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Old 05-08-11, 06:45 PM   #1
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Eric in Philly

Hi All,
Two summers ago I had twin knee surgeries - one hour each, but wow, intense - and my bike riding life seemed over. Not.

Today I bought a Schwinn Tailwind on sale and I'm planning to commute the ten miles to work. But we have hills! Ever heard of the Manayunk wall? That's what I must get up to go home, so wish me luck.


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Good luck Eric.
I'm 66 and had knee surgery a few years ago. For my physical therapy afterward my doctor (sports medicine doctor) prescribed riding my bike for 5 minutes (on the trainer) beginning the afternoon of the surgery. In two weeks I had built up to 45 minutes. After 3 weeks he said I could get back out on the road. He told me my running days were over but I could ride till I was 100 -- and I definitely plan on doing it.

Ride the wheels off that bike.
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Hello Eric Good Luck!
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