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Post  mrfrance on Mon Oct 05 2015, 11:27

Slipped my disc again over the weekend, decided that commuting 140 miles a day on a bike probably isn't helping, among other things. So it's time lay it down for a while, at least a couple of years most likely.

I will try and keep in touch on here, some of you I have on my FB. I'm sure I'll be back so I won't give the "I'll miss you" and "Thanks" speech.

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Post  Rosco on Mon Oct 05 2015, 12:14

Hi Paul

Sorry to hear that mate.
Hope your body mends well and we'll see you out and about again sometime soon.

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Post  mrfrance on Mon Oct 05 2015, 13:03

Thanks Ross
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Post  0ldcat on Mon Oct 05 2015, 13:33

Hi Paul,

Sorry to hear you're hanging up your bike kit for some time to come.

You know your body best, but as you'll know I suffer a similar back problem. I'm sure I say nothing you haven't heard already, but seating posture and lumbar support are the key things "if" you continue to ride.

But rest up and heal well buddy. Please do not become a stranger here and do keep in touch. I think I have you on facetube too, not that I use that medium very often Laughing

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Post  mrfrance on Mon Oct 05 2015, 20:17

Thanks Tel, I suppose an R1200RT helps too Very Happy

Seriously though, you're an inspiration in that you keep on going, which gives me hope that I'll still be riding in the future. A bit of rest will do me some good for now though.

Cheers

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Post  MrNutt on Mon Oct 05 2015, 21:04

Great shame Paul, I have slipped discs and had bac problems similar to you though admitidly I don't do a 140 mile round trip on a bike 5 days a week.

I am sure you will be back on two wheels again soon!

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Post  ellie on Tue Oct 06 2015, 06:37

I ride with a heat pad on my back as I too have a knackered disc.

I find the car not much better tho - it's sitting in one position for a length of time that does it.

Hope you get back on two wheels soon

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Post  mrfrance on Tue Oct 06 2015, 06:57

Yeah it's a lose lose situation Ellis. I find it difficult in a car too, but I just can't find the right bike at the moment and it's all the pulling/pushing it about and maintenance work that really does it. Working from home 2 days a week now which is great so shouldn't take too long to recover.

Thanks for your messages Ellie and Dave
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Post  Snowcat on Tue Oct 06 2015, 22:09

Really sorry to hear that Paul, hope you get yourself sorted and in time get back to bikes, It's difficult to give up something you love but if it's best for your long term health you know best, still catch up on FB and hope you're back soon pal, take care

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Post  Wooster on Tue Oct 06 2015, 22:19

A mate of mine was a bike instructor and had to jack it in because of his back.
Weirdly he took up mountain biking a year or two later and hasn't had any problems (that weren't as a result of him falling off it) with his back since.


Hey, maybe you should buy one of those wee step-throughs with the bike pedals. Very Happy
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Post  Radar on Wed Oct 07 2015, 23:59

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Slipped my disc again over the weekend, decided that commuting 140 miles a day on a bike probably isn't helping, among other things. So it's time lay it down for a while, at least a couple of years most likely.

I will try and keep in touch on here, some of you I have on my FB. I'm sure I'll be back so I won't give the "I'll miss you" and "Thanks" speech.

Cheers

Paul

Sorry to hear that Paul, hope the situation with the back improves...you have got to come to BC8 even if it is by car!

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Post  alleycat on Thu Oct 08 2015, 22:07

Push bikes it is then!
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Post  Radar on Thu Oct 08 2015, 23:58

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Push bikes it is then!

Come to BC two up on the CBR400, that would be a sight in itself!
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Post  mrfrance on Fri Oct 09 2015, 08:30

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Come to BC two up on the CBR400, that would be a sight in itself!

He's already sold it Radar lol

I will certainly be using my mountain bike when I'm able to. I think I'll use the opportunity to take up new hobbies/challenges. It will give me an opportunity to save up and buy a bike I really want at least.

Cheers for the support guys.
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Post  Radar on Fri Oct 09 2015, 12:45

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Come to BC two up on the CBR400, that would be a sight in itself!

He's already sold it Radar lol

I will certainly be using my mountain bike when I'm able to. I think I'll use the opportunity to take up new hobbies/challenges. It will give me an opportunity to save up and buy a bike I really want at least.

Cheers for the support guys.

I had visions of something like this

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Post  robertcains on Fri Oct 09 2015, 17:10

They have doubled up before now tongue
Llandudno will go down in history for the Honda boys
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Post  mrfrance on Fri Oct 09 2015, 19:37

I thought people would have forgotten about that by now... Shocked
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Post  Radar on Fri Oct 09 2015, 19:45

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I thought people would have forgotten about that by now... Shocked

We NEVER forget Smile
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Post  robertcains on Fri Oct 09 2015, 19:48

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
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We NEVER forget Smile

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Post  bobh on Sat Oct 10 2015, 19:29

Really sorry to hear about your back woes, Paul.

I'm sure we'll see you "back" again soon!

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Post  Lone'cat on Sun Nov 29 2015, 14:11

Sorry to hear about your back problems Paul. Hope things are better now and fingers crossed that you find a more comfortable bike (or a job nearer home Very Happy )

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