Sorry for the weblog delay but last Saturday morning I took a detour from normal life.
The morning was a great start to a group mountain bike ride through one of my favorite Arizona single track trails.
We started at 7:00 AM up the 396 climb and two hours later came to the end of our venture with one last episode.
At 9:00 am I bumped the riders wheel in front of me and in a matter of three seconds found myself laying on trail 396 with what doctor Pfluger later told me was a Broken Ankle – Displaced Trimalleolar Fracture.
In everday language, I broke three bones in my right ankle.
From the time of the ankle break to the xray taken at the hospital pictured below was 56 minutes.
I want to thank the four mountain bike buddies for the excellent way they handled my outdoor emergency.
Robert middlemore for the carry out to the SUV and excellent 4 wheel
Scott Lopeman for the carry out to the SUV.
Billy Reagan for the ride to the hopital.
Robert Coomsie for the help and encouraging words.
YOU GUYS SAVED THE DAY FOR ME.
My docter tells me that I have two plates and seven screws holding my right ankle together and the recovery process could be 10 to 12 weeks before I could start to get back on my bike again.
I will keep an update about the recovery process as the days go along.
Just for kicks, here is a medical diagram of the surgey doctor Pfluger did on me this past Saturday.