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.