42 years young and I had surgery almost a year ago, last June (a Hamstring ACL reconstruction with a meniscus repair). Almost a year later and recovery has been slow. As almost a year later and I am unable to manuever up and down stairs; without going up and down one at a time. It turns out my muscles have shut off on the left side (quads and left glute).
My Ortho has switched me to a more specialized therapist back in January, and she is definitely getting me further than I have ever been. She has me now on a stationary bike and I told her maybe I'll buy an excercise bike for home. I looked around a bit, and thought to myself why not just buy a real bike.
The last bike I had was as a child; it was a used "chopper" bike. So looked around a bit. I looked at a Great Roam1, Fuji Absolute 1.0 (online), and a Trek DS. The Great was to tall in their 17, no Fuji LBS, but the Trek DS 8.2 felt great. I Pick up my Trek DS 8.4 this Saturday, as they only had the 8.2 put together and in the shop to try.
I am so looking forward to this, the test ride felt great, with the exception of stepping on with the bad leg; quickly changed that to the good leg. I am hoping this will help build my quads and my dead glute.
How do you DS owner's like yours? Anything I need to know up front, other than bikes actually have gears; as my chopper did not . lol
Thanks for any input on this new venture of mine. Looking forward to getting into riding; can't wait to go out this Saturday...Then Maybe do some riding with my wife and kids.