Friday, July 13, 2007

First road ride since the accident...

July 13th was my first road ride since breaking my collar bone. The ride was in Utah at 4500 feet and it's been nearly a month off the bike so my power numbers were way down but at least it's a start.

This ride was made possible by my decision (with orthopedist consultation) to have a plate surgically inserted into my shoulder to connect the two ends of the broken collar bone. The general consensus was that although I could have let the bone heal naturally it would have taken a LONG time to grow back together.

Within 48 hours of the surgery I already had fantastic mobility and was able to get back onto the bike within a week of the surgery. It will be a long time before I'm back in race shape (probably next year) but at least I'm riding again.