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post #1 of 15 Old 05-04-2008, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Perfect Riding Conditions and an Injury....

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Today on the Colorado Front Range, we awoke to near 60 degree temps, no wind and no clouds. The temps are supposed to climb into the 70's.....absolutely perfect riding conditions.....

And me.....I lifted a friggin planter for my wife yesterday and my back is in such pain this morning, I can't even bend over to lift the damn toilet seat!!!!

Talk about frustration!!!!! I WANT TO RIDE!!!!!!

Interesting point I thought of this morning......Owning a Strom is such motivation to stay healthy!!!!!!

Can you concur?????


PS....I am really pissed that I have to vicariously experience my DL650 through this website this morning..... Not happy about being online, instead of running the Colorado Twisties.

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Hey guys,

When my back hurts I am better off on the bike than I am in the car. The car seats frequently hurt my back more when it is achy. The bike's ergonomics are so good, that I can ride for a long stretch on the bike and feel no pain.

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Hey guys,

When my back hurts I am better off on the bike than I am in the car. The car seats frequently hurt my back more when it is achy. The bike's ergonomics are so good, that I can ride for a long stretch on the bike and feel no pain.


So after two rounds of Advil, three rounds of heating pad and Percussor.....I was much better and HotShoeTom.....I completely agree.....the bike is more comfortable. I had to run my son down for a hair cut and to grab some items at the Grocery....I decided to try the bike. Boy howdy...the back stopped hurting and I was having fun. Sitting straight up right and paying more attention to my riding and the other vehicles.....I was a happy camper. Very good stuff.

Anyway, since tomorrow is supposed to be so nice, I will probably try to do a short ride tomorrow and see how it goes.....just after work.

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When I get back spasms, a muscle relaxer is what does the trick. Cyclobenzaprine works like no pain reliever can. I'm not able to ride when taking it though.

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Ibuprofin usually does it for me, sometimes as much as 800mg, but when it gets really bad, my chiropractor is top notch and not from the quack branch of that profession.

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[QUOTE=jnoflane2;227011 .I lifted a friggin planter for my wife yesterday and my back is in such pain this morning, I can't even bend over to lift the damn toilet seat!!!!

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Sorry to hear about your back. Proof yet again that no good deed goes unpunished. Maybe it will rain everyday until your back gets better. Then you won't feel so bad about not riding. Just trying to cheer you up.

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jnoflane2, I'm in Falcon too. We'll have to hook up for a ride or two sometime. I'm overseas for a few more weeks, but I'll be home soon. I'll be looking for you. I'll be the one on the yellow '03k.
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John, take it easy on your back for a while, it might heal on it's own. If you don't feel better soon the doctor can prescribe Prednisone. If that doesn't fix you up you might have a serious problem. I've had back surgery. It helped quite a bit but the old problem still flares up if I do the wrong thing. I, too, find climbing on the V-Strom easier than getting into the car. Getting in and out of a small car is the worst.

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hmmmmm

Talk about counter intuitive. If you told someone who didnt have back trouble and didnt ride a bike that riding the bike was good for your back, they'd probably look at you like you were crazy. I know, I have that happen. But now, we have the opportunity to spread the word that motorcycling is good for your back. Perhaps we will get some converts to the sport just because of that. What we need is a doctor to go on record that there could be benefits beyond the obvious fuel savings, etc to riding. Once you have a member of the medical community on board, you get instant credibility. Now it is the word of a doc rather than some rheumy old fart (like me).

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