To ride or not to ride...that is the question
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?
Last edited by hooman6mt; 03-06-2009 at 02:01 AM.