This may sound like an unusual request, but I figured if anyone could help, they would be on this forum. I am a 51 yo male, 330#, who had both hips replaced back in October 2011. I really want to get on my bike and start riding, but I am having trouble getting my leg up on the pedal to start a ride. I know I can hold onto something and pull my leg up, but that is not realistic when out riding and stopping for break or something. Can anyone suggest an exercise I could do to help with getting the strength up so I can do that myself? What I mean is that when you push off and you have the left pedal in the down stroke, I can't get my right leg up enough to get mt foot on the right pedal. I don't clips or anything on the pedals, not anywhere near comfortable with trying something like that yet.