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Old 11-11-19, 11:45 AM
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My bike future is shot lol

Next week I get screws stuck in my finger and I will have a digit widget on for 6 weeks then they remove it and operate the rest of the way. Then my other hand gets the knife to repair my thumb before it is permanently messed up. I donít see riding again until Summer of 2020. Time to get a good pair of walking shoes and join the Way To Early AM Old Lady Walking Club they are nice ladies I hope they will let me in their club. I figure walking is better than nothing so that is what I will do. Luckily I have over 200 CDs of heavy metal and hard rock to keep me angry I remind myself this ainít nothing and it could be something far worse so quit pouting! Feels good to vent a little bit. My last surgery on my foot was very painful not from the operation but the music the surgeon was listening to it was Journey I wasnít completely out but I wish I was. He just laughed as I complained about the horrible music while I was doped up. My main bike is my gravel grinder it will be stored inside in a dark climate controlled area Trying to get into the mindset of no bike riding for awhile..
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Good and bad, I suppose. You'll get better. And you can always hit the recumbent bike at the gym, along with the Grannys' Walking Club you spoke of. I guess that's something.

Funny how fit a person can get with fairly aggressive trail walks, of course. Assuming you've got such trails near your home. Not exactly cycling, I know, but amazingly good for strength, core, cardio.

Welcome to the club, consisting of those of us with long-term injuries that get in the way of things. (Decades-old leg injuries, here, that limit the power output I can deliver. So, an eBike might well be in my future, if it progresses.)

As they keep tellin' us: "Gettin' old ain't for sissies."

Boy, that's the truth.

Good luck on the tweaks and the recovery.
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Old 11-11-19, 12:23 PM
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Next week I get screws stuck in my finger and I will have a digit widget on for 6 weeks then they remove it and operate the rest of the way. Then my other hand gets the knife to repair my thumb before it is permanently messed up. I donít see riding again until Summer of 2020. Time to get a good pair of walking shoes and join the Way To Early AM Old Lady Walking Club they are nice ladies I hope they will let me in their club. I figure walking is better than nothing so that is what I will do. Luckily I have over 200 CDs of heavy metal and hard rock to keep me angry I remind myself this ainít nothing and it could be something far worse so quit pouting! Feels good to vent a little bit. My last surgery on my foot was very painful not from the operation but the music the surgeon was listening to it was Journey I wasnít completely out but I wish I was. He just laughed as I complained about the horrible music while I was doped up. My main bike is my gravel grinder it will be stored inside in a dark climate controlled area Trying to get into the mindset of no bike riding for awhile..
Have you considered putting your bike on a trainer? I rode all winter a few years ago after having thumb surgery. Put portable time trial bars on my bike and rode with a cast on no problem.
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Old 11-11-19, 12:29 PM
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I hope it works for you. I haven't been on the bike since August thanks to an injury.
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Old 11-11-19, 02:03 PM
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Ditto, the bike trainer. That got me through recovery last year after being hit by a car. I still use it about once a week, mostly in bad weather or to warm up before tackling a hard ride or new PRs.

I don't really care much for structured training videos so I watch movies or binge-watch TV series that have been on my watch list for awhile. I watched all of Orphan Black and The Expanse while on the indoor trainer.
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Old 11-11-19, 02:09 PM
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Exercycle?

A Trike may also be easier on the hands than other bikes.

Some of the really long handle vintage stem shifters may be the easiest to shift.

Then you just need to figure out how to stop!!!
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Indoor bike trainer is how they torture prisoners in North Korea.
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Old 11-11-19, 03:27 PM
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I tried the indoor trainer years ago and I couldn’t take it. I have to be moving down the road or trail.
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Old 11-12-19, 08:20 AM
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Sorry to hear about this, HG. I don't know what to suggest to offset the time off two wheels.
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I’m going to anger the wine tasting folks by forming a cheap beer guzzling club that plays loud music.

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