Monday, May 10, 2010

Bum Knee

I should learn not to mix passions too close together.  Mountain Biking is one of my other passions in life and I managed to crash a bit too hard on Thursday night.  I clipped a sappling and was forced into another tree and went down with all my weight on my knee in a really sick and twisted position.  I knew right away that something was terribly wrong because I attempted to sit up and almost threw up.  After a few minutes I was able to get myself together enough to ride the mile or so back to the trailhead and my car.  Most of my lateral and rotational stability had been replaced by sharp searing pain.

I had a miserable night's sleep and went to Concord Orthopedics Friday where the doctor told me that I was to put on a brace and keep a close eye on the couch for the next 4-6 weeks.  No surgery is good, but a 2nd degree MCL tear puts a damper on any boat related work.  After 3 days, I feel like there is some healing going on, but it looks like I won't be able to monkey around on the boat ladder for several weeks.



  1. Matt, Anything new happening with Magic? I'm building a Stinson shed at the moment. Ordered the nuts and bolts online and Im off to pick through some strapping. I build 2 bows. The first one took a little time but number 2 took no time at all. My shed won't be as nice as yours since I have to move it before OWL gets in. I'm going to throw a tarp over her and be done. I don't plan on heating the shed.

  2. Nothing all summer and probably won't for another few weeks now. I'm waiting till I get some consistently cool weather so the epoxy doesn't kick fast.

    I was amazed at how easy it was to build the shed. Other than breaking some strapping while bending onto the jig, there was no problem. I made the bows over a 2 week period (I think there are 26 or 28 total). I would get about 20 pieces of 16' strapping at a time. I quickly learned how to pick through the pile to find the pieces that would take a bend easily.