Nearly a month after a Dodge Ram tossed Kristin McGrath 30 feet, leaving her with a bumper print in her right thigh, and a broken femur and a rib, this Durango pro cyclist is back on the bike, albeit stationary. McGrath has been powering through a daily routine of spinning, massage, stretching and proper nutrition in order to return to racing in the spring. Helped along by friends, family, pain meds and a set of personalized crutches (complete with water bottle holder), Kristins tenacity may make this the comback story of her up-and-coming cycling career.

Before and after x-rays of Kristin's femur; the latter showing
the titanium rod bolted to the bone. Older brother, Todd McGrath, stretches and massages Kristin's
leg prior to her time on the stationary bike. Luckily for Kristin,
Todd happens to be a student at Rocky Vista University College of
Osteopathic Medicine in Parker. Kristin spins 30 painful minutes a day, to keep tendons and
ligaments limber and muscle atrophy at bay. Kristin makes her way up the stairs at a relative's house on
Sunday morning. Thankfully, friends and family are at her beckon
call during the recovery process. Kristin pedals through the most painful part of her rehab, the
peak of her revolution. Starting with her heel, she's slowly worked
her way up to her arch, and hopes to soon be pedaling with the ball
of her foot.


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