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    One thing to consider ... When you have knee...

    One thing to consider ...

    When you have knee replacements, the metal pieces used to cap the femur and tibia are made of tantalum. This is a porous metal. As your bones recover from being cut, and...
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    I am 54 ... 52 when I had the replacements. As...

    I am 54 ... 52 when I had the replacements.

    As a matter of fact, I just got in from a 200k, and did a 100k yesterday ... 240 miles this week. No knee issues whatsoever.

    That's my experience,...
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    I had both knees replaced in July 2012, and began...

    I had both knees replaced in July 2012, and began riding on the road again on Labor Day of that year. I have ridden many many miles since ... 7000 miles and 300,000 feet of climbing per year since...
  4. RAW is a qualifying race for RAAM. RAAM is RAAM...

    RAW is a qualifying race for RAAM. RAAM is RAAM ... two different races. The entrance fees are vastly different as well. The organizers run them at the same time, so they can use the same resources...
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    Excellent job on that century! Now, are you...

    Excellent job on that century! Now, are you hooked and ready to register for the next one? That's usually what happens ...:thumb:
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    This is the undeniable definitive best answer ......

    This is the undeniable definitive best answer ... further debate is hogwash!:bang:
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    Pcad, It's all about the rehab ... be...

    Pcad,

    It's all about the rehab ... be patient!!

    This article may help: https://www.tek-kneescycling.com/rehabilitation-and-cycling.html

    Best of luck to you. Let me know if I can help in any...
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    I ride a 2010 Lynskey R230 customized ... it has...

    I ride a 2010 Lynskey R230 customized ... it has straight bars/bar ends with Deore XT brakes and shifters, Ultegra (52- 39 - 30) triple, with SRAM Force (11 -32) cassette and Deore XT...
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    July 2, 2012 I received double knee replacements...

    July 2, 2012 I received double knee replacements ... August 16, 2014 I became the first person to bicycle up Mt. Washington with knee replacements.

    Anyone interested, can go to my website for info...
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    Mt. Washington Hill Climb ...

    Wanted to share my ride report for the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb; https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B591bdQU4B6FNXRBS2VwY3lKbzA/edit?usp=sharing

    On August 16, I became the first...
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    I have two road bikes I use for brevets, gran...

    I have two road bikes I use for brevets, gran fondos and training ...

    I have a 2011 Raleigh Record Ace with a 50/34 compact and 11-32 cassette. I use it mostly for training, and flatter long...
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    This article I posted on my website says it all...

    This article I posted on my website says it all ...



    Why I Ride
    A Story Of Recovery
    By Greg Bullock 2007

    When I was nine years old my parents were divorced and I began living nearly ten...
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    I use bars like Clif Bars, or oatmeal raisin...

    I use bars like Clif Bars, or oatmeal raisin cookies, brownies, peanut butter/banana sandwiches, ect.

    But, after about 100k I find it more difficult to eat on the bike, so I took an idea from my...
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    I look for hills, always have. Most of my life I...

    I look for hills, always have. Most of my life I lived in a hilly area and did climbing every time I was on the bike. About ten years ago I moved to a flater terrain. Now I have to ride to or drive...
  15. It's great to hear of other success stories. I...

    It's great to hear of other success stories. I know a lot of people have knee replacements these days. There are many hip replacement recipients out there also. The medical technology of joint...
  16. I have heard of people playing basketball and...

    I have heard of people playing basketball and doing non-competitive martial arts without any problems. It is about the reward for doing something you love verses risk to damage the prosthesis and...
  17. Tek-Knees Cycling with knee replacements

    I posted in long distance last fall about a project I started, Tek-Knees Cycling Project.

    I ride with double knee replacements. I am doing brevets, centuries and gran fondos. But, the intention...
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    I recently bought a 2011 Raleigh Record Ace ......

    I recently bought a 2011 Raleigh Record Ace ... Ultegra drive train and 105 brakes were stock. I added Weinmann DP wheels, and a Terry Fly saddle. I love the ride ... Reynolds CrMo frame. I am told...
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    I ride year round here in Central Jersey ......

    I ride year round here in Central Jersey ... except during snow and ice storms. Don't like cold rain either. Will use mountain bike on messy roads, if roads have been plowed.

    Layer the wardrobe,...
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    I haven't been that cold yet ... it's all about...

    I haven't been that cold yet ... it's all about the proper layering of outerwear. I ride into the teens with shorts and jersey too ... on top of that, I add a layer to trap my body heat, a layer to...
  21. I used to use a trainer for winter months, but...

    I used to use a trainer for winter months, but sold it after one season. I have a LifeCycle, where I can do mountains, intervals, whatever (except stand). I still ride outside until it gets into the...
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    I have been asked that question before ... and my...

    I have been asked that question before ... and my answer is "over 40 years". I began riding my uncles Schwinn Continental seriously, in 1970, doing 10 - 20 mile rides. A year or two later my...
  23. Anything that will help a driver look away from...

    Anything that will help a driver look away from other distractions around them, and notice me, I'm for. Hi-vis clothing might add that small percentage of visibility that makes a difference, when...
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    I am definitely a road cyclist ... I use cycling...

    I am definitely a road cyclist ... I use cycling jerseys on any ride over a few hours, where I need to carry extra food, tubes, ect.

    Both, my training and event bikes have the following ...

    I...
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    I ride steel and titanium. I've owned aluminum,...

    I ride steel and titanium. I've owned aluminum, test ridden carbon, and would not buy either.

    I own a Lynsky, and it is a dream bike.352245

    That's just me ... :thumb:
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