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Cycling with MS

Old 01-27-20, 03:39 AM
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Cycling with MS

I just turned 60 a few months ago. I've been a utility and vehicular cyclist for most of my life. A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with MS, and last week, I was told I had a seizure ( I woke up in the hospital not knowing why...). My legs are numb from the knee down. I cannot accept that I won't be able to ride anymore. Does anyone have any experience with MS and cycling? Any tips, or things that are good to know? I am going to ride anyway, but I would like to do it in an efficient and orderly manner.
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Old 02-11-20, 03:10 AM
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Hello Schwinnhund,

I've got the diagnosis too some years ago. Was paralyzed on one side and needed a wheelchair back then.
Now I'm on my feet again but my legs and / or feets are often numb as you described it.
I'm riding a trike, I have a Kettwiesel from Hase but any recumbent trike will do I suppose. I use shimano spd pedals with cleats on the shoes to prevent my feet from slipping of the pedals. That works quite well.


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