good morning guyjr-- I'm 74 years old and I hhad my firs leftt hip replacement 9 years ago and my right hip replacement 4 years ago. I have riden bikes almost since my 14th birthday and raced bikes since I was 18 until I started my family at the age of 23. When my family was raised my wife and I purchased a Gold Wing and put 85,000 miles on it. Since my hip replacements I have been a little leary of getting another bike. But, surprisingly, we have another bike for strictly pleasure and we do enjoy riding again. I have not had any problems with my hips, but I'm probably a much more careful rider mostly due to the other traffic on the roads.
I guess what I'm saying, the decision to continue riding is up to the individual. I did,nt start riding for about 1 yr after the second hip replacement. I think the greatest danger to us old guys are the nuts on the highway that don't see us.
Good luck in whatever decision you come to and keep the greasy side down.View Thread