Monday, September 27, 2010

Bent, broken, and screwed back together

So, what have you been doing for the past five weeks? Me? Not a thing, just sitting, sitting sitting. You see, I was smacked by an SUV last month and besides crunching my Tour Divide bike, I ended up with a broken tibia and surgery to get my first titanium upgrade!
I guess these repairs are pretty fragile at first because the doc says no weight on that leg for 6-8 weeks. We're coming up on week 6 now...fingers crossed that I finally get to walk again.
Some pics for ya- the first one is after getting stiches in my knee on the day of the accident, maybe a little swollen? I had to wait a week before surgery because it was so puffed up. Second pic shows the screws. For what these cost you'd think he could've installed these a little straighter.
I guess surgeons aren't used to working to the tight tolerances we framebuilders are!


  1. whoa. bummer. here's to a fast come back.

  2. Sorry to hear of it! Glad you are mostly ok and on the mend..

  3. I hope you're coming along and back on your feet!
    Loving the single-speed you built for me 2 years ago.


  4. Finally got the comments working for me again:

    Thanks for the thoughts guys, great to "hear" from you. Recovery? Well,it's slow going but I'm getting there!

  5. I just saw you on the list for the SDCBS- which leads me to think things are progressing for you! Goo luck with the healing- E