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Offline 2riders

Back In the saddle again...
« on: August 31, 2012, 01:14:11 pm »
New to the forums as of yesterday.  After a 9 year layoff from biking due to a bad hip, I am back in the saddle after hip replacement 1 1/2 yrs ago at age 53 .  It has taken time to get strength back but still won't be able to ride more than 25 miles or so a day.  I now have been given stretching and strengthening excercises to build up the legs.  I told my therapist "I just want to ride".
I am so glad I have found this site as you all give me inspiration to keep moving.  Although I may never go on a cross country trip,  my wife and I do plan to build up to shorter rides around the state, perhaps even just B&B runs.  We may even get equipment for weeklong camping runs also, so it is nice to have all the info available here.
So ~ thanks to all of you in advance and most likely will be throwing questions here and there to all of you with experience.
As always, enjoy the ride.
Joe

Offline nlsteve

Re: Back In the saddle again...
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 01:13:22 pm »
Welcome back, Joe.

Something else to consider: a recumbent bike has a more "open" body position than an upright bike. It's a bit more like stair-stepping, with less bend at the hips while pedaling.  I don't know if that would be easier for you.  (I have both an upright and a recumbent and love 'em both for different reasons).

Steve

Offline 2riders

Re: Back In the saddle again...
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 05:37:29 pm »
Thanks Steve.  That is something I may consider.  A good friend has a recumbent tri and loves it.  Just spoke with PT again late Fri & he said to keep on riding ~ it's one of the best things I can do. ;D