first bike ride in the city ever
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Today i was in Boston for my pre-op appointments for my upcoming knee replacement. X-Rays, drawing fluid from my knee, EKG, anesthesiologist, doc, social worker, Physical therapist....everyone was friendly and great.
Around noon I had 40 minutes to do nothing, so I went out to my car, had my tuna fish sandwich, then took my bike out of the back and went for a nice 20 min ride around the area. I stayed close to the hospital so it was the surrounding neighborhoods, lot of downhill and a good workout back up. More traffic and sharper corners than my quiet neighborhood. No ipod music here!
This is the first time I ever rode a bike in a city, growing up in country-ish suburbs. My grandparents all lived in the city but I don't recall ever riding a bike around when I stayed with them.
The doc that checked me out today and the physical therapist I met with were happy about my recent bike riding and say it it will definitely be helpful for me.
PT said post-surgery it may be a little longer than I think before I can ride outdoors, but stationary will be good. So maybe I'll be thinking about getting an indoor trainer to hook my bike up to. Guess I'll find out soon.
Doc also said it was ok for me to go on a ride the morning of my surgery! I can handle that! We will see! Not a bad day!