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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Oct 19 2012 12:11pm

Hyena wrote: a little early for a year in review isn't it ? :P
as it turns out, my ebiking year is just about over. shoulder surgery is scheduled for next thursday.

i've put it off long enough (7 years?) and it's just progressively gotten worse to the point that i wake up through the night w/ shoulder pain. i've got labral tears in both shoulders. i couldn't decide which to do first but i've finally decided on the left. and if it goes well i'll eventually have the right done.

i'm gonna ask doc for the video of the procedure. there are plenty on youtube, but i think it'd be fun to have my own up on gravitydreaming

i've heard this surgery has the longest recovery time because it's all cartilage and ligaments and that stuff takes forever to heal since blood flow is more limited. so any fall in the first 4 months will likely mean another surgery.

so what does this mean for biking?

:cry:

of course the impact on family life is gonna be a bigger bummer. no sledding. no ebike towing sleds. no rough housing. and a thousand other routine tasks...

in the meantime, i just found a sweet spot for jumps! gonna check it out on the way home this afternoon. maybe having the surgery scheduled is a good reason to try something retarded! :twisted:
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by dbaker » Oct 19 2012 12:42pm

How are you getting to work and back? :shock:

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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Oct 19 2012 12:51pm

it's been a hard choice, but i think i've decided to rehab in the bahamas.... so many great choices in the carribean. lol.

just kidding. not sure. metro? car :x might be bearable if i come in wicked early and beat the gridlock. it's so hard to go slow on those roads now. :roll:

in other news, this just out:
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by Trackman417 » Oct 19 2012 1:44pm

GCinDC wrote: which thread was that?
Found it on this thread. I was looking for a good 20 minutes but gave up :lol: . I found it here, http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... lamination, but we now know that both motors have the same number of laminations. So it wouldn't matter where that part of the thread is. I counted 68 as well for both of them. Do your eyes hurt to :shock: .

Sorry to hear about your shoulder, hope all goes well mate. Maybe you should try jogging to and from work? Grid lock no more
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by sardini » Oct 19 2012 2:28pm

Always look the bright side of life ! You are gona hag more the kids !

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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Oct 19 2012 9:14pm

chickened out of big jumps i found. might show the scene later. but i had some fun with a little pile of mulch near home! :P

street tire + wet grass + braking on landing = wipe!

i immediately thought of you, hyena. enjoy. :wink:

next time i'll try to wipe on the other side to capture better vid of it.
Trackman417 wrote:Maybe you should try jogging to and from work?
i bet that would feel good on a shoulder with staples in it. :o

i'll be riding one handed long before i do any running!
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Post by Trackman417 » Oct 20 2012 7:02pm

GCinDC wrote:chickened out of big jumps i found. might show the scene later. but i had some fun with a little pile of mulch near home! :P

street tire + wet grass + braking on landing = wipe!

i immediately thought of you, hyena. enjoy. :wink:

next time i'll try to wipe on the other side to capture better vid of it.
Trackman417 wrote:Maybe you should try jogging to and from work?
i bet that would feel good on a shoulder with staples in it. :o

i'll be riding one handed long before i do any running!
That was a great face you made at 28 seconds. Just can't help but wonder if you were making that face as you were wiping out :?: :roll:
Yeah should've known you wouldn't want to run. Can't blame a guy for trying, eh?
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by Sacman » Oct 21 2012 3:18pm

Lol... the GoPro and that angle bracket takes a pretty good lickin'.
What a fun little distraction while raking leaves in the yard.

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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Oct 25 2012 8:51pm

doc said surgey went well. 3 weeks in a sling, then pt for months to get range of motion, strength...
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then the other one! :P
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Post by Trackman417 » Oct 25 2012 8:58pm

GCinDC wrote:doc said surgey went well. 3 weeks in a sling, then pt for months to get range of motion, strength...
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then the other one! :P
You handsome man 8)
I'll have to do some extra riding just for you :mrgreen:
You figure out how you are getting to work?
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by litespeed » Oct 25 2012 10:00pm

Good luck GC! I had my right shoulder done Jan 6th 2010. Wasn't the highlight of my life is all I will say about that.

