Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
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Actually, most doctors would be fine with it if you're not going to be doing anything more strenuous than what you did before you were pregnant and so long as you don't overdo it when you are pregnant. I understand there is a need to keep your heart rate below 160 beats per minute, and you shouldn't ride in really, really hot weather. This
looks like sensible advice to me.
From what I understand, some women do not find road bikes to be very comfortable once they get to be a certain size. This one woman roadie I knew on another forum actually bought an Electra Townie for her last trimester and greatly appreciated the frame geometry.
There is a local woman here in Portland who was riding her 4 year old on her Bakfiets up until the very end. I understand she went for a ride to try to get her labor started that last week...
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