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Old 01-15-10, 10:28 PM
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New gal from Minnestoa

I just signed up for my first short bike tour in July. I Like to bike, but have not done it for days tho. I thought I need to join a forum to get some tips on building up to bike so many miles. I need to get back into shapae after knee surgery. They say biking is bette for me then running as I was doing before. I am sure biking can work on these extra pounds.
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Old 01-15-10, 10:30 PM
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Welcome Stacey to BF.
You need a bike with easy gearing to protect the knee.
The more you ride the stronger you will become.
Ride and rest then ride as much as your body will allow.
Sore legs, hands, feet ,back, butt is all normal for new riders.
Take a rest day once each week.

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Welcome to Bike Forums, Stacey! There is a women's forum you are eligible to gain access to after posting for a month. Send a PM to Siu Blue Wind (administrator) to get access.
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Old 01-16-10, 09:30 AM
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Thanks for the info I hope to get in enough to maybe make it to the women section
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Good morning Stacy, what bike do you ride?
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thanks for the tips. I have almost 6 months to start toughen up the bum and get my leg use to riding. I need to buy a trainer thing so I can start at least easy riding in my house during the cold months right now. I am not sure about the gear things yet. But I did get a newer bike last summer a hybred lighter one I know. It was a step up from my mountian bike. I think its easier to ride the little I got at the end of summer. I didn't brake the bank with it . But a improvement Thanks for the welcome.
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that is the goal of it I have a friend we are both doing it together and about the same fitness level. But I hope to get back into better shape with the training atleast cardio again. I will have to go look at my bike after shopping ...
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Good morning Stacy, what bike do you ride?
I have a mountian bike. Not sure the make modle its stored away right now. But my newer one I will be biking on is a
Dimondback vitial 2 womens bike. Its a step up from my heavier one.
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I have a mountain bike. Not sure the make model its stored away right now. But my newer one I will be biking on is a
Diamondback vital 2 womens bike. Its a step up from my heavier one.
It has some low gearing that will help with your knee.
This one:
https://taylorsbikeshop.com/product/0...-2-52445-1.htm
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
It has some low gearing that will help with your knee.
This one:
https://taylorsbikeshop.com/product/0...-2-52445-1.htm
That is the one I have or you new that and was confirming it. Its kinda pink and girly. But it was the one onh and when I was what I was looking for. Ofcourse I am a girl. I will have to learn how to use the gears now. Look what one simlpe long bike ride has gotten me into.....
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Welcoem to bike forums, stacey.
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Welcoem to bike forums, stacey.
thanks. LIke I have time for another board But they are to much fun and a world of great info
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Make sure you have the saddle high enough that your leg is almost straight at the bottom of the stroke. Then you wont have to bend it too much at the top. This will make for a long reach to the ground, so you will have to lean the bike over or get off the saddle when you stop. The important thing is to be comfortable when you are pedalling.
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