburg, April 2, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Sorry to hear that Michrider, hopefully you will heal fast and be back on the trike soon. Should be able to spend time on a recumbent trainer if nothing else, still sucks though. You need to get yourself a trailer, ride the trike on and tie her down. No more lifting! Get well soon!

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Michrider !!!, April 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm

brian wallenburg: Sorry to hear that Michrider, hopefully you will heal fast and be back on the trike soon. Should be able to spend time on a recumbent trainer if nothing else, still sucks though. You need to get yourself a trailer, ride the trike on and tie her down. No more lifting! Get well soon! </blockquote

Thanks Brian, great idea!!!

BTW, RAGBRAI don’t care!!!!!!

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W Fanning, April 2, 2017 at 7:04 pm

Wow.. I’m so sorry to hear that.. this is going to be my Fist RAGBRAI.. but my biggest fear is getting injured.. I’ve been battling lots of little ones in the past few years.. but I feel I’m turning the corner.. let’s be positive & see you in Orange City… I sure hope you can recover in time…

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trek2300, April 2, 2017 at 8:55 pm

Michrider you have been “Snakebit.” If it weren’t for bad luck, you’d have no luck at all! Do what the Docs say and get better so we can have multiple beers on the curbs.

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Sandaltan ., April 2, 2017 at 9:09 pm

Maybe Beverly could load and unload that critter?

RIDE RIGHT

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Amanda, April 2, 2017 at 9:27 pm

Praying you have a speedy and full recovery

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BillSpriggs, April 2, 2017 at 9:44 pm

Mich, We had a couple of cold ones in Storm Lake in 2015. Hope you will be able to ride your new trike this year. See you in July.

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Ken, April 3, 2017 at 3:40 am

Holy cow!! I often tell people that when I converted from regular bike to recumbent trike that I no longer had muscle aches in my neck, my arms, my wrists, my back and my butt. The only muscles I use now are my quads!! But you have managed to find another way to inflict pain from triking.

I was lucky enough to recently buy a home right on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, SC and also easy access to back country roads so I rarely have to load the trikes (my wife has one too) onto my car. I use a hitch rider to carry both trikes. Requires lifting up and onto the rack about the same as lifting onto the storage hooks in my garage. I’m 74 and so far have been lucky , I guess. But your experience serves as a warning to me to be careful with the lifting.

Get well soon. I won’t be at RAGBRAI this year but I hope you have a great experience with your CATRIKE and hope to see you next year.

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Nico ZZZ, April 3, 2017 at 7:01 am

Michrider,
I hope it wasn’t your beer arm, so you can at least train for RAGBRAI Iowa Craft Beer drinking.
Seriously, best of luck and a quick recovery. Hope to hoist one at PBV with you!
Ride On!

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Michrider !!!, April 3, 2017 at 7:27 am

gringonick: Michrider,
I hope it wasn’t your beer arm, so you can at least train for RAGBRAI Iowa Craft Beer drinking.
Seriously, best of luck and a quick recovery. Hope to hoist one at PBV with you!
Ride On!

I can drink with either hand/arm. Thanks for good wishes guys!!!

BTW, RAGBRAI don’t care!!!!

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KenH, April 3, 2017 at 8:09 am

Can’t add anything to what the others have said so just put me on the list of those wishing you a speedy and complete recovery. Does anyone make a powered, hitch mount bike rack? You know, lower it to the ground, roll the trikes on, raise it back up and off you go? I believe they make things like that for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

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Brian Wallenburg, April 3, 2017 at 8:40 am

KenH

That’s a great idea! Maybe one could be easily converted to hold a trike.

Brian

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Jack in VA, April 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Well DANG, Mich!
Wishing you speedy recovery.
4 years ago, I blew out my left Achilles while snowboarding – Feb 7th. A week later I was in surgery, and asked the Dr about riding a bike in July; he just shook his head and said “Next year – not this one”. I then asked about riding in October (The Seagull Century) and he said that might be possible – which it was!!! I made that my recovery goal – 100 miles on fixed gear!
Hoping that YOUR diagnosis isn’t major – resulting in surgery and cast and immobility and a long recovery. Please keep us posted on how you’re doing.
Best wishes to you!!!

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