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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-23-09, 06:40 PM   #1
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Surgery day

I got my knee "cleaned up" today, meaning cutting out broken cartilege. My initial impression is very positive. The snap, crackle, pop seems to be gone already.

I think the danger for me is going to be in the next few weeks. I really want to jump right back to the 200 miles a week that I was doing a few months ago, instead of the 20 miles I was doing last week at the bottom of the downward spiral of pain/inflamation.

Despite the uncertainty, and the chance of overtraining, at least there is hope--to ride pain free.
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Old 09-23-09, 06:56 PM   #2
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I had the same surgery in June. Just do what your doctor says----that's why they get the big bucks!!!!
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I had the same surgery in June. Just do what your doctor says----that's why they get the big bucks!!!!
Yep, I'll have to listen, but I don't have to like it when they tell me to stay off the bike, or go slow. Well, I hope it worked out for you. Are you able to ride pain free now?

p.s. The UO is a neat old frame; I love those funky lugs.
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Old 09-23-09, 07:05 PM   #4
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I have the same mind-set when it comes to injuries. From my experience, I do best when I take things slow and steady, building up on a regular routine. I've re-injured myself too many times in the past to forget the lesson now.

Hope all goes well, and you recovery fully and quickly.
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