I'm new and just found this site and look forward to being able to contribute where appropriate.
I am a stroke survivor and trying to do my best to stay in shape despite my limitations. I want to return to cycling, but only have the use of one hand, so a conventional bike is not an option.
Recumbent bikes are of interest to me. I recently purchased one and had it modified to allow operation with only the one hand that works.
All seemed fine until I tried to start riding once again. Even though both my legs work somewhat normally, there is some remaining weakness I have to deal with. Due to this weakness I've had a very hard time getting started on the bike. My balance is not what it used to be,so getting both feet onto the pedals to get started is turning into a big issue for me. If I have help by someone holding the bike steady while getting started, I have no issues after that and enjoy the exercise greatly.
This is not practical since I may not always have help getting started each time. So, if was suggested that training wheels might be what I need. Has anyone ever heard of or seen training wheels on a full size bike used by an adult? Or does anyone see any reason why training wheels would not work for me?
fyi, I have located heavy duty training wheels on Amazon, but before I order them, I thought I'd ask if there might be issues I've overlooked.
Any help will be appreciated! Thanks to all in advance!