My last post I started recording times on a set ride.
Friends helped me get a loaner full suspension bike.
On a Thursday in mid January I went on the set ride. At the turn around I went to stop to record my record time. as I came to a stop i couldn't get my foot out of the clips. They had caked mud and were too tight. I stopped and fell over in slow motion on the down hill side and tried to stop the fall with my middle finger.
For the first time in my life I dislocated a bone and it came out through the skin on my left middle finger. I tried to relocate the finger and came close. Then I was freaked so I gave up.
I thought of making a phone call to the office for a car, but i figured that would take hours on these rough roads. I tried to ride and it was possible by resting my hand on the handle bars. There wasn't extreme pain, only when i jarred it. so i coasted home, forgetting what my record time was. I slowed way down on ditches.
It took over an hour to see a doctor and then things went fast. A young doctor got advice from an older doctor. It was a big relief to get it reset.
That is not the end of the story. I needed to keep in shape, so on saturday went out with the fast boys. Only ditches and rough parts were hard. So I felt ok to keep training.
On Sunday I went with my senior aged buddies and a group of kids, figuring I could keep up. will post tomorrow what happened.