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Living with an AUS- Bikes, etc

Trew
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Joined: Jan 2010

I have had my AUS in now just over a yr. I have not ridden a bike for years and bought one this summer. I can't help but notice, riding a bike- specificly using the bike seat- causes me to leak.

Life with a AUS- how is it going for you?

harvs
Posts: 54
Joined: Jun 2003

Hi Trew,

I have a stationary bike and have used a split seat by Hobson for years with no problem.

ob66
Posts: 217
Joined: Apr 2010

Have had the AUS for about two years now. You and I corresponded prior to your AUS. Mine has always worked and still works very well, but the idea of a bike seat or even a hard (wooden seated chair) can tend to activate the AUS by itself. I have two nice mountain bikes hanging in the garage. The thought of riding them keeps me from taking them down off their hooks. I rarely have leakage, and it mostly occurs when I am in a hurry after urinating----say at a golf course, but I still wear a Tena pad for security. The thought of tan slacks wetting is not pretty, but not really a worry. I just wish to take no chances.

I remember distinctly Trew your trials and tribulations with incontinence. I am glad that life is improving for you, especially since you seem to be so active. Best wishes.

Trew
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Joined: Jan 2010

You should get that bike down. I retired and moved to Az this April and just puchased a bike a month ago and i really enjoy it. I just know that if I sit on certain spots I can lose urine.

I was out backpacking this July in Colorado for 6 days. I noticed if I sat in a certain position on the ground I could leak. But I do not wear pads- I hope to never do that again.

OK- from harvs I see I might have better results with a different kind of bike seat.

I will look into it. Good guy support here.

thanks.

guards
Posts: 72
Joined: Aug 2010

Get a recumbent.

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VascodaGama
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Joined: Nov 2010

That is a good idea for the folks on AUS. laid-back reclining position.

Trew
Posts: 892
Joined: Jan 2010

I want to see the countryside, feel the wind on my hair, enjoy life!!

I can't stand those exercise rooms.

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VascodaGama
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Trew

Take me along with you to that out in the wild country free wind ride. The Easy Rider bikes’ style of Fonda’s movie provides a better posture and one may enjoy the feeling of the wind in their chest hair too. LOL

Enjoy the trip.
VG

mrspjd
Posts: 693
Joined: Apr 2010

Check out these cool recumbents, including mountain bike recumbents:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recumbent_bicycle#section_2

guards
Posts: 72
Joined: Aug 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ_jImZ3Dk0
A tadpole trike at 46 mph and yes they will flip .I have one a these and a two wheel also the tad pole is easier to ride and a bit more relaxing. There are some serios 2 wheel racers! They currently will not allow them to compete in regular bike races.

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