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    Wife riding again, life is good!!

    As some of you know, zbout 14 months ago my wife had knee surgery which did not go well. Among other things, she went into severe pain from her SI joint separating and not working well. Her doc said she may never ride again.

    This whole episode, the pain, the lack of mobility (she had to use one of those little scooters when she went to the grocery, for example) and subsequent depression, was devastating to both of us. She hated being left alone, so I gave up much of my riding and starting using a trainer (ugh).

    After a year+ of intensive therapy and extremely hard work on her part, we are now riding again. She doesn't yet ride her road bike (too much of a bend), but does ride her mtn bike. At the doc's orders, I lowered the seat some so it would not strain the SI joint so much, and we started with very short 3-4 mile rides. Two days ago, she did a 12 miler, and we have been doing 8-10 miles regularly - and she is feeling great.

    She LOVES biking.

    Her goal is to once again ride up and down Vail Pass (a 2,000 foot gain going up over a 12 mile one-way ride and then another 12 down). I am sure she will be ready to do this again this summer.

    Life is good.

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    Thats awesome man, to have a woman that shares a hobby with you
    Tell her good job btw and not to push it to fast.
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    That's great news for both of you!

    Keep us posted of her progress.
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    Excellent, she's an inspiration to us all.
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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    That's great, Dnvr, give her my regards!
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    Originally posted by DnvrFox
    As some of you know, zbout 14 months ago my wife had knee surgery...Her doc said she may never ride again.

    After a year+ of intensive therapy and extremely hard work on her part, we are now riding again...Two days ago, she did a 12 miler, and we have been doing 8-10 miles regularly - and she is feeling great.

    She LOVES biking.

    Life is good.
    It sure is, Denver, it sure is!
    No worries

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    That's super Dnvr! Wish her many more miles to come.
    Like Chewa said, she's an inspiration. Congrats!
    If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough...

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    .An update here. Today we went 21 miles. Took awhile to do that, but we made it fine - including a picnic lunch.

    Anyway, we have decided to enter the Santa Fe Century May 19th in Santa Fe New Mexico - about 350 miles away. My wife will do about 25+ miles, and I may try the whole century, although I am very out of shape compared with past years. If not, I will do 75 miles and she will pick me up from the rest stop

    I have some GREAT pics of the Santa Fe Century a couple of years ago at:

    http://members.aol.com/dnvrfox/santafec.htm

    It is really a great ride - if the weather holds.

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    That is a great recovery story. Does your wife post? Terry Precision Bikes Message Boards has a board for cycling recoveries that she sounds like a candidate to post to.

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