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More riding

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Yesterday I did my first commute on my old mountain bike since the accident. (I had already commuted a couple of times on the road bike.) I didn’t have any problems — the bike really seems fine. And it felt great to ride to work again.
After work, I rode a bit over 20 miles on my road bike. No problems with the finger on this ride. It’s still pretty sensitive to bumps, but not too bad. It’ll be interesting to try riding with these “buddy taping” things the doctor gave me now. I’m on the mend, but it’s going to be a long haul. I feel very lucky I can ride.

2 Responses to “More riding”

  1. MRMacrum Says:

    Which type of bar seems to cause the least comfort? If I had to guess, I would guess the mountain bike.

  2. Apertome Says:

    The most comfortable position I’ve found is riding on the hoods on my road bike. This way my finger is out to the side and I can stick it out a little bit and then the finger itself acts as sort of a shock absorber. When riding in a mountain biking position, I tend to feel the impact a bit more when I go over a bump.

    That said, going over small bumps hurts a bit less every day. I still haven’t tried riding off-road, and I won’t for at least another week.

    The “buddy taping” made braking a bit difficult. Normally my other fingers can pick up some of the braking slack, but it’s harder to do that with my middle and ring fingers taped together.

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