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    Ride with Achilles "boot"?

    I strained one Achilles tendon somehow, and was just fitted with an aluminum and velcro "boot" on one leg. I have to wear it for ten days. Walking is achievable but awkward, and I normally walk several miles to work. Obviously I can't do that with "the boot."

    Probably a truly dumb question... but has anyone bicycled with one of these things on? I have an old Raleigh with toe clips; obviously I'd take them off for this purpose.

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    Take off the boot and ride with toe clips? I wouldn't even consider it, but this is a medical question. Ask a medical person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nermal View Post
    Take off the boot and ride with toe clips? I wouldn't even consider it, but this is a medical question. Ask a medical person.
    He intends to ride with the boot on and the toe clips removed from the bike

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    +1 for this being a medical issue. Did your doctor say anything one way or another about riding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by werdigo49 View Post
    I strained one Achilles tendon somehow, and was just fitted with an aluminum and velcro "boot" on one leg. I have to wear it for ten days. Walking is achievable but awkward, and I normally walk several miles to work. Obviously I can't do that with "the boot."

    Probably a truly dumb question... but has anyone bicycled with one of these things on? I have an old Raleigh with toe clips; obviously I'd take them off for this purpose.
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    OK; thanks for the advice. I'm hobbling around tolerably well and the thing is scheduled to come off in just a few days.

    I DID ride the old Super Course (sans toe clips) about 2 flat miles to a convenience store, and had no problems whatsoever. But my ride to work is pretty hilly and I was afraid to try that.

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