Yes the soft tissue was the longest part to recover from. I had the pins removed at 16 weeks and was riding shortly after, but it took about a year before I was confident enough to race hard. I was actually back working and trying to use my left hand as much as possible, still in a cast, after 3 weeks, but it hurt like hell. I remember the hardest thing of all was trying to button and zip up my pants, that's hard to do with 1 hand. I think the best therapy was just using it as much as I could stand, and that Powerball was an incredible exercise tool, low impact and highly effective. I've come to terms with the fact that it will never come back 100%, but it doesn't hold me back from racing at 100% or more.
"There are old racers
and there are bold racers,
but there are no old, bold racers who don't walk funny."