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Experience riding a recumbent trike? #7970920 09/12/20 03:29 PM
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Anyone have experience with a trike like this?

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I started riding my Giant Anthem again back in May, 5-6 days a week, about 8 miles per trip before work in the AM. Took a tumble, had a nerve issue pop up in my back about 2 weeks later that was probably the most painful thing I’ve experienced. That’s gone (cortisone shot in the back) and I’ve been riding again about 3 weeks now. My back has been sore for 30+ years to begin with due to tumbling around in trucks before/during college and a high speed t-bone when a lady ran a red light about 10 years ago.

I can’t decide if my bike riding is aggravating my back a bit more or if it’s some holdover from the nerve thing. I was curious if one of these would help given the very different ride position.

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Cool machine.


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Re: Experience riding a recumbent trike? [Re: CharlieCTx] #7971048 09/12/20 05:45 PM
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I rode my old street bike, away from main streets and traffic.
I had a blast, and encountered a very curious roadrunner.

It was very fun.

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Re: Experience riding a recumbent trike? [Re: CharlieCTx] #7972830 09/14/20 02:11 AM
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I have stayed with an old, 1966 cruiser style bike from Western Auto. I tried one of the recumbents, not for me, sits too low, and I cannot see who or what is about to run me over. Side streets, and the backroads around here are not even safe.


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Re: Experience riding a recumbent trike? [Re: CharlieCTx] #7973689 09/14/20 08:28 PM
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Ive ridden and owned recumbent bikes. They're def safer than a two wheeler but more expensive than the average bike. One downside is that if you want to ride in a group they're hard to find. Even finding a riding partner can be difficult. The group I rode with is in Highland Park.

fwiw, best place to get info is an online community or a local bike whop that sells recumbent bikes. And keep an eye out on Craigslist, back when I was riding I saw a few pop up for sale.

charlie, I started getting steroid shots for lower back pain. Best thing since sliced bread, Im glad I did it.

Re: Experience riding a recumbent trike? [Re: CharlieCTx] #7974192 09/15/20 02:57 AM
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After spending the last two days reading, watching some videos and just paying attention to my ride area, I think my chances of getting run over in a trike are pretty good! smile They are just so low to the ground... I think I'm going to look at bicycle.

I'm planning to go look at and ride a 26/20 Bacchetta tomorrow. Very curious to see what it's like. There's another 26/26 for sale but it's further away and more money. It seems from what I've read, for doing more touring vs performance riding, the 26/20 should do fine.

How often are you getting the shots and how many have you had, I thought you could only get 3 or so? For the initial 3-7 days after my first, my back was 100% pain free, truly a wonderful feeling.

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Re: Experience riding a recumbent trike? [Re: CharlieCTx] #7976314 09/16/20 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by CharlieCTx
How often are you getting the shots and how many have you had, I thought you could only get 3 or so? For the initial 3-7 days after my first, my back was 100% pain free, truly a wonderful feeling.

Charlie


4 in my back every two months. I'm now considering getting an epidural, it lasts longer.

Re: Experience riding a recumbent trike? [Re: aerangis] #7976754 09/16/20 08:32 PM
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How often are you getting the shots and how many have you had, I thought you could only get 3 or so? For the initial 3-7 days after my first, my back was 100% pain free, truly a wonderful feeling.

Charlie


4 in my back every two months. I'm now considering getting an epidural, it lasts longer.


The only one I've had so far was an epidural (done outpatient, not in-office)and it's not been two months. I'm going back to Ortho to further discuss whatever it is I have going on.

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Re: Experience riding a recumbent trike? [Re: CharlieCTx] #7977987 09/17/20 04:58 PM
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I didnt realize I had back/neck problems until I went to the emergency room a couple years ago thinking I was having a heart attack. It was a pinched nerve in my shoulder/neck that caused the pain. Worst pain I've ever experienced, morphine didn't help much. And thats saying a lot considering I've been both shot AND stabbed. I have a high tolerance for pain, but this was something entirely different.

Re: Experience riding a recumbent trike? [Re: CharlieCTx] #7979103 09/18/20 03:10 PM
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I’d research regenerative medicine not degenerative cortisone epidurals


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Re: Experience riding a recumbent trike? [Re: CharlieCTx] #7979335 09/18/20 06:47 PM
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Yep, I've been looking at stem therapy.

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