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things you can do with a broken arm?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by buildyourown, May 4, 2005.

  1. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    this probably belongs in the lounge but dhers have a higher incident of injury so i thought it would be more useful.
    i broke my hand on sunday. nothing horrible but i'm off for 4-6 weeks. being a machinist, i'm unable to work. i'm trying to figure out things to do to keep me from going insane.
    so far i have:
    applied for my passport (to make it easier to go to whistler)
    gone to the dentist
    took care of some lingering financial issues
    got all of my scrips filled

    i'm out of ideas and it will probably be a bit before i can work.
     
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  2. zedro

    zedro Turbo Monkey

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    learn to do stuff with the other arm?

    that sucks,, get better soon....
     
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  3. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    "My advice to you is: To start drinking heavily" - John Belushi in Animal House
     
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  4. Matt D

    Matt D Monkey

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    Masturbate.

    Somebody had to say it.
     
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  5. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    This may be considered blasphemous but I managed to get some road rides in with a broken hand last year.

    There is always drinking beer.

    Hiking.

    True up some wheels.
     
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    S.G.D Monkey

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    if its your good arm, try the stranger.


    look it up!
     
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  7. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    dr said 2 weeks and i can hit the road bike.

    and matt D, i'm a 2 hander
     
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  8. zedro

    zedro Turbo Monkey

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    eww......


    someone wanna lend him a hand? :dead:
     
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  9. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    Glad I'm not his bitch
     
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    u can always try to take the game of curling... great and boring sport that only reguires one hand, as long as u are the person moving the stone. good luck with it if u should try it, and let me know what its like im interested.
     
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    ah yes and become better at the ageless game of DARTS!!!
     
  12. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    you are interested in a boring sport isn't that a contridiction
     
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    very true but cycling for thoose who know nothing about the sport might find it boring, i guess i cant rightfuly say its boring without ever playing it.
     
  14. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    i've tried curling. it's expensive, you have to either join a league or rent out the whole rink (expensive) and they thaw the rink in mid april
     
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    but it's worth every cent to throw a rock on some ice.
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    2 weeks.......then you're on a bike.....what's the problem?



    Practice eating sushi with chopsticks

    Buy a set of aero bars

    Get ambinostrilous with your booger flicking.
     
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    I had a partial separation in my left shoulder for the last 8 weeks. I am finally back on the bike. In the off time, I hit the leg presses, extensions, calf presses, etc. pretty hard. Well... it actually paid off. I hate the gym, and it was boring as hell, but my sprinting is better now than it was before I was injured. I suppose if you are already a gym rat, then this is old hat, but it was new to me. Good luck with the recoup.
     
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    -get a ps2 and be on RM a every minute.
    maybe you cuod learn 1 handed wheeliea and bunnyhops.

    In mba in the hardcore rider section , one guy was born with on arm, but he easily hit a 20' wooden trail drop.
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Think healing thoughts. Write a nice letter to your mother.
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    eat chicken soup
    shop for better protective wear
    sleep
    join another cult
     
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    Enginerd A2 crappy

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    Fire up the CAD station and think up some new stuff to make. Read some books. Burn a lot of new CD's. Spring cleaning - get rid of some stuff you don't use anymore. Track down some new restaurants you've never bothered to try. Go camping and/or hiking. Send emails to people you haven't spoken to in a while, or call them.
     
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    cad, yeah lol that might drive him insane if he doesnt have someone there to help along thru it, i know i was going crazying trying to get all the commands down.:mumble:
     
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    When I was out for 10 weeks last fall:
    -rode the trainer (lasted a weekend)
    -drank beer
    -learned to wipe with the other hand
    -drank some more beer


    still trying to ride off the beer weight
     
  24. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Take up unicycling. Only one hand necessary.
     
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    maybe even no hands needed if u get good enought!
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Well, I figured that he'd be doing more than riding down the road. Don't the hardcore unicycle guys like Kris use a single brake? It'd be pretty hardcore to do those trials-y while keeping the wheel from rotating using just your leg power!
     
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    Join a gym and do the stepper or Elypitcal machine, will make riding much more fun when you start back...........and stare at the thongs on the machine in front of you......