Riding my upright bike during my tkr recuperation process is just not fun. I like seeing how I improve, but it still takes a few pedaling rounds to get to the point of where I can move at a decent speed. It’s all part of the process, though. I’m grateful to have my bike since it provides such a good tkr exercise. I found a way to make it all a little more fun, however….
Add a rubber duck head to the hand bars. Whenever the pain is to the point of needing to be verbalized, simply squeeze the duck and it will let out a sound that will cover up the verbage. 🙂
NOTE: This can only be done, though, when you’ve reached a point in your tkr recuperation that you’re not holding on for dear life to the handlebars. Even though I don’t pedal at lightning speed like a fiend, I have reached the point of being able to hold on with one hand while squeezing the duck with the other.
When the pain is not that bad, I simply squeeze the duck’s nose. It gives off a softened â€œquack!â€ much like the sound made by a rubber duck toy. When the pain is more intense, though…the big guns are brought in. That deserves a head squeeze which gives off a full fledge, much louder â€œQUACK!â€
For safety reasons, my rubber duck head is wearing a helmet.
Whatever it takes.
P.S. No killing of ducks was done to make this rubber duck head alarm. 🙂
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