I was an occasional cyclist before my resurfacing in July 2006.... was
always more of a runner and martial artist - but discontinued those
activities early in 2001 when my OA started getting worse. I had to
give up cycling about 4 yrs prior to surgery because of the hip pain.
Last yr at about 9 months post-op, I took up mountain biking for the
first time...and by then, the hip felt perfectly normal. In the first
couple of weeks, I had an awesome crash/endo..
and badly bruised a couple of ribs; couldn't sneeze without bringing
tears to my eyes for 2 weeks.......
You'll find that by about 6 months post op, the hip will feel
completely normal.....and you'll begin forgetting what it was like to
have a bum hip.
Gross R-Biomet 12Jul06
--- In surfacehippy@
> Hi, I am relatively new to this group and find all your comments
> helpful. I am scheduled for BHR on Jan 30 (Dr Brown in Louisville). I
> am 50, an avid mountain biker and skier, in pretty good shape. Have
> still been riding a stationary bike in Spin classes a lot though it is
> getting more painful all the time.
> Any experience or advice on biking after surgery? Moutain bike
> experience in particular would be appreciated although would like to
> hear about anyone's experience with return to road biking or Spinning
> Would like to hear from anyone with experience with Dr. Brown as well,
> especially if it is positive!
> left BHR scheduled 1/30/08 Dr Brown
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