I explored my limits really closely when I wanted to learn how to barspin. Result: ACL, medial collateral ligament, kneecap dislocation, both menisci and a tibia bone bruise. Good job Kathi, your season is already over in May… I needed surgery but worked out hard every day to be back for the Bikes and Beats Festival in Saalbach Hinterglemm after 4 weeks. (check out the edit we taped: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCuG8skumkM )
I’m so glad that my health insurance BARMER paid for my special orthesis made to measure. Now I’m able to ride again without being afraid of twisting my knee again. But only because of my training at Arkaden Fitness. I workout there to get back my strength, balance and confidence for my knee. The Twins Fitness bars help me to always have enough energy. http://twinsfitness.com/
My passion doesn’t wanna let me stop when I should – It’s a thin line between learning more and getting injured. If you are afraid to fall you fall because you are afraid. Now I have to figure out which button I have to push to ease my mind cause I want to learn how to spin my bike sooo badly. Fear protects you and helps you to stay safe. Some people have more fear, some have less and very few people can double flip a bike on to a pile of dirt. I don’t have any pressure to do a jump and nothing bad will happen if I just go home, sit on the couch and never look at it again.But it still stays in my brain. I have to get my confidence and crazyness back and I’m sure it won’t take a long time. I do what I love: Mountainbiking and I don’t wanna change ANYTHING.