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Old 01-01-10, 05:10 PM
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Sold my Bike and moving on

Suffering from PAD, bad knees and an unconquerable fear of falling, I decided to sell my bike and move on.

I found this group to be the most cordial and informative with the fewest number of "perfect" people.

I've lurked, read and learned much. But, in the end, Bicycling just isn't for me.

Been an enjoyable ride guys and I wish each, and all, of you a very Happy and Prosperous new year.

Ciao`

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Old 01-01-10, 05:15 PM
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You sound like a bent rider waiting to be reborn.
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Old 01-01-10, 05:19 PM
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Ed,
Don't give up so easy! Try this:
https://www.terratrike.com/
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Old 01-01-10, 05:31 PM
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Best of luck to you! Here's hoping you find something equally as fulfilling.
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Old 01-01-10, 05:36 PM
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Good luck and good fortune Ed.
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Old 01-01-10, 09:43 PM
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Sorry to hear this, Ed.

Happy New Year and don't forget to check in on us from time to time....
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Old 01-01-10, 10:33 PM
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Find something that works for you ('bents may be the answer but there are plenty of other ways to get out and exercise as well). Then go out and have fun. As long as you keep moving forward, life will be good.
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Old 01-02-10, 11:42 AM
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Best of success in what ever you do!

Originally Posted by Ed in GA View Post
Suffering from PAD, bad knees and an unconquerable fear of falling, I decided to sell my bike and move on.

I found this group to be the most cordial and informative with the fewest number of "perfect" people.

I've lurked, read and learned much. But, in the end, Bicycling just isn't for me.

Been an enjoyable ride guys and I wish each, and all, of you a very Happy and Prosperous new year.

Ciao`

Ed
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Old 01-02-10, 11:47 AM
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Whatever you do ED--Do not give up exercise. You may have a leg problem that will curtail any severe physical exercise- but find something that will keep you in trim and the brain working.

Best of luck.
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Old 01-02-10, 04:54 PM
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Sorry you didn't find cycling to be as much fun as you'd thought.

I hope you find an activity that gives you all the fulfillment you desire.

Good luck to you, Ed!


Originally Posted by Ed in GA View Post
Suffering from PAD, bad knees and an unconquerable fear of falling, I decided to sell my bike and move on.

I found this group to be the most cordial and informative with the fewest number of "perfect" people.

I've lurked, read and learned much. But, in the end, Bicycling just isn't for me.

Been an enjoyable ride guys and I wish each, and all, of you a very Happy and Prosperous new year.

Ciao`

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Old 01-02-10, 04:58 PM
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Ed,
Explore all the options - find something that works for you. There are trikes that might work but if you have made up your mind then I hope you find an alternative. Continue to be part of the community - you are not required
to be a cyclist.
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Old 01-02-10, 06:18 PM
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Lower your expectations, but don't sell the bike. I thought I had PAD and ended up needing a hop replacement. Get some xrays, another opinion. Biking is fun and great for the Cardio.

But if you go, check in from time to time. The best part of the 50+ crew is they are more of a fraternity than a competition club.
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Old 01-02-10, 08:29 PM
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Ed,
Sure hope things work out for you at whatever you try. Stop by once in a while and say hello.
Always enjoyed your posts.

Good luck...
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Old 01-02-10, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
Lower your expectations, but don't sell the bike. I thought I had PAD and ended up needing a hop replacement. Get some xrays, another opinion. Biking is fun and great for the Cardio.

But if you go, check in from time to time. The best part of the 50+ crew is they are more of a fraternity than a competition club.
I could use a hop replacement myself -- mine is entirely too flat these days...
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Old 01-03-10, 06:47 AM
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Ed, wish you well in the future, take care.
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Old 01-03-10, 09:24 AM
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It's always important to know what "floats yer boat" and when it's time to cut your losses. Happy trails, Ed.
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Old 01-03-10, 11:31 AM
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Sorry to lear you're "leaving us" Ed. Would you consider "an alternative"? Why I ask: When the late Sheldon Brown started having issues with his health some years back, he developed balance problems, and some knee problems besides. Bad for a cyclist, but he didn't want to give up riding. So, he went to one of these Greenspeed recumbent tricycles I saw him ride it on the road, and he was able to zip right along. And when you feel like taking a break, the recumbent becomes an instant easy chair.

A lot of older cyclists are using 'bents these days, and loving them.
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