Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-29-11, 07:46 PM   #1
steve_spiegel
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central Massachusetts
Bikes: 2011 Madone 4.5
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Return to cycling after 15 years

I've been running for the last 25 years but have now been told it's time to stop. I just had my 2nd meniscus repair so this time I'm listening.

I have ridden the STP (Seattle to Portland ) a few times on a hybrid but have bought a road bike (Madone 4.5) since if this is going to be my method of exercise, I want to have a bike where I can put in the miles.

In week one, I have ridden approx. 75 miles, which may not be a lot but considering I had the meniscus repair this week and have already done two sessions on the bike on a cycleops, it's really not too bad!
steve_spiegel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-11, 07:57 PM   #2
GeoBigJon 
Cactus Hobbit
 
GeoBigJon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sonora, Texas
Bikes: Specialized Sirrus Elite Disc, Specialized Roubaix Expert
Posts: 1,659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Howdy and welcome to the forums! Congrats on the new bike, take it easy, try not to over do it, let your wounds heal, but if you feel good then go for it.
GeoBigJon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-11, 07:59 PM   #3
Sgt Mac
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego County
Bikes: 2011 Giant Defy
Posts: 152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome steve!
Sgt Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-11, 08:03 PM   #4
downtube42
Senior Member
 
downtube42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Angelo, TX
Bikes: Volae Team, '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile
Posts: 1,705
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome to Bike Forums. I'm going to assume you're familiar with how to keep your knees healthy while cycling.

In my experience, ex runners are generally fast - they already expect to suffer.
downtube42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-11, 08:22 PM   #5
DEK
Senior Member
 
DEK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Tampa, FL.
Bikes: '11 Felt Z85, '72 Motobecane Grand Record
Posts: 1,590
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome to the forums and to cycling. Got pics of your Mad-one?
DEK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-11, 09:04 PM   #6
steve85
Senior Member
 
steve85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Bikes: 04' Trek 7200 Multitrack
Posts: 536
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome to the forums Steve!
steve85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-11, 06:48 AM   #7
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,149
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Welcome Steve.
Your doctor let you ride only a week after a meniscus repair? I had my right knee done (old work injury) 3 years ago and my doc (sports medicine and bike commuter) said 4 weeks on the trainer. Had my left knee done last week. Again 4 weeks on the trainer. Maybe its an age thing. I'm 66.

Good luck with your knee.
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-11, 07:33 AM   #8
NCMTBIKER
Double Rainbow....
 
NCMTBIKER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lowgap,NC
Bikes: 2012 Trek/Gary Fisher Wahoo 29r Hardtail
Posts: 1,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello and welcome!
NCMTBIKER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-11, 02:07 PM   #9
steve_spiegel
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central Massachusetts
Bikes: 2011 Madone 4.5
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonH View Post
Welcome Steve.
Your doctor let you ride only a week after a meniscus repair?
Yes Ron, my doctor told me I could ride on the roads today (Day 6 after minor arthroscopic surgery to repair meniscus tear). He told me the side effect of riding too much or pushing too hard would be swelling but no damage could be done. He told me no hills and no hard pedaling but going to the roads was fine.
steve_spiegel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:19 AM.