I’ve started riding my road bike again and things are going okay. But for the first time I’m having some difficulties getting on and off my bike. It’s a big swing getting your leg over while balancing on the other foot.
Some people switch to easier to ride bikes with step through frames after knee surgery but I’m determined that’s not going to be me. I may not look particularly graceful but I’m making it work.
Catherine blogged about our newest sports hero Jolien Boumkwo, the Belgian shotputter who ran the hurdles to save her team from being disqualified. I’m trying to channel her energy as I struggle to step over my bike frame.
In addition to channeling her energy, I’m also doing some exercises at physio specifically to help me step over the frame. Here’s a great video of the kind of mobility work I’m doing.
Of course, I could always try more novel ways of mounting and dismounting my bike.