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   Posted 8/29/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Everyone suggested for me to put training wheels on my bike. I bought the helmet, knee and arm pads. I just need to take off the rust, clean it up.
I have to return the 4 wheel scooter. Too dangerous.
I just want to go back to bike riding. My Dr. suggested the stationary bike, so I don't fall off.
Is anyone bike riding or using the stationary bike?

Fibromyalgia (FM), Chronic Myofacial pain syndrome, Malaise, Fatigue, Migranes, Cervicalgia, Scoliosis.

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   Posted 8/29/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Little.  Your asking about my most favorite thing next to yoga.  I bike ride.  Now, I'm not so much a long distance rider, but I ride a lot.  Just in my subdivision.  For a while it was a big problem for me because I had so much pain in my "sits bone area" of my rear end.  I solved this by wearing biking shorts lined with incontinence pads for extra padding.   Hope this isn't too much info for some.  It works great!  I am right now trying to get back to my 10 miles at a time.  It may take a while.  I am 63 and feel like a kid again when I ride.  I do wear a helmet and padded bike gloves too.  You should give it a try.  Start slowly on streets that you are comfortable with.
P.S.  I really feel that bike riding is a great mental exercise.  You really have to pay attention to everything around you.  I really concentrate on safety and have not had any bad falls.  Good luck!!!!
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   Posted 8/30/2009 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
hey littlestrebal.
i bike ride all the time, both stationary when it's too wet and windy and outside when permitted.
I'm just starting back at it now after a long break and it's painful but worth it. when i'm not flared i'm capable of riding maountains in scotland and wales on purpose built tracks in woods etc.
I find i'm ok on the bike but more likely to fall off or get tangled up in it when i'm not doing technical stuff. I've been told it's a concentration thing.
I've often suffered injuried just walking along with the bike....which is ironic after i've completed a hard track. I even took part in a fun bike race, i only came first coz the others pulled out and i walked most of it.
Start off small and build your skills and confidence, i always wear knee and elbow gaurds in the woods and a good helmet.
It's a great sport and my favourite after swimming. You can adjust a bike to fit your needs to with regard to your sitting position. I have lumber OA and need a higher sittieng position.
Best of luck and i hope you get on well.
BikeBoo, biking with my boo since 1999
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   Posted 8/30/2009 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't have a stationary bike but do have a glide rider. It helps because it stretches the muscles. You push with your arms and legs and can adjust the tension for your strength and endurance.

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   Posted 8/30/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rebel,
    I haven't yet, but I did by a bike last year and my man ran it over with my Izuzu Rodeo. It jumped the timber I
used for a wheel chock and wiped it out. I ended getting so bad I had knee surgery and couldn't ride. Now I'm on
my miracle "trio" of  herbals and feel healed enough to give it another try. I think when my grandaughter comes
back I'll see if she'll let me use her bike. We're both short so it's a 20" one.
    Nana Monster
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