Hope you all the best for a fast recovery and get you back to making videos again

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Post by Thud » Oct 25 2012 10:06pm

looknig good G,
trust the doctors whan it comes time to re-hab.
Even on a good day surgury Sucks!
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Post by Skippic » Oct 26 2012 2:55am

GCinDC wrote:doc said surgey went well. 3 weeks in a sling, then pt for months to get range of motion, strength...
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then the other one! :P
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by gensem » Oct 26 2012 6:33am

Hope you get well soo greg. I broke my shoulders 2 times already so i know how you feel.
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Oct 26 2012 3:50pm

thanks guys!

i'd love to start pt now but doc says we'll wait 4 weeks! always more fun when completely atrophied. :twisted:
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i know, no duct tape so it's hard to tell it's mine..

so how's my torque monster coming, thudster? speaking of :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by knoxie » Oct 26 2012 4:28pm

good luck and heal well buddy :D
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Post by pucksterpete » Oct 27 2012 8:27am

Good luck Greg withe Sandy, get your generator gassed up.

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Post by GCinDC » Oct 27 2012 8:30am

thx knx!

epic frankenstorm headed our way and i wont be able to ride around in it! :(
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my stepmother's name is sandy :lol:

wee snippets from my last commute
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Post by litespeed » Oct 27 2012 9:04am

It's funny how when I watch you flying around it makes me anxious. It's awesome how you get around through an ever changing maze of 3 to 4000 lbs (and bigger!) moving obstacles. Your quite talented. When you have a faster more powerful bike things ought to get even more wild me thinks!

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Post by Trackman417 » Oct 28 2012 9:48pm

Hey mate,
How are you holding up in the frakenstorm? Looking at the map, it looks like your state is just getting hammered.
My area has closed down. No buses, dealerships aren't opening, I have no class tomorrow :mrgreen: .
Hope you are feeling better.
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Post by Hyena » Oct 28 2012 9:59pm

GCinDC wrote:street tire + wet grass + braking on landing = wipe!
i immediately thought of you, hyena. enjoy. :wink:
haha thanks :mrgreen:
Fingers crossed for a speedy shoulder recovery. Good to hear the op went well.
It might be for the best that you can't be out riding in that wild weather that's approaching. Looks like DC cops it quite frequently. Has that always been the case or is it just a string lately ?
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Post by The fingers » Oct 29 2012 11:24am

Get well soon, prayers for a speedy recovery. Government shutdown for super hurry cane. Don't know what this :pancake: is but I think it's funny looking. :D
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Oct 29 2012 1:17pm

thanks for the well wishes! i've got a big vial of pain killers, so life is good. :mrgreen:

speaking of which, wtf is this??? :pancake: :shock: :lol:

anyway, i'm mostly camped out in a lazy boy chair i bought last week on CL for 75! we didn't have one and everyone i talked to about shoulder surgery recommended them for sleeping.

right now, it's hard to imagine ever having the strength again to ride my bike like a fool, but we'll see.

just now sandy started blowing hard. the city shut down well in advance, but the winds are just picking up. i figured i'd post a note before i lose power, since everyone is talking like that's inevitable.. :roll: i do not have a generator, though i could have used one this year. we have gotten some good storms lately. usually the hurricanes meander up here half dead after shooting their wad in florida. the big trees in front of our house are now gone but there are a couple nearby that might not make it through this. in my state, i wont be able to do anything if some roof comes off.

damn, youtube has live coverage on sandy if you got nothing better to do..

yeah, it's blowing nice now! i've not been worried at all, but am just starting to wonder!

peace out,

g
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by GCinDC » Oct 29 2012 2:23pm

that was quick, just 3 houses down:
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our power still up.
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Re: GCinDC's Giant DH Comp

Post by Thud » Oct 29 2012 4:44pm

hehe, I don't have a generator either...but i have an inverter & a SH@#T load of batteries laying around & ususaly topped off...
I don't have any progress to report just yet on our project G. & +1 on the lazy Boys.
(I lived in one for about 4 months after my last pile in in 04)

my son just bought a KIte board & watching the tv is getting him all wound up LOL!
We will have the edge of Sandy on us in west MI. in about 10 hours.
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