I just discovered bike forums while searching on the net for info about biking after total hip replacement.
I'm a 51 y.o. physician (psychcoanalyst working with children/adolescents/adults) - looking at a total hip replacement on the right in August, after 2 yrs of difficult to diagnose thigh pain, first on both sides, then on the right - lots of pt, lots of continuing exercise. Started playing tennis at 45 - several injuries later (sprained ankle, torn calf muscles, wrenched neck) am now doing "endurance" training: including biking (mostly stationary, just starting on the road), swimming, and on the elliptical trainer. I hope to be able to compete, maybe, in aqua bike competitions about a year after surgery - involving a 1-2 mile swim and 50 - 100 mile bike ride.
I've many questions, how to think about biking and endurance training? How should I pose mself on a bike before and after the hip replacement? What sort of bike should I thnk about (I've a 20+ y.o. Fuji 12 speed in the garage and a 5 + yr. old Schwinn High Plains hybrid there, too)? etc, etc. The threads I've briefly looked at seem friendly and helpful, and I'm looking forward to reading, learning more, and participating.
My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Team bike
Hi Jonathan and welcome from a 60 y.o. bike commuter.
There are lots of friendly folks here to answer most of your questions. So ask away --- in the appropriate forum of course.
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. — Arthur Conan Doyle