Biking while Pregnant is Dangerous
|Making my way on the Broadway Bikeway|
During my visit my doctor and I discussed my ongoing morning sickness saga. At one point my doctor said I didn't have to suffer and she could offer me something for that, drugs. I didn't want them in hopes that it would go away. My check-ups have been pretty normal. I remember with the first kid their was a lot of worry and in the end, for good reason. I was HUGE! I think you would see my stomach coming around the corner before me. So, I just figured this pregnancy would be exactly the same. Well, G-d has a funny way of proving me wrong.
My doctor and I have discussed my biking and she calls it "casual" bike riding. She understands my set-up and how it is customized for me, pregnant me. She knows where I bike and who I bike with. I don't hide anything from her. So, after the routine check is done I usually bring up the subject of pregnant biking. She said that as long as I feel good and don't participate in a race (Chilly Hilly, RSVP, STP) I am fine. In fact she said this time, "their is nothing dangerous about it, except I don't want you to get hit by a car". So, pregnant or not pregnant nobody wants to get by a car. I explained my route. So, I got the go ahead but she did say that I might want to get a maternity belt just releive pressure. I can tell you that the pressure is WAY more on longer walks.
My husband wants a note from my doctor stating that she doesn't think the biking itself is dangerous. Actually, he wants a huge neon sign that is displayed over my head so nobody asks me about biking unless they also bike as much as we do. I most recently got a comment from a man, "should you be biking while pregnant?" Seriously dude, you know nothing! It is nice when people offer to do things for me. It would be even nicer when people actually step up and do me a favor when I ask. One of those meals I made last week was difficult to deliver because my kid was sick. When I asked for help it was like pulling teeth. In the end, the all time tzaddik and kung fu master came to my house and picked up the meal and took it to the family who needed it.
All I know is that red means it needs juice and once it hits green it's good. At some point I ran out of battery on my kindle and resorted to reading a newspaper in print. The horror! I am always afraid of running out of battery. I want to get home completely on my bike. I know the bike with 4th grade weight can do a good 30 miles but you never know. So, I charge it just to be safe. I asked the Twitter Universe people who also have BionX how far they can get on one charge and it really depended on hills and kid weight. The range went from 20 miles on a charge in assist mode 4 to 40 with no kids on the back in assist mode 2. So, it is something that everyone has to learn to tweek and get used to. So far, the small battery is great. A bigger battery might look weird. Hello, I am here to drink a mocha and charge my honken battery.
Madsen I rode for two weeks. Cool lights right. See how HUGE the battery jet pack is! This bike was so fun to ride. I hope more people who are interested in family biking rent it from Morgan.