TOTAL KNEE JOINT REPLACEMENT – BEFORE & AFTER

As I was out riding today I got to thinking about the subject of knee joint pain and riding. I was never overweight as a child growing up. I weighed 140 pounds when I graduated high school. That being said most of my family is overweight, particularly on my mother’s side. By the time I … Continue reading “TOTAL KNEE JOINT REPLACEMENT – BEFORE & AFTER”

IMPROVISING IN ORDER TO PEDAL AFTER KNEE JOINT REPLACEMENT

It may not be a tadpole trike, but it is a recumbent and for now I am using it as part of my “rehab” after total knee joint replacement. It is said that pedaling is one of the very best things one can do for recovering from total knee joint replacement. However, just getting on … Continue reading “IMPROVISING IN ORDER TO PEDAL AFTER KNEE JOINT REPLACEMENT”

FIRST ATTEMPT AT RIDING MY TRIKE SINCE KNEE JOINT REPLACEMENT

As some of you know I recently underwent total knee joint replacement. That, of course, means that I haven’t been doing any riding. Naturally I really miss it and am anxious to resume riding ASAP. My doctor had told me I ‘might’ be able to ride by 3 weeks post surgery. It has been 2 and … Continue reading “FIRST ATTEMPT AT RIDING MY TRIKE SINCE KNEE JOINT REPLACEMENT”

TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

As the saying goes … “been there, done that”… and have the surgical scars to prove it (as well as the Xrays). Knee joint replacement is a very common thing. However, I think it is safe to say that nothing man made can compare to what the Lord Jesus created when He designed us. I … Continue reading “TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT”

PEDALING WITH KNEE PAIN

As many of you know I am in the slow painful process of recovering from total knee joint replacement. I am 4 weeks post surgery as I type this. All in all I am doing very good. I was walking without a walker in just 2 weeks time. I was driving motor vehicles in 3 … Continue reading “PEDALING WITH KNEE PAIN”

WHAT ARE PEOPLE MOST INTERESTED IN?

I started this website back in … hmmm … seems we have a problem here, Houston. I don’t know the answer to that as there is no information on it. I can only venture a guess and I am guessing it was about 2011. I use WordPress to compose and post this website to the … Continue reading “WHAT ARE PEOPLE MOST INTERESTED IN?”

DOES THIS TRIKE MAKE ME LOOK FAT?

We often hear/read that line about one thing or another making us look fat. Frequently it is meant to be funny. But, hey, being fat isn’t funny … nor is it fun. Those of us who are fat, especially obese, are our own worst enemy. I ought to know. I have been fat most of … Continue reading “DOES THIS TRIKE MAKE ME LOOK FAT?”

I DON’T NEED THERAPY … I JUST NEED TO RIDE MY TRIKE

While viewing a Facebook page I came across some shirts being advertised for sale for recumbent trikers. They offer several different ones. One of them in particular caught my eye as I found it to be so applicable to me in my personal life. I am still going thru rehab physical therapy following my knee … Continue reading “I DON’T NEED THERAPY … I JUST NEED TO RIDE MY TRIKE”

CRANKARM SHORTENERS REVISITED

For a very long time now I have wanted to try using crankarms shorteners as they are supposed to help those who have knee joint issues. And it is said that short people should use shorter crankarms. I qualify on both. At my rehab physical therapy sessions I am going thru for knee joint replacement … Continue reading “CRANKARM SHORTENERS REVISITED”

DO YOU SMELL PAVEMENT BURNING?

Well, I dood it! 2 weeks and 5 days after my 2nd knee joint replacement surgery I rode my tadpole trike on the trail today. I wasn’t exactly burning up the asphalt, but it was good to be out riding. I had to pedal with my heels on the pedals as it was too painful … Continue reading “DO YOU SMELL PAVEMENT BURNING?”

BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN … OH YEAH!

Just a quick note … I just arrived back home after my first (successful) ride on my tadpole trike after knee joint replacement surgery. I rode on a local trail. I only rode 3 miles on this initial ride, but that was enough for now. It sure felt good to be back out riding. I … Continue reading “BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN … OH YEAH!”

SKIPPING A BEAT … I HOPE NOT

As some of you know I am going to have knee joint replacement surgery later this month followed by a second surgery for the other knee joint replacement in November. I am sharing this with you, the readers of this blog, so you will know what is going on. Not knowing how I will be … Continue reading “SKIPPING A BEAT … I HOPE NOT”

SHORT CRANKSETS/CRANKARMS

Short cranks are popular with many recumbent trike riders because they help you spin faster and also decrease the pressure on your knees. In general, for any given rider, the shorter the cranks are, the easier it becomes to spin a rapid cadence. HERE is the late Sheldon Brown’s article on the subject.  And HERE is a … Continue reading “SHORT CRANKSETS/CRANKARMS”

RIDING WITH ARTHRITIS

Every time I go riding I ride with Arthur Itis. You may not know him personally (I hope you don’t), but I rather imagine you have heard of him as he is quite well known. Ol’ Art is no friend of mine, but he is my constant companion. I really don’t like him at all … Continue reading “RIDING WITH ARTHRITIS”

GOING DOWNHILL FAST /SLOWIN’ DOWN HERE, BOSS

Time is always on the move and with time comes change. Just two years ago I was able to pedal my trike along at 20 mph. Then a year later I noticed that my top speed had slowed to 18 mph. And this year it is clear down to 15 mph. I am 75  1/2 … Continue reading “GOING DOWNHILL FAST /SLOWIN’ DOWN HERE, BOSS”

PROS & CONS OF ELECTRIC MOTOR PEDAL ASSIST

Those who have been following my writings from the git go  probably know that I got my start in this writing articles about tadpole trikes on Steve Greene’s Trike Asylum blog. One of my earliest articles (To Motorize Or Not To Motorize, That Is The Question which was posted on April 5, 2013) was on the … Continue reading “PROS & CONS OF ELECTRIC MOTOR PEDAL ASSIST”