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Old 03-06-2009, 01:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First a little backstory...

So I was in Utah last weekend for a ski trip and I ended up bruising my right hand side ribs (middle two). Now, exactly 1 week later it still hurts. I can take deep breaths ok, but when I bend down, or get out of bed, I get a sharp pain. I didn't go to the doctor, because, well as anyone knows with ribs, there's not much they can do. I don't feel any breaks and trust me, you know when you've broken a rib. This is not a broken rib.

I live in California, about 4 hours from Lake Tahoe. I have a season pass to Heavenly Resort. For those that don't know, Heavenly received over 7 FEET of snow in the past week. Let me re-iterate...7 FEET of snow in ONE week.

For those who are sitting in a room, chances are your ceiling height is 8 feet (some places are 10 feet). But basically imagine your room filled, top to bottom, with snow

So now the question...Do I ride this weekend in these epic conditions or do I take it easy and hope for the weekend after. I just feel it's too good an opportunity to pass up, but don't want to risk injuring myself further. I asked my friend the same question, and he responded..."you'll have time to rest your ribs when you're dead". Which as morbid as it sounds, is a true statement.

So what would you do? Ride or not ride?

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Old 03-06-2009, 01:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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personally i wouldn't ride. last year i messed up my ribs from snowboarding and it was like the same as you it definately wasnt a broken rib just really bruised and i was also on the golf team and i continued to golf and it only got worse. i finally stopped golfing for a couple weeks and it started to get better. i think if you keep riding you'll only be hurting for longer.
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I vote to go ride.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ride, but be very, very conservative.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Go ride, last year I bruised my leftside of my ribs...the following weekend I bruised my rightside This year I've been riding with lower back discomfort for the last 3 months..So go ride!
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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id say go ride because you have pow to float in ... if it were between storms and kinda packed i wouldnt advise it. stay out of tight trees and larger drops and you should be fine. everyday in the winter you willfully dont go snowboarding you regret 10 fold in july
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I broke my left wrist at the beginning of the season and I ride every weekend...
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ride!, but be very cautious.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm with them ^ Ride but try* to take it easy.
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's late in the season - just ride. You don't know how lucky you are getting 7 feet of snow. All of my local resorts are getting rain.
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