So, today durring our by-weekly Muni ride I broke part of my foot. yup, it sucks, and it will be mid july to mid august before it’s better. I was riding along a skinny rocky decent and my pedal cought something and I went over a (aporrox) 7 foot “cliff” and landed with both feet at the same time. I think I’m pretty lucky that I was wearing active ankles, that’s not what broke. It’s a bone that connects to toes, it’s basically in the middle of the arch of my foot. So this is where having a wheel chair as a computer chain helps…
Because of this, i’m Not going to the vancouver island Muni weekend… and will probably not compete at Naucc, however I’ll still try and organize some thing (namely the trials course). It also means that I cant work for a while.
Anyway, this is my second bone to be broken, my first was in the middle of my forearm. this is the first one however that is unicycle related, and I was wondering who has broken what, and doing what?
P.S: No, we did not get any video footage.
Well, HORRAY for long computer games, such as medieval total war that I just got, that’ll take me quite awhile.
why yes, there will be. Roger magnusen (gotta learn to spell that right, damn) will probably take over for leading most group rides, and Gus I’m sure will help. Maybe various other people, but they are the main ones. I too hope it heals as quick as possible. At the least I’ll be around for the convention, whether or not Ill be riding much is different.
Actually, now it appears after a visit to a more qualified doctor that I probably broke 3-5 bones across the arch AND tore a ligament that runs the width of my foot. and not it has a Massive splint on it, and it may require surgery.
I fractured my wrist in two places earlier this year while riding (and wrecking on) a steep downhill. I didn’t ride for 2 months. Now I’m better. The wrist is 90% pain free now. I think I have residual ligament/soft tissue damage yet to heal.
The California MUni Weekend will be October 17-19. That gives you a little more time, if you’re interested. If you can’t ride, maybe you’ll be able to do more on the convention organizing end. Trials course?
I haven’t broken any bones yet (knock wood), though I am currently getting over a super-nasty case of poison oak. Note to riders: Try to never fall on the stuff and scrape your elbow in the process! Some of us are more sensitive than others. Unfortunately I’m more. Two shots, and in the process of downing 40 antibiotic capsules…
Max, did you land on a rock or something, to hurt the middle of your foot? Or was it just a real hard landing?
Yep, I was already thinking about that perticular set of rides. Yes, Im working on getting trials course obsticales, currently I have unlimited pallets, about ten spools, and a 7 foot long 15 inch diameter of PVC. more coming.
I landed on slightly slanted down to my left, flat soft grass. the shoes I was wearing are kinda stiff, and that might have had an effect of damage.
btw greg, I was also looking forward to your kicking of my rear around the local trails.
Sorry to hear it Max, that’s terrible news. On the plus side, you’ll have plenty of time (after a few weeks of healing maybe) to work on your hand wheel walking, hand gliding, and one-foot still stands…seriously.
Best of luck in your operation and recovery,