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.