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    Back on the horse

    So today is the day. Went into Autoplan, and put 3 months insurance on the Gixxer. Just waiting for the temps to cool off a bit, and traffic to settle, and I'm going for a little ride. I'm excited but kinda nervous. Its a weird feeling. I rode a buddy's ZZR600 last weekend, and it was fine for the 30 minutes I was on. But somehow, getting back on the bike that chucked me off, is a little different.

    Shoulder is a little stiff and sore still, but I've been conditioning it to ride again, and it seems ok. Short ride tonight, and each night this week until I'm closer to 100%.

    Been 4.5 weeks since my crash,but it seems like barely a week has passed. Anyone else feel this excited nervousness before a 1st post-crash ride?

    Al

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    Be careful with that shoulder. I started riding again about the same time after an AC seperation. Everything fealt good until I hit a small bump in the road and the shock ran up through my arms in to my shoulder. Not a lot of fun.
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    That's my fear, too. The zzr I rode was pretty squishy, but my bike is quite stiff. Other thing I noticed was fatigue. I had to 1 hand ride more than normal, just to rest the arm.

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    Just take baby steps, don't rush it.. I imagine the shoulder will let you know when it's had too much, the trick will be to find the point just before that.
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    I broke my shoulder when I went down last Friday. I'm hoping I can also get back on the saddle next season once I'm done with my healing and physio.

    Here's hoping you reach 100% soon.

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    If its possible on your bike then raise the handle bar up that will take some pressure off your arms/shoulder.

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    Its baby steps for sure, Don. I rode Kirin's zzr from EMS in South Van, back to Surrey last Sunday. It was pain free, but tiring on the joint. Also was a little tender the next day. Tonight I'm just meeting a couple buddies for coffee in Richmond. I'll have time to relax it there, before I ride home. Worst case, I could hang in Richmond for the night if its painful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cba View Post
    If its possible on your bike then raise the handle bar up that will take some pressure off your arms/shoulder.
    Wish I could, but no can do on the old girl. Just gonna force myself to quit being such a lazy rider, and grip that tank harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prophet View Post
    I broke my shoulder when I went down last Friday. I'm hoping I can also get back on the saddle next season once I'm done with my healing and physio.

    Here's hoping you reach 100% soon.
    Broke it? Or separated it? I've got a grade 2 ac joint separation, and a partially torn rotator cuff, myself. How about you?

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    Good luck & keep the shiny side up.
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    There's no shiny side left on my bike, Bob. LoL. But thanks.

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    Good for you! Glad to hear you're able to get back on the bike with little discomfort! Hopefully everything works out for the best!!!

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    Good to hear Al, hope to ride with you before we run out of season.

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    Thanks Bruce, same here. Still lots of great autumn riding season left.

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    Take it slow Al, don't go anywhere without the buddy system!

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