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Old 02-22-07, 01:05 PM   #1
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Looking forward to the end of rehab...

No, not Brittany Spears kind of rehab.

I'm soooo looking foward to the end of my knee rehabilitation, which I believe, and hope, will be about one more week. I have another weeklong business trip next week and can't ride anyway, so I've kept myself off the bike (except briefly a week or so ago) altogether.

The knee feels pretty darn good. Still complains now and then, but nothing like when it began. This will make six weeks off the bike which is my longest stretch since returning to cycling back in '05. Wonder how it's going to feel when I climb back on?

I'm going to let the fine folks at Adams Avenue Cycle do a few things to The Diego while I'm away on business -- raise the handlebars, perhaps go with barend shifters, and add a bottle cage. I've decided to keep the 23cm tires for now, perhaps swapping them out for 28's down the road.

Anyway...sure can't wait! Plus the weather is really coming around as well. Hope I remember how to ride!
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Old 02-22-07, 01:42 PM   #2
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Bar End shifters are probably a good idea, since you don't want to learn to downtube shift and learn how to ride a road bike at the same time.

Also, get some fresh brake pads if you haven't already thought of that. Combined with the raised bars, you'll get better braking power.
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Old 02-22-07, 02:33 PM   #3
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I strongly recommend the slightly wider tires, particularly given the recent deterioration in our road surfaces in San Diego County (and even worse in the city itself). Barcons are great, as well!
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6 weeks off so I recommend a cushion. That saddle is going to be felt.
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How do barcons fit into a knee rehab?
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Hmmm. Today I'm two weeks post arthroscopic knee surgery and I've been back on the bike for a week now.
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I,m glad you are rehabilitated and now a productive member of society.
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Old 02-22-07, 07:04 PM   #8
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Hmmm. Today I'm two weeks post arthroscopic knee surgery and I've been back on the bike for a week now.
Wow...congratulations! You must be in far better shape than me!
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Now that you're almost out of rehab, perhaps you, like another current celebrity, could shave that head that I keep having to look at in the photo.

Give the 23's a try cuz you've already got them. +1 John E. 28's would be good for urban cruising.

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Are you doing a prescribed set of exercises in your rehab?
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Are you doing a prescribed set of exercises in your rehab?
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Hope it goes well for you. In the knee pain session of the clinic I attended earlier in the week, the doctor addressed how different injuries required greatly varying period of recouperation. Some 1 week, some several months. She identified more than a dozen different types of knee injuries, showing how each injury affected the knee, which components of the knee were involved, and why some took much longer than others to heal. In most cases following the right rest and exercise plan resolved the problem. In other cases surgery was required, and then there are degenerative & arthritic problems for which either little can be done, or radical surgery is required.

Sitting through 45 minutes of a focused discussion on knee problems made my own knees really ache. I had to do some stretching afterward (which we were told is very good for knees).
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Wish I'd been there. I sprained my medial collateral ligaments in my left knee back in September (took a bad step while dancing, dagbabbit) and I still have issues. I was back on the bike in 2 weeks but it's taking a long, long time to fully heal.

I know why tendons & ligaments don't heal as fast as muscles & bones, but after5 months I'd hoped to be back to 100%.

Patience has never been my strong suit.
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I'm happy to report that today, seven weeks exactly since my knee problems began, I rode a little over 25 miles with no knee pain whatsoever. My butt complained a little about the saddle, but nothing serious.

I think I'm BACK!
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DING DING DING DING

Time to help DG buy a new saddle!
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DING DING DING DING

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Please don't explain what this means.
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I think it is one of the long lost Buddha quotations.
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I'm happy to report that today, seven weeks exactly since my knee problems began, I rode a little over 25 miles with no knee pain whatsoever. My butt complained a little about the saddle, but nothing serious.

I think I'm BACK!
Dont blame the ostrich Gary,the tissue around the sit-bones have not been on so much as a monkey bike for what?,1-2 months.


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