Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association

Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association
Brewers of Hardy Rides.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Wankle

A couple of Sundays ago I did a rolley rolley of the left ankle that both left me in a lot of pain and discomfort and also in a state of surprise. I had been riding all winter long in one of the worst winters in my lifetime. I had survived riding in snow, ice, windstorms, darkness, etc. I might have just put down my guard on that sunny sunday. There was a lot of thawing, little parts of ice on the flat, straight, dirt road we were on. Perhaps I let my double-fisted defense down for a moment. That's when I watched my left Lake boot come off the pedal and hit the ground with the angle of the sole. I watched my ankle roll, pop-crack and an inmediate pain develop. I watched in desbelief at what I had done. Really? I just did that? After riding all winter in such hazardous surfaces. I came to terms with what happened pretty quickly. The pain, inflammation and sleepless nights have been a lesson to never let your guard down. A lesson to always be aware when you are riding. Keep an eye on your equipment, your environment, people, cars, falling stuff. I don't mean to sound paranoid but I truly left my guard down and thought I was in the clear. I don't think I broke anything because the damn thing seems to get better on a daily basis. Now I will continue to wrap, elevate and ice a bit. I hope April will come slowly so I can dance with my crew. 
take care and stay safe and healthy. 
Don't let your guard down. 
March 24-25th . A couple days after the accident. 

April 3rd. Inflamation is down. Blackness is going away.  

1 comment:

Guitar Ted said...

Ouch! I've heard it said that a sprain of the ankle can be worse than a break. I'm not sure I buy into that, but I do believe cycling is great for injuries in and around the ankle. It doesn't surprise me that you are making quick progress.

Let's hope all is well come April 26th!