Didn't ride today

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by cyclintom, Feb 21, 2021 at 12:15 PM.

  1. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    I was working on my new F55X Felt gravel bike in the garage and I had decided to install Slime innertubes in the 35 mm tires. Well, the innertube punctures with a couple of small holes from the mounting. Why that was I certainly couldn't tell you. But perhaps more importantly, these punctures were quite small and did NOT seal. So not only were these innertubes far heavier than a standard tube, they didn't act any better.

    In the process of working on these tires, I moved a heavy tool box that contains my car tools. The results of this didn't take effect for perhaps 5 minutes and then I had a very large pain in my back and have been walking around like the hunchback of Notre Dame ever since. While it is getting a bit better over the last two years it is so slight as to be difficult to tell beyond the fact that it is a little easier to sleep.

    In the past when I had these sorts of minor injuries I rode them off on the bike and they were mostly cured by an easy 10 miles ride. But this time it is much too painful to even consider throwing a leg over a bike. This leaves me with having to allow it to heal by itself and being totally unable to ride probably for a week.

    So stop all of he telling us what a great ride you had today and what a wonderful time or else I will have to put a hex on you. But I will have a beer on your behalf.
     
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  2. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    Well, I don't need painkillers today and I've been sleeping at nights with just a couple of ibuprofen. I should be able to ride with the old farts on Saturday and once I can ride again that usually causes rapid healing of any back problems.
     
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