LBKA (formerly punkncat)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: OTP South
Bikes: Spec Roubaix SL4, GT Traffic 1.0
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I have found that walking requires more of me than riding a bike. With that said, it took some adjustment to the device, and my own processes before I came to that realization. I would say the biggest issue for me was rubbing on the back of the knee. My first couple of years were punctuated by severe skin lesions, ingrown hairs, rub issues, etc. some of which I still deal with today albeit a bit more familiar with said issues. For me, I noted a serious increase in the toughness and lack of lesions after that second year and was really able to pour on some power at that time.
Standing in the saddle is still a bit scary and I have a hard time with my cadence pulling over the top. Beyond that, I just leave my prosthetic clipped in the entire ride. It doesn't hurt that I CAN'T unclip without my other foot on the ground...once again it's what you get used to.
Best of luck and congrats on your riding.