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Old 07-29-11, 07:46 PM
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Return to cycling after 15 years

I've been running for the last 25 years but have now been told it's time to stop. I just had my 2nd meniscus repair so this time I'm listening.

I have ridden the STP (Seattle to Portland ) a few times on a hybrid but have bought a road bike (Madone 4.5) since if this is going to be my method of exercise, I want to have a bike where I can put in the miles.

In week one, I have ridden approx. 75 miles, which may not be a lot but considering I had the meniscus repair this week and have already done two sessions on the bike on a cycleops, it's really not too bad!
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Old 07-29-11, 07:57 PM
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Howdy and welcome to the forums! Congrats on the new bike, take it easy, try not to over do it, let your wounds heal, but if you feel good then go for it.
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Old 07-29-11, 07:59 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums. I'm going to assume you're familiar with how to keep your knees healthy while cycling.

In my experience, ex runners are generally fast - they already expect to suffer.
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Old 07-29-11, 08:22 PM
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Welcome to the forums and to cycling. Got pics of your Mad-one?
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Old 07-29-11, 09:04 PM
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Welcome to the forums Steve!
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Old 07-30-11, 06:48 AM
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Welcome Steve.
Your doctor let you ride only a week after a meniscus repair? I had my right knee done (old work injury) 3 years ago and my doc (sports medicine and bike commuter) said 4 weeks on the trainer. Had my left knee done last week. Again 4 weeks on the trainer. Maybe its an age thing. I'm 66.

Good luck with your knee.
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Old 07-30-11, 07:33 AM
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Old 08-01-11, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
Welcome Steve.
Your doctor let you ride only a week after a meniscus repair?
Yes Ron, my doctor told me I could ride on the roads today (Day 6 after minor arthroscopic surgery to repair meniscus tear). He told me the side effect of riding too much or pushing too hard would be swelling but no damage could be done. He told me no hills and no hard pedaling but going to the roads was fine.
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