Well folks its been a long LONG time since ive been on here. I more lurked than anything. Im a Rhinoclyde lol im tipping the scales at 390lbs. Before march 2013 I was heavily going to the gym, and riding quite a bit. I was down to 350lbs and I could easily do 25mi a few times a week and was exited to be in my new apt in an area that has alot of good biking roads and better scenery than where I was living (fields and chicken houses get boring) so after the winter was warming up I pulled my giant out of storage and gave it a nice tune up for the soon to come warmer months. I brought it and my gfs trek up to the apt and was ready to ride the next weekend. And then on March 19 I was at work carrying about 140lbs and stepped on an air hose. My right foot went faster than my knee. Total damage : Torn ACL, detatched LCL, detatched 2 muscles on outter knee and a mushed paroneal nerve. So about 10 days later ibhad my first surgery to reattach my LCL, move my nerv and wire the muscles back on. I spent 2 weeks in a gigantic jones brace and then the next 5.5 recovering. Due to the nerve damage i had drop foot and had to have a custom afo made and retaught myself how to drive with it (hard to drive when you cant lift your foot) in september I had acl reconstruction and have been actively going to physical therapy ever since. I am walking very well and im beginning to regain foot motion though upward movement is very weak. Knee strength seems to be very strong and I can pedal constantly on a stationary bike for 10min now w/o any real difficulties. Im comming up on a year and 50lbs of being off my bike. Im very very much looking forward to it
What can you folks reccomend when jumping back on after a pretty severe knee injury?
thanks in advance and im really looking forward to rejoining the community