For the Bicyclists

I am using a stationary bike now for 20-30 minutes a day. It is great for a bit of cardio but the scenary leaves a lot to be desired! :(

When were you able to make the leap form stationary bike to an outdoor road bike? Thanks!

5 Responses to “For the Bicyclists”

  1. You might check Damacar’s post from yesterday. I began riding outside about 2 weeks ago, about 7.5 weeks post-op, in the boot, knowing it could be bad in a fall. But I guess that’s part of the fun of biking for anyone anyway. I would consider trying to train your instinct to catch your weight on the bad side on your heel, and not the ball of your foot.

  2. Hi - was riding my bike with the boot on from week 6. I put on some wide pedals and pushed from the heel -that’s very important. Now I am in two shoes I have been riding very carefullly, and still cant push from the toes. I tired wearing my cleats but too painful. Really miss my biking so will keep pshing the envelope to get back to full fitness.

  3. Thanks for the feedback! I am not wearing the boot at all anymore (thank goodness!) but when I bike indoors I wear my AchilloTrain brace and tennis shoes. I think I will at least wear that outside — will ask the PT about it on Monday. Appreciate your help! :)

  4. Hi, I was cycling at week 9 in plaster and began to do regualr road work 4 weeks after coming out of plaster and now average 50+ miles a week.

    Johnk :)

  5. I just went for it on the bike-outside, no boot.
    My last Dr appt (when the timid I didn’t know I had came out and surprised us all), he said, you can start riding your bike. I said,”with the boot?” He looked at me like I was crazy and said,”Why in the hell would you ride with the boot on? Do you want to come back and see me with broken arm?” So I said,”So, what if I need to put my foot down?” He just laughed at me and said,”If you’re thinking about it that much, stay inside on the stationary bike” ENOUGH SAID.

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