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Yep, I couldn't stand it any longer. I managed to fit my Stadler riding suit on over my leg brace, and even got an old boot to fit (wouldn't zip up though, but the suit covers the
boot anyway). I fired up the Tre and went for a short ride (about 30 miles). I fell in love with the bike all over again, seeing that I hadn't ridden at all since April 8. Couldn't move my right leg even enough to touch the rear brake, but I don't really use it anyway.

Tomorrow I see the surgeon for x-rays and I'm really hoping the bones have healed enough that he'll tell me I can stop wearing the brace. Then I can try putting on my leathers!

Booo-yah!
 
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getting a leg over

Congrats mate. Always a great feeling. Take it slow tho. With winter coming there wont be many tre riding days for awhile. Tire warm up etc will take longer. Make sure you are good and healed up. A little winter enjoymnt with the missus and some gym time to prepare for spring riding wouldnt be a bad way to wait out the cold!!
 
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Re: getting a leg over

Thanks - I'm taking it very easy for a while. But I live in California, and our riding season goes all year. Sometimes it's a bit cool in the winter, but Saturday it was 68F outside - perfect for riding! We have days like that all through the winter, sometimes interrupted by rain (we get no rain from May to October). Some years we might have a really heavy rainy season, back in Feb/Mar we had 40 straight days with rain.

Yep, lucky me!
 
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Re: getting a leg over

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That's great news about you being able to ride again after such a long time ducboyjr, I bet it was a great feeling which I am hope to have some time it the future.

Unlike your winters ours are cold miserable and wet, oh and did I mention the frosts! (these have not arrived yet!) Once the frosts are here our roads end up under 10mm of salt so I don't bother riding.

I hope all goes well at the hospital and that you can get your leathers back on. As Johnny said, don't risk too much as we don't want you back where you started!

Keep us posted on how you get on. :D
 
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Re: getting a leg over

That's great news there Mark:smokin Take it easy though buddy as you don't want to go making things worse if you're not really ready.
I bet you it felt fantastic though:hat :hat

Al:p
 
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Re: getting a leg over

Thanks guys, it did feel great to get out. But Monday the surgeon didn't have much good news, there's still minimal bone growth. So, he wants to wait 2 months before the next x-rays and at that point he will decide whether or not to do another bone graft, this time using bone cut from my hip.
In the meantime he told me to stop wearing the leg brace and start walking on the leg without crutches, in the hopes that it will stimulate bone growth (the $4,000 bone growth stimulator device hasn't done squat). Yesterday was my first day without the brace and now my leg stays swollen and won't go down even overnight. At least the pain's not too bad, it's fairly mild.

Ya know, after 8 months, this is starting to piss me off!!!

If I ride again soon, I'll still wear the leg brace - not taking any chances!
 
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Re: getting a leg over

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My sympathy goes to you mate, I am P****d off and I have only been laid up 2 months!

I have Hydrotherapy once a week and I look forward to that as it is the only time I get to leave the house.

As a friend said to me once, You may be feel bad but there is always someone worse off than you! Which does ring true as I feel like poo but you must be feeling even worse.

Don't let it get you down mate, if I lived near you I would come visit but its a bit of a long way just for a chat! :D
 
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Hey Lloyd, you're right, I can always find someone who's worse off on mybrokenleg.com. It helps keep me from going off the deep end. And one of my good friends on there said her bones didn't heal for 50 weeks, and her break was not as bad as mine. So, this is not all that unusual.

Hydrotherapy is great. I'm doing it 3 times a week and it really does help. Hope it does as much for you as it has for me.

Yeah, it would be nice if we could get together to commiserate, but it's kinda far for that like you say :rollin

Hang in there mate, stay strong and keep positive thoughts!
 
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