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 Post subject: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:55 am 
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Been having issues with my back since a motorcycle accident 3 years ago which has been getting progressively worse since and yesterday went to get my latest results back from my orthopedic doctor. To cut a long story short, he's told me to give up biking, as it's putting pressure on my spine every time I ride especially DH & landing jumps etc. and I risk serious problems in the future if I carry on. Physiotherapy and strengthening my back muscles at the gym will help but there's no permanent treatment.

I thought about ignoring his advice, as can't imagine not getting out on the bike but a stern talking to from the missus changed my mind and as always she's right. Needless to say I'm gutted!

This isn't goodbye, as I've made some good mates from this forum and will still be getting out and about to catch up, just won't be riding.

I will be putting my DH bike and some other bits up for sale shortly so keep an eye out.


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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:09 am 
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We've never met but really sorry to hear that news, gutted for you but probably the right call, even if it feels pants now. Best wishes

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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:28 am 
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Hi ,
Bad story, must be everybodies nightmare.
Have you a mech. skill with bikes or a teacher of skills.
I.E still able to play around with bikes. (Pass on your knowledge) Make a descent cuppa.
Dont think I could watch others doing something I want to do.
:cry: :sick:
Best of luck -keep us all in contact.
By for now.
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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:53 am 
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Dam that sucks so much sorry to hear it. Is all riding out of the question even some xc or road? I cant imagine not being able to ride I even miss cycling to work on the single speed. Could end up being a plus maybe time to pick up a camera and start filming and shooting if you dont already.


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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:00 am 
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Aaarrr mate that gutting, espiraly as you have only just got your DH bike and been improving. At least we will have thoughs memories about the magical nights we had in tents in wales ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:03 am 
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FFS
XC not as much fun as DH & DJ can you do that. It's riding and still out.


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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:05 am 
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Keith, im gutted for you mate.


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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:11 am 
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Sorry to hear that, must be really depressing. I'm going to see a specialist about a possible trapped nerve in my neck, so can sympathise. Good luck, I am sure there are other ways to keep your interest in,

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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:15 am 
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Thanks all, yeah it is depressing, especially as I've only just got my DH bike. Asked about XC riding and he reckons that will be just as bad for me, thats one of the reasons I got rid of my XC bike and my back was killing me after getting in from longer rides. Thought DH would be better, didin't even occur to me about my back taking a pounding from the terrain and landing jumps etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:35 am 
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Just pm'd ya mate.
If this is recent news, dont make a snap decision on selling the bike, chuck a blanket over it.
And get a 2nd opinion from a doc who specialise in extreme sports.

from a quick search, recumbent bikes are the way to go ;)

there will be a solution, dont give up yet
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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:08 am 
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Sorry to hear it dude

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 Post subject: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:37 am 
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Dude, that's Pants!!! :(

Gutted for you, but as above, we could spot you on a Facebook shared photo hammering down Whistler in a recumbent ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Fucking hell and apparently there is a god!!!
mate as chris says get 2nd opinion take stock and take time to think about your options never give up until got all the opinions / options from all angles there are many bods specialising in sports injuries , you will be surprised how many sports people have the same problem and with right equipment / support they can carry on!
chin up and look at the options before making snap decision.

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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:42 pm 
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Mate this is my 3rd opinion, this time from a private consultant in london. he said the same as the 2 other NHS doctors ive seen. all 3 cant be wrong and im not risking screwing my back up any more and not being able to do things, especially with the kids.
decision has been made, im gutted but its not the end of the world.


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 Post subject: Re: Not good news from the docs....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Then i wish you and yours all the best mate, hope to see you about!

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