So I am on the walking wounded list, but not from mountain biking. For those who have been following the blog you will remember I took a good thump while getting some flight lessons near Alpine about a month ago. Part of the thump was on my right hip that resulted in a huge technicolor bruise on my right leg and hip. I had just gotten over that for the most part. So after being gone all day on December 29th doing the Palm Canyon Epic, my boys were itching for some dad time. So on the 30th, I took them out to our local inline hockey rink for some skate time. I was pretty beat from the day before so I decided that I would not be playing, but instead I would just screw around and keep feeding passes to the boys. So instead of putting on the whole hockey gear package, I left the griddle in the bag. Bad call!
So while messing around my oldest boy decides that it will “funny” to check Dad. Of course it would be even funnier if Dad was not looking. So my boy clocks be really good, and I swear I got completely horizontal prior loosing any altitude. BAM! It was all I could do not to call Child Protective Services to inform them that something really bad was about to happen to my kid and they were not going to get there in time. I had landed exactly on the same spot I had hurt the month before. It hurt like hell but in a different way than before, this felt more sharp that the bruising before.
I ditched my ride scheduled for the next day and waited a couple of days to test it out on the bike. When I did get on the bike I felt okay peddling on the road out to my local ride (Lake Calvera). It even felt okay on the smooth stuff. However when riding on rocky stuff, anything that requires body English, and getting off the saddle things got painful in a hurry. After an hour I was uncomfortable and basically not a happy camper on the bike.
It is never a good time to get injured, but this was quite unfortunate timing as I was planning heading out to Sedona to meet up and ride with some friends from Colorado and NorCal in a little over a week. I don’t see my hip being in shape for multiple back-to-back days of riding so I had to cancel. Major League Bummage!
I’m going to get some X-rays done in the next day or so to see if I did something really bad.
UPDATE 11-JAN-08: I could insert bunch of Doctor verbage stuff here but basically the X-rays showed that I had not fractured anything, but I’ll need to take it easy for a couple more weeks. Yipee!