When did riding a bike become so painful?

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When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby Chozon1 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:56 am

I'm not even kidding. My younger helmeted self would ride his bike all over the place with a dopey smile on his face and think nothing of it. My older self (being all hardcore and NOT wearing a helmet, because, you know, I'm an adult and don't need safety equipment) rode all over the place with a dopey smile and now has sore thighs and...other parts not accustomed to the plastic harpoon known as a bike seat.

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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby Chozon1 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:13 am

It became more painful earlier, actually, as I didn't factor loose gravel into my "how much do I need to slow down on this turn" equation. XD

Nice patch of road rash on my right leg, along with a smattering of tiny scrapes. On the plus side, adult Chozon doesn't cry as much over scraped knees.
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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby scottisblack » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:20 am

haha nice thread. agreed. i dont' know when it happened either.

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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby ccgr » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:12 am

takes some practice to get re-acclimated. Not sure how guys adjust though...

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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby ChickenSoup » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:44 pm

takes some practice to get re-acclimated. Not sure how guys adjust though...
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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby Orodrist » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:41 pm

Cept well, uh...armor helps.
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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby Chozon1 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:08 pm

For the record, when I said "other parts" I meant some odd muscle/lard in my leg related to my oversized rump in some way.

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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby ArchAngel » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:07 pm

Seriously, I don't remember ever having those problems as a kid.
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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby Syksy » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:20 am

Bicycling can be painful, or at least lead to pain. I was riding my bicycle to Church on a sunday morning in February 2011 in -20 Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit) with snow and ice everywhere. Long story short, fell down in an intersection, super painful, called wife at church (had gone already before me), a friend came and picked me up and took to ER. Here's an x-ray from the ER. It has dislocated once since and had a shoulder surgery last September.

I haven't been able to bicycle in winter since, the pain caused such fears that I am trembling when there's snow and ice. I do ride it all spring, summer and fall though.

So be careful if you don't want to end up like me! :D
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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby ccgr » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:36 am

Not sure what a normal shoulder should look like (not a doctor by any stretch of the imagination...)....is it suppose to be lower?

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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby Syksy » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:20 am

The end of the bone that comes from the arm should be neatly placed in the round-like cup in the shoulder part, it's been shifted to lower-left in the picture.

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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby ccgr » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:06 pm

okay, wasn't sure if the shoulder should have been lower or arm higher...thought there was too much space though :)

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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby cjv » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:41 pm

Bicycling can be painful, or at least lead to pain. I was riding my bicycle to Church on a sunday morning in February 2011 in -20 Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit) with snow and ice everywhere. Long story short, fell down in an intersection, super painful, called wife at church (had gone already before me), a friend came and picked me up and took to ER. Here's an x-ray from the ER. It has dislocated once since and had a shoulder surgery last September.

I haven't been able to bicycle in winter since, the pain caused such fears that I am trembling when there's snow and ice. I do ride it all spring, summer and fall though.

So be careful if you don't want to end up like me! :D
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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby baconisgood23 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:56 pm

Speaking of broken arms, a friend of mine has a very disturbing skill; he can dislocate (and relocate) both his arms at will. He, quite sensibly, uses his odd gift to prank people. For example, someone will shake his hand, and he'll do it, and once they let go, he'll hold out his arm and be like; "Aaagh! You broke my arm!", and the other guy will start freaking out. After a few seconds, he'll relocate it and the other person will laugh or be grossed out, or get real angry and stomp off. It's always funny to watch him do that. :mrgreen:
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Re: When did riding a bike become so painful?

Postby zekesnack » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:15 am

as seasoned hardcore bike riders bigvestal and I never experience this thing called soreness, or wrecking.... (apart from a few bloody faces.)
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