Ok, I have been putting off this surgery until the weather got cold enough and I brought my bike inside. Of course it is now so beautiful out that I could have gotten a few more days in before the rain this weekend. I live right outside of NYC in Englewood NJ. I thought of cancelling at the last minute like the last two times so I could continue to ride. However! the pain when I stand on my pedals and the way it throws my whole body out of balance is too much. So now I have many opinions on this surgery and its recovery time, pain etc etc etc. So how about a few more. I am over 50, fitness level is high, I ride consistently and train at the gym as well. I will keep anyone who is interested posted on my progress.