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post #1 of 24 Old 11-21-2005, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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One small step for man, one giant leap for a spinal cord injury victim

Finally was able to take a cruise on my mountain bike for the first time -7 months after the accident - about 2.5 months after first walking.


I tried it about three weeks ago and my balance was nowhere near adequate to remain upright. Tried again yesterday and had no problems other than quick fatigue. I'll be riding every night now weather permitting.

It's a baby step towards riding a real bike again - which becomes a more plausible goal each and every day.

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Re: One small step for man, one giant leap for a spinal cord injury victim

Cool!

Where's your riding gear?
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Re: One small step for man, one giant leap for a spinal cord injury victim

That is so great man.

I worked at a rehabilitation hospital for 6 years, and it was so awesome to see people progress.

Mom is an RN specializing in spinal injuries, and the stories she can tell of recovery are amazing. The body is just unbelievable.



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Re: One small step for man, one giant leap for a spinal cord injury victim

Good news! Way to hang in there, man.
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Re: One small step for man, one giant leap for a spinal cord injury victim

Congrats! Great to hear and see your progress.
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Thrilled for you. Most excellent.
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Mom is an RN specializing in spinal injuries, and the stories she can tell of recovery are amazing. The body is just unbelievable.
That's no kidding! There was a time not too long ago when I thought I'd never be as good as I am now, and I still will get much better/stronger than I am now. It was hard to keep the faith back then - it gets easier and easier everyday, though.

I just got that Cannondale Prophet 400 - check out the Lefty front fork. I figured 5+ inches of travel front and rear will help my pelvis which still hurts a little.

Conq - I don't know what to say - I'll go get a helmet tonight? After the year I've had it would probably be a good move.
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Re: One small step for man, one giant leap for a spinal cord injury victim

Don't forget the leathers and back protector.
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I just got that Cannondale Prophet 400 - check out the Lefty front fork. I figured 5+ inches of travel front and rear will help my pelvis which still hurts a little.
Yep, was going to comment on that. Sweet ride dude.

The new 5" trailbikes are awesome. They actually pedal well!



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That's no kidding! There was a time not too long ago when I thought I'd never be as good as I am now, and I still will get much better/stronger than I am now. It was hard to keep the faith back then - it gets easier and easier everyday, though.
I used to see patients newly in the hospital that were barely human, fixators all over, wheelchair only...and 2 months later they'd walk into the kitchen talking smack and asking for extra cookies or begging for a bacon cheeseburger for dinner.



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Well-done JC. You must have a whole different outlook on life by now... lucky man.

And then there's this asshole...
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may your future progress come even quicker and with less effort.

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Keep up the good work, man!
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Not just baby steps anymore
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Re: One small step for man, one giant leap for a spinal cord injury victim

Way to go man. Hope your rehab progresses well!

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