Time to give this a go again few ????
Well about 4-5 years back I got my self back into cycling for health and recreation. And managed to go from 350lbs down too 260lbs in the process and loved it.
Sadly 2 years ago my cycling took a very Sudden stop when I got hit by a car while out on my motorcycle, the car driver made a left turn infront of me and was charged with carless driving I have no recollection of the crash or 15-20 mins prior, only waking up on highway. As a result i very nearly lost my left leg while damaging some muscle in my right leg and left shoulder. 5 surgeries numerous bouts with infection and a long LONG battle to rebuild the lost muscle tissue/re learn to function and I feel its time to give it a go on my bicycles once again (I have some time on exercise bikes so I think I ready).
But I had a couple questions first: One is my left leg is now just about 1" shorter witch for the most part I can function normally with (just can't run). But I wondered if I should look at some way to modify things to prevent further injury cycling wise. Also is cycling gona help build ankle strength as right now I have extremely limited ability to support myself on that ankle.
Secondly. Being as cyclists are the only people on the road I can think of more invisible to a car driver than motorcycles, I'd like to keep my cycling to trails. So now my Giant Seek ones tires/ wheels are not ideal. I was wondering if it would be possible to swap on a more conventional wider set of wheels and tires for gravel bike paths i will be frequenting. OR if it be better to just ride my giant Boulder SE and sell off the Seek.
The good news threw all this is I have managed to keep most weight off threw out the entire ordeal (actually dropped to 230lbs due to lost tissue and muscle mass but am back to work and have rebuilt some muscle and stand at 250lbs now). And I have been able to return to riding my remaining motorcycle and though was nervous for the first five mins or so i glad to be out there enjoying things again.
The Giant Seek 1 ( I really wana get more out of this bike it's only seen maybe 200kms as I got hurt not too long after purchase).
The Boulder SE
And lastly thanx for the great advice I have always received here.