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11-29-10, 11:32 AM
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Posted By geraldatwork

180292 Picked up the 1999 Trek 6000 on...

180292
Picked up the 1999 Trek 6000 on Craigslist for $150. Upgraded front derailer to Deore XT, kept the rear LX which works well. Also put on Continental Vertical tires. I like the classic look to...
11-07-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By geraldatwork

Thanks everyone. I picked up an Pearl Imuzi...

Thanks everyone. I picked up an Pearl Imuzi "Elite Thermal Barrier Jacket" from one of my local shops. I paid $120 which is more than I wanted to spend but tried on a few different jackets from some...
11-07-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By geraldatwork

Thanks everyone. I shouldn't have a problem

Thanks everyone. I shouldn't have a problem
11-05-10, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By geraldatwork

Thanks for the replies. As to search functions,...

Thanks for the replies. As to search functions, on all or most of the forums a "multiple word search" (words between quotes) is not possible like on all of the search engines. At least I don't know...
11-05-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By geraldatwork

Rim Width vs Tire Size

I am new to mountain biking so maybe this is a stupid question. I just picked up a new rear 26"Weinman Taurus wheel because the rear wheel is way out of round on the bike I picked up. On the side of...
11-05-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By geraldatwork

Light Weight Winter Jacket

I am looking for an inexpensive (which is relative) lighter weight winter jacket, mostly for road riding but some mountain. I ride down to about 25-30 degrees. My rides in the winter are about 50...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-10, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By geraldatwork

I appreciate all of the replies. However I have...

I appreciate all of the replies. However I have found a saddle that appears to work, the SMP and just want to know if the narrower widths (in the rear) correspond to a narrower width in the middle to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By geraldatwork

Thanks for the reply. From the photos it looks...

Thanks for the reply. From the photos it looks like I may have the same problem with the chafing with these saddles as they seem kind of wide near the front. Unfortunately I have fairly thick thighs...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By geraldatwork

Another Saddle Thread.

Unfortunately I didn't find what I was looking for through a search.

I currently ride an San Marco Aspide on my bike. While it is OK on my usual 50-60 mile rides I would like to find something...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

It has been a while since anyone has updated...

It has been a while since anyone has updated their progress. Curious how everyone is progressing. I am at just over 6 months now. Because of the cold I rode maybe twice a month since my last update....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Had a minor setback, nothing serious. Because of...

Had a minor setback, nothing serious. Because of the weather here in NY, my riding has been very inconsistent. I rode last weekend after a month off the bike and had a very poor ride. I did 40 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Haven't gone out riding in a month because of the...

Haven't gone out riding in a month because of the weather (here in the NY area) and the flu. Looking forward to riding tomorrow. I'm at 4 1/2 months.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Nobody has checked in for a while and I am...

Nobody has checked in for a while and I am curious how everyone is doing. I am just shy of 4 months and would say I am at about 90% of full recovery. Can pretty much do anything including a slow jog...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

I finally reached the 12 week mark and my...

I finally reached the 12 week mark and my recovery from Hip Replacement continues to improve. I rode twice in a week for the first time during the Thanksgiving weekend. 40 Miles on Thursday morning...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Coolest thing I have seen in a while.

Coolest thing I have seen in a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-09, 06:19 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Thats pretty funny about putting the Colnago...

Thats pretty funny about putting the Colnago stickers on your walker. For my first few long walks with crutches I put my Garmin 305 in my pocket and it recorded the walk. I forgot to put the HR strap...
Forum: Northeast
11-16-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,539
Posted By geraldatwork

I ride with the LIBC B group. Since I only ride...

I ride with the LIBC B group. Since I only ride once a week I missed you last Sunday as I rode Sat. The B group rode yesterday, a 61 mile ride from the lot in Westbury to Northport and down to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Finally hit the 60 mile mark going just over 61...

Finally hit the 60 mile mark going just over 61 miles with almost 2500 feet of climbing at nine weeks + THR post surgery. I know it sounds like I am bragging but I have worked very hard and been...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Glad to hear that. Appreciate her while she is...

Glad to hear that. Appreciate her while she is here.
11-11-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
Posted By geraldatwork

Cycling has been good so far for my new hip. I...

Cycling has been good so far for my new hip. I did a 53 mile ride last Saturday at 8 weeks and 5 days post op and didn't have any pain the next day. I did ice the hip though after the ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Dan, Hopefully your mother recovers quickly.You...

Dan,
Hopefully your mother recovers quickly.You seem to be progressing very well. I wouldn't want to even think about having two hips done in a relatively short period of time.
For whatever reason...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,801
Posted By geraldatwork

All of my bikes wear them. I have very thick...

All of my bikes wear them. I have very thick wrists and even the large size fits like a rubber band and starts to cut off circulation. So I put them on all of my 3 bikes.
11-04-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By geraldatwork

Very interesting. It looks like the riders are on...

Very interesting. It looks like the riders are on some kind of rollers that are somehow connected to the small bicycles that go around that rink. Interesting that the riders seem to have to be held...
11-04-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By geraldatwork

I am 61 and had a total hip replacement 8 weeks...

I am 61 and had a total hip replacement 8 weeks ago. Last weekend I rode 46 fairly hilly miles. My first ride was at 19 days and I did a very flat, slow, 10 miles. No pain afterwords....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By geraldatwork

As others said you must consult your surgeon what...

