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.