BC, Ride of the Broken Hand

Joe Homegrown joined me for a rainy jaunt in Buffalo Creek on Saturday. The forecast was for Scattered thunderstorms and BC's trails just suck up the moisture and as Joe says," Becomes Velcro dirt".

I was looking to do 50-60 miles of singletrack and we were on our way to it when a short boulder climb that I've done hundreds of times threw me down and broke the 4th metacarpal in my hand. This sucks in a bad way as work says I have to go on short term disability and the mountain bike is definitely out for at least 4 weeks.

Least I get a cool fashion accessory...

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and saw BC in all her magical beauty

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6 comments:

  Sean Scott

May 22, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I feel for you. FYI I had to stay of the bike for 12 weeks after my hand had the pins put in. Hopefully it won't be that long for you!

  The Evil MGE!

May 23, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Doc has given me ok to ride the road. Only problem is it hurts to much too use the brake. Gonna switch the levers so the rear is in my left hand but I'll probably have to stick to the flatter roads since I won't be able to use the front brake to help slow me down. We'll see.

  the original big ring

May 24, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Dooooooood!!! That sucks.

Would have looked cooler in a pink cast though.

Heal up!

  Kevin aka. PBR

May 25, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Trails will be there upon the return of the goat! Great pics as usual!

heal up my friend!

  jwilli

December 8, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Hey, how's that hand doing? How long to get back to "normal"? Just broke the same bone and in a soft cast. Doc say's 6 wks. arrgh!

  jwilli

December 8, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Forgot...Hints on one handed training gladly accepted!