It's been 10 weeks from today (12 weeks being the magic number when I can start riding stupid) since my final hip replacement. To celebrate I upped the mileage a bit and added a few extra hills. I did 16 miles and 1,004 feet of gain. Average speed was 13.2mph.
During the first 10 months of last year my average gain per mile was 87 feet. Today's ride was 62 feet of gain per mile. I'm getting there.
I still get stiff and a bit sore but no real pain like I would get before my hips went titanium. Back in the day I would not be able to ride two days in row. My hips would hurt to much. That's not a problem anymore as long as I keep within my limits.
I'm working my way back with at least three rides a week. Ride on!!
|Crossing over Hwy 101 in Thousand Oaks|