My dear friend, Amy Thomas, recently broke her radius and ulna while mountain biking in Moab. She is attacking recovery with an optimistic outlook and I asked her to share her story of recovery over the next weeks with a few articles. We hope you can gain something out of reading her determination (stubbornness) and love for life.
The last time you heard from me on Bike Shop Girl, I was relishing in completing this summer’s Breck Epic, a 6 day MTB stage race in Breckenridge, Colorado. It was the culmination of a comeback from shattering my pelvis in March 2013 and my big 40th year goal on this planet. The rest of the summer was great with a little down time, starting up CrossFit again, and fun rides with friends.
We squeezed in two end of season desert trips to Fruita and Moab. The trip to Moab proved to be my last ride of the season and not on my terms. After climbing up to the top of Capt Ahab, a trail I love for its technical features, I careened off a steep drop, flew over the bars and watched my forearm snap in half. I quickly pulled it straight and began the 2 hour walk back down the trailhead. After visiting the Moab ER with a broken radius and ulna, I was heading back to Denver the next morning in a giant splint, a lot of pain, and facing another recovery.