Sunday, July 09, 2006

Cracked Toe - Uuuuggghhh!!!


I am momentarily disabled. (Just a minor setback) I had to go and walk into the leg of a metal folding chair and crack the 4th toe on my left foot (dumb, dumb, DUMB!!!).
So for a few days I have to wear the above beautiful blue shoe. As they told me at the Air Force Academy Emergency Room, they are a beautiful Air Force Blue, lol. I did this Friday with a ride pending on Saturday and another the following Saturday.

Well, the ride Saturday got rained out. The Mountain Shadow Riders had their monthly chapter meeting this last Saturday and there was to be a ride to Fairplay after the meeting. There was a Ladies Run of CO planned on that day and a bunch of us planned to go and participate in some of the activities. It rained all day that day. I never heard if it got rained out or not. We've had roads/highways washout in several places in the state due to the heavy rains.

So now I am hoping for two things. First - for my foot to get well enough to ride this Saturday in the Pikes Peak H.O.G. 5 in 1 Run. It is a 400 mile run of 5 mountain passes of 10,000 feet or higher. Second - for the weather to cooperate. We have had lots of rain in the past week. It's caused flooding, washed out roads and lots of other hovac. Christine, of Christine's Corner, is also planning on participating in this.

I had been doing a mile on my cross-trainer for the last two weeks in anticipation of this ride. The doctor said there's a chance it would be okay enough by then. So, hopefully this is so. If not, there's always next year. Luckily, this isn't going to keep me off my motorcycle for long. One of the other ladies in our riding group has hurt her leg bad enough that she's out for the rest of the summer. I wish Carolee a speedy recover.

Well, Wishing Everyone a Healthy Summer,

Betty :)

12 comments:

BJ said...

Sorry to hear that you hurt yourself. As you said, at least it won't keep you down long. Get better soon!

Biker Betty said...

Hi BJ - thanks. My foot is already feeling a bit better today. I'm trying to take it easy so I can do the big ride this Saturday. :)

Karmyn R said...

OUCH! Take care of that foot and get back on the bike quickly!

Maybe I'll get my husband to trade in the boat for the bikes....hmm...worth thinking about!! heh heh.

Dawn said...

A friend of ours rode with a broke leg! There's a picture on the group website I think...He bent his leg back and rested it on the passenger foot peg. Now he looks funny without his cast...

Hope you get better soon!

Beaker said...

Does the V-Star have a heel/toe shifter?? You should be fine if it does - anyway, hope it heals quick and you're able to do the ride.

Mustang said...

sorry to hear about ure toe... not to worry at all, it will heal soon enough to ride again...

GOd bless and ride safe

D

KT Did said...

OOOOOOOooo, ouch lady!! Wrap that baby up for your Saturday's ride...
Things just seem to happen! Really, I hope you feel better soon--even with the crazy weather...feel better!

Giest said...

i certainly hope things are much better now.

Biker Betty said...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks you very much for all the well wishes. I got a shoe on today - no sock though. That's better then Monday when with a sock I couldn't stand it. It's sore, but I just might be able to now make the ride. Friday I will get the boots on and try my motorcycle. Beaker, I unfortunately have a toe shifter. So I will get out and try shifting and see how it feels. Wish me luck on Friday.

Thanks To All, Betty :)

Christine said...

Sigh...I hope it gets better....soon AND the weather holds..

You know me, unless it's an absolute torrential rain...I'm there (and going to get Turquoise Lake too, btw)...

Biker Betty said...

Hi Christine, Well the weather held and my foot did great in my boots, so as you know I made the ride!!! Yea!! As soon as I finish my account of one of our rides together, I will share my pictures of the 5in1 ride. What fun that was!!!

Laura said...

I once played out the rest of a season of soccer in high school with a cracked toe. They had to fuse the joint after the season was over. Man, I totally empathize with that pain.

Hope it recovers quickly.

Laura