Let’s ride! No wait, let’s not!

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by mike, Aug 2, 2019.



  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Damn, that blows hard, Chris. Sorry you have to deal with it all. Ya do everything right and stuff still breaks down, so keep a good tude and stay strong.
     
  2. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Sorry to hear this! take is easy and get better. Going to miss you in the car on the way to BB, guess I'll have to talk Steve's ear off instead...

    On the Dr's comment you are extremely healthy, I think they see enough folks are age that are in crap shape that it's surprises them to see someone like you in great shape. Like my Doc said at my last physical, " whatever you're doing, keep doing it".
    So, get better and keep doing it!!
     
  3. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    :cry: No like for this one!
    Chris keep us posted and God willing we’ll see you Saturday!
    But most of all get squared away with the diagnosis and back in tip top shape fast!
     
  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Update:

    Vascular doc assured me it's not vascular! Phew! He suggested based on symptomology that it's a ruptured popliteal cyst, but not being an ortho doc, and not having direct access to yesterday's ultrasound, he stopped short of confirming it. He went over what the typical treatment would be and the expected timeframe for recovery if that's what it is. The usual ortho routine - rest, ice, wrap, pain meds/Tylenol/Advil... but most of all, time.

    Yay?
     
  5. MolarM

    MolarM Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Mike Belda
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Dang it! These things.......
    Hey -get better quick. Sending you (insert here all the gestures that Herz usually includes in his “get well” wishes). See what ortho says and go from there. And stay off of it for a bit
     
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  6. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Let's hope and pray that pain goes away for good, bummed to hear about this Chris. Take them meds and hope everything works out fine.
     
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  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I don't actually "like" this, but am acknowledging it. Here's to hoping it resolves quickly and with zero issues. If it's any consolation, I won't be at BB either...
     
  8. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Ah :poop:. Get well soon @herzalot. Meantime you can catch up on your favorite shows, social media, guitar, family, etc.;)
     
  9. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Did you feel a cyst behind your knee joint before the pain? Get well soon bud!! I think the 2 days you surfed you should have ridden.......probably the root of the problem:laugh::laugh:
     
  10. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    :thumbsdown::thumbsdown: I don't like to hear stuff like this @herzalot. The pain sounds terrific (in the bad way). Hope the Drs can get this sorted out soon. Oh, and two more of these because you won't be making the ride :thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
     
  11. SS Barby

    SS Barby Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    @herzalot hope all goes well in healing. I am finally there and ready to get going again. Hope you can get back on the bike ASAP!
     
  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Made it all day today without an episode. Ortho doc visit tomorrow. 3000' of riding at altitude on Saturday?

    And how are you @mike? I seemed to have hijacked your thread. My bad.
     
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  13. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Fantastic!
    And also fantastic that @mike rode his bike today...everybody will be oh-tay:cool:
     
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  14. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Thanks, friends! :) Yep, a mellow ride today felt fine.

    The body’s healing powers are impressive, but I did/am going all out with known protocols for my back. The hand/finger is what it is, they take forever whether you ride or not, but it did fine for a couple hours so I’m probably out of the weeds.

    I never mind being benched, but hoped to get a good peak going for Rose to Toads in 3.5 weeks. Looks promising. :thumbsup:


    PS: @herzalot, I hope you’re getting the upper hand on your situation :)
     
  15. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Went to Ortho doc today upon recommendation of vascular doc. She confirmed - looks and sounds like ruptured popliteal cyst. Hurts like hell for a few days and then resolves itself. Mirrors the feel of a blood clot. Excruciating, but not dangerous like a clot.

    Soooooo, she suggests doing whatever my body says I can do, but don't expect to go better than 50% of what I could do - at least not for a few weeks.

    So let's see, 50% of Skyline = ???? Chairlift?
     
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  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Both ways??? :p

    Seriously, glad to hear it's nothing serious. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Chairlift up. Play on Skyline with the Hooligans and Hooligals, then take Going Green back to the base and guard the beers and food until everyone returns. Just a thought.
     
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