Hi, I am new to this forum and would sure like your help.
To make a long story short, my family, friends and co-workers have banned me from biking. I have broke 7 bones (1 wrist, 1 finger, 2 ribs, 1 elbow, 2 collar bones) in the last year and a half (6 in the last 4 months). I am a 55 yr old beginner who was really enjoying riding a mountain bike mainly on roads. I was doing about 110 miles a week and training for my first century. All, but one fall, were "endovers."
Thanks for listening, but the reasons for the falls/broken bones are the subject for another thread.
Needless to say I am bumbed at being banned from biking, but had to agree with everyone that something was wrong and there was no way I could rationalize continuing to ride and risk another fall.
Well, this week I thought of a loop hole that may get me back on a bike...why not try a recumbent? I have done a lot of reading and it seems they are a lot safer...at least endovers are less almost impossible.
What I hoping is that you all can provide me with more facts and stories about recumbent safety. I need to be able to convince my family that if I change to a bent they will not have sit through any more emergency room visits or wait on me while I recover from orthopedic surguries.
Thanks for any help you can give me.