MX /SX and Injuries ??
Posted June 28, 2002 - 07:39 AM
I agree with this article. What are your thoughts??
Posted June 28, 2002 - 08:05 AM
As far as racing MX, I am at the novice level if I do all the jumps on the track. However, Im not into launching 60 foot jumps anymore and I really dont like rolling these kinds of jumps and watching the underside of someones bike fly over the top of me as I get "Sky passed" like my friends and I call it. So I may just drop down a class and roll the big jump and have more fun!
Last year I came up short on a 40 foot double and cased it HARD. My lower back was in major pain for about a month and a half. I couldnt ride, walking was painful and no action with the woman!(that may have been worse than the no-riding) anyway, Im over major air time.
Posted June 28, 2002 - 03:13 PM
Posted June 28, 2002 - 03:52 PM
Anytime you can't get in the saddle is a bad thing!!
Originally posted by StreetMoto:
I couldnt ride, walking was painful and no action with the woman!(that may have been worse than the no-riding) anyway
I'm 46 and still racing regulary. I have to honestly say that I have gotten faster as I grow older. I think alot of it has to do with the fact that I have great sponsors and that I was really slow before. I currently race the 40+ master class and usually finish mid pack or better. I'm certainly not in as good of shape as I once was and I don't heal up anywhere near as fast as I used to.
The bottom line is that I race for fun now. I don't get myself so worked up anymore. If I do well that is great and if I don't, that is ok too. I figure that if I can drive myself home at the end of the day then I'm a winner!!!!