Riding with a low HR and liking it
Had some outpatient surgery on Monday that involved getting stitches. Instructions indicated no exercise or elevated HR for one week. I managed to construe a 12 mph average ride as not constituting exercise. Actually, I kind of enjoyed it, but it seems to take a long time to get any place! Just rode 15 miles or so (total) to get a cup of coffee. I didn't wear my HR monitor, but I'd be shocked if the HR got over 90 with a resting HR in the mid-40's. I'm confident I could pass a polygraph if the tested asked me "Did you exercise on Thursday, 8 November 2012?". I could truthfully answer, "No";)
Interestingly, someone in one the clubs to which I belong had a similar procedure and needed a small skin graft. Doc said no cycling the 6 weeks:( I feel like I dodged a bullet.