Getting back on a bike
Seven or eight years ago I blew out one if my knees. I was doing most urban fixie riding then, and a little mountain biking. Because of ****ty insurance I had to wait several months between killing my knee and getting surgery, and then I had way too much fun with painkillers after the surgery... So I never really got back on the bikes.
When I was in good shape I was around 215 or so. About 290 now and been wanting to get back on a bike for a while. Well I finally got one
I've had it about a week and I'm up to 10 mile rides with a beer break. Feeling pretty good about it although it's real different than it used to be.
The extra weight and momentum is... different.
The knee I had repaired doesn't quite fully extend so I'm running the saddle a little bit lower than what feels proper, but I think I've settled into it.
About a year after the surgery on my right knee I tore the ACL in my left knee in a motorcycle accident. This one did not require surgery but I am finding now have a slight hiccup when my left leg gets to 6:00 on the stroke. I'm working it out, it's just weird.
I actually used to post here before the injury, mostly in the fixed/SS forum, but I don't remember my screen name. I don't think this forum was here then. I'm looking forward to getting to know some more big folks on bikes.
Same story about the knee here. Think insurance was bad then, they don't cover eye surgery and other electives.
GL on your return. Mine calcified up.
I do walk 5 to 20 miles a day, so both knees are in decent shape. A little pain after a long day or when the weather gets screwy, but they actually feel better than they did a few years ago.