As others said you must consult your surgeon what he feels is safe. I was very agressive starting riding very early. I did my first ride of 10 miles (very flat) 19 days post replacement. Last weekend...
11-03-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
Posted By geraldatwork

I am 8 weeks post surgery on my left hip and I...

I am 8 weeks post surgery on my left hip and I have been riding since 19 days post surgery where I did a flat 10 miles. I rode last 46 miles Saturday (7 weeks 5 days) for the first time with my group...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Finishing up my 7th week post surgery I had my...

Finishing up my 7th week post surgery I had my longest and hardest ride so far yesterday. This was the first time I rode with my group at the club since about 2 months before the surgery. As they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Good to hear about your weight loss. 19 pounds is...

Good to hear about your weight loss. 19 pounds is quite an accomplishment. I would think once you start riding you will feel the difference going up hills. After THR everyone advances at their own...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

It is good to hear you are doing better this...

It is good to hear you are doing better this time. It helps when you know what to expect. As I mentioned a few times going over your experiences has helped me even though it is my first time. I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

That is a beautiful machine. Looks very light and...

That is a beautiful machine. Looks very light and fast. There are a few bents in our club that on occasion joins the group. They usually stay at the back. Amazingly fast on the flats.

Usually a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

I forgot you ride a bent. Exercise and...

I forgot you ride a bent.

Exercise and activity wise you are doing very well. In anticipation of the surgery I picked up a used trainer/stand on ebay. A week or so before the surgery I figured...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

I took my 4th bike ride yesterday of 25 miles. I...

I took my 4th bike ride yesterday of 25 miles. I am still doing pretty flat rides as at this point as I still can't put enough pressure on my legs to go up anything more than a roller. I averaged...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Another good workout on your part. 30 minutes on...

Another good workout on your part. 30 minutes on a spinning bike is equal to about 7-8 miles depending on your typical average speed. You could ask your doctor to see if he is comfortable with you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

That is a pretty good workout there. In all it...

That is a pretty good workout there. In all it probably took you about 2 hours. If you can do that a few times a week it is better than my once a week bike ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Before I forget, if there is an elliptical...

Before I forget, if there is an elliptical trainer somewhere you might like to try that. It is mostly non weight bearing especially if you hold the rails.

I found your blog very helpful. There is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Just an update on my progress, four weeks and a...

Just an update on my progress, four weeks and a couple of days. Went to a physical therapist for the first time yesterday. As I haven't done anything other than some walking and the cycling she took...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Just completed my 3rd ride post surgery at three...

Just completed my 3rd ride post surgery at three weeks 6 days. Felt better today, my hemoglobin must be getting closer to normal. Rode 20 flat miles at 15.4 mph average. Last week was 13 miles at...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,360
Posted By geraldatwork

I used to mostly ride alone until I started...

I used to mostly ride alone until I started riding with the local club and haven't looked back since. Except for now when I am riding alone trying to rehab from hip replacement surgery I will try to...
10-02-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By geraldatwork

Couldn't agree more.

Couldn't agree more.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Of course I will let everyone know, just kidding....

Of course I will let everyone know, just kidding.

I agree about the hills. I really can't generate any watts other than spinning on level roads as of last week at least and don't anticipate much...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

I just set up a very aggressive biking schedule...

I just set up a very aggressive biking schedule for myself. However I think it is possible if all goes well, including the weather.

I volunteered to lead a group ride of about 45-47 miles with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

To be honest I'm afraid to put more than about...

To be honest I'm afraid to put more than about 75% on the operated leg also. That is why I am comfortable with bike riding which is mostly non weight bearing. Actually I find your walking a mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

I did my 2nd ride yesterday, exactly 3 weeks post...

I did my 2nd ride yesterday, exactly 3 weeks post surgery. Since I didn't have any ill effects from my 10 mile ride a few days earlier on Saturday I figured I'd extend the ride slightly and try to up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

I'm 61

I'm 61
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Yes the ache is a very antsy kind of ache like it...

Yes the ache is a very antsy kind of ache like it should be doing something. I sometimes just feel like I have to get up and walk around but it doesn't help. As far as driving luckily mine is the non...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Well so far so good. I am starting work on...

Well so far so good. I am starting work on Tuesday and we'll see how that works out. I am afraid to put more than about 50-70% weight on the leg eventhough I am allowed to. I still get some pain at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

funny about getting the staples out. As when the...

funny about getting the staples out. As when the doctor was available I had a choice of one day early (two week point) or one day after and I choose the extra day. Not sure if it is sealed or not. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

Actually my doctor at the two week check said I...

Actually my doctor at the two week check said I could do anything I wanted. I did note he is a cowboy. When I asked him if I could ride the bike he said yes but thought I wouldn't have enough range...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

You can all now call me crazy. I just completed a...

You can all now call me crazy. I just completed a 10 mile ride (10.23) out and back from my house on my road bike at a very slow 12.3 mph, 19 days post surgery. I would think this is some kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 13,055
Posted By geraldatwork

I can see how the 2nd would be better because you...

I can see how the 2nd would be better because you know what to expect and what you have to do on a daily basis to make things work. While this is my first hip replacement reading your blog from the...
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