Originally Posted by AnthonyJ
The accident was the dumbest I've had. As I was flipping over the handle bars, the music cued in my head: Waah, waaah, waaaaaaaah…
I'm about 90% healed. Had tendonitis in all the joints of my right (dominant) arm. Still have a tendon/muscle issue in the left side of my neck down to my shoulder. That and a possibly dislocated rib on the left side that I need to see the chiro for already… It took me until the end of July to get back on my bike, but after my third ride I realized in the accident, I bent both of the rims… Well, there's always this summer.
Wow! I can't even fathom what kind of accident you must have had on a flat road to cause such injury. I was once riding my bicycle, while carrying my oldest child, who was at the time about 18 months old, in a backpack. I went to bunny-hop the front wheel over a curb and timed it wrong. I went flying over the handlebars, with P.A.G. on my back, strapped into the backpack. I couldn't roll out of it, so I spread out so as to land on my chest and forearms, chin up and back to avoid a faceplant. The only injury I sustained was a bit of roadburn on my forearms (Judo training is a must if you ever think you might fall
). The falling techniques have save me, and my children from injury more than one time. My oldest boy went out of a 2nd story window at two years of age. Again, the only injuries were some scrapes on his forearms, and a little red-spot where in bumped his forehead. He didn't even bruise. I highly recommend learning to fall properly. I've been doing it for years, and have had no injuries yet.
In any case, welcome to DC, and your boy looks like a very bright and capable young man, clearly loved by a bright and capable Daddy. And there is no greater joy in the world than being that Daddy. Just remember though, when he gets old enough to drive you crazy, say at puberty, ice water over the shower curtain is such a great revenge trick, but only when they truly deserve it.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North