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 Post subject: EDS/HMS
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 18:04 pm 
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hi i got my first bike at 18 stopped riding 2 years ago after bike was stolen since my medical health has got worse but would lv to ride again oh thinks i wouldnt be able to pick bike up if over i also sublax my shoulder and occationally my hip any ideas x


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 Post subject: Re: EDS/HMS
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 18:13 pm 
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Hello and welcome.

Trikes are cool :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: EDS/HMS
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 18:16 pm 
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Loads of people who ride wouldn't be able to pick the bike up if it went over! I never could!

The other problems - as I'm now a trike rider myself I'm inclined to suggest a trike - you don't have to hold it up with your dodgy hip, and the steering can be made fairly light so you can steer with one arm if necessary.

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 Post subject: Re: EDS/HMS
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 18:17 pm 
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I see Dik has said that much more succinctly than I did - but I've always suffered from verbal diarrhea!

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 Post subject: Re: EDS/HMS
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 18:21 pm 
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haha will look into how to go about trike x carnt drive a car either due to it so getting a bit confussed x


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 Post subject: Re: EDS/HMS
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 20:55 pm 
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BikerGran wrote:
I see Dik has said that much more succinctly than I did - but I've always suffered from verbal diarrhea!


Don't be so hard on yourself BG X :ROTFL:

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 Post subject: Re: EDS/HMS
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 21:42 pm 
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Hi, I suspect I'm a bit older than you, but I've got the same issue - Diagnosed with EDS-HM at 23, and just now (Many years later) starting to learn to ride.

I realise this is an old thread, but we're an odd breed with even odder problems so we may as well all stick together.

Any suggestions on how to manage dislocatey wrists would be much appreciated - Is it possible to get the brakes adjusted so that they're closer to the main bit of the grips, or otherwise less dependent on hand strength? I've already worked out that heated grips are going to be a necessity, rather than a luxury, (Keep the circulation up, keep the muscles relaxed enough to stop the spasms that pull things out of joint) but beyond that I'm stumped.


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