Reply To: SSDI, GBS and motorcycle riding

March 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Hi GH,

Don’t know if this will help…..but here goes! I rode my brother’s cycles as a teenager and into my early 20’s. A year after I contacted GBS I started looking at bikes when I was 59. When I first started looking I was unsure of my physical abilities. I could barely swing my leg over to sit on the bike………it was probably 3 months before I bought a bike. The things I think that are important are 1. how’s your balance? 2. when you sit on the bike can you touch the ground easily? 3. why do you want to buy a bike now? In my area there are safety bike courses that you can sign up for and they supply the bike (around a 500)…..that might be a better way to find out if you really want to ride again. And at the same time you can use it as a guage to see if you can actually ride one. I bought a 1200 bike and have had no problems… about 150lbs and 5’8″. Let me know how it goes…..I’m really enjoying my bike and can’t wait for warmer weather to get on it……good luck