a friend of mine might have to have a kidney removed. it's a pretty small chance but disturbing to think about none the less. anyway, if he has to give up a kidney one of the recommendations is that he has to give up contact sports. the only sport he does is cycling which was on the list albeit near the bottom. anyone had any experience with one-kidney riding? would some kind of kidney belt help protect the remaining kidney? is it even worth riding with a missing kidney?
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I seem to remember Lemond having some kidney issues...
(edit)yup, he has only had one functioning kidney since age 11.It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
wow. i'll pass that on.
A friend of mine crashed his mountain bike a while ago. Landed on hus handlebar end. Lost a kidney as a result. His doctors told him that it was a freak occurrence and continued riding was ok. He was a free rider too. Minor local free ride film star. Now he owns a bike shop.Lance who??
Did not know that about Lemond.....
@Skinny - I have had a major kidney disease my whole life. Cycling is not like US football, hockey, lacrosse or any sport where there might be a risk that one would be hit repeatedly with force. Like Andy's friend, a kidney loss resulting from a crash is a freak accident. I don't worry at all when I ride or run.Life is too short to be small. - Disraeli
So, why not be petty? - The Short White Guy™
I have a friend who has had a kidney transplant, he rides everyday. He did have to switch to a recumbent for other reasons.
I've been riding and had my ears open to bike crashes/injuries for 40+ years. Losing kidneys in bike crashes is rare. Going over the handlebars and suffering a serious or fatal head injury is by comparison quite common. (I suspect pedestrians have a higher chance of being hit by cement trucks.)
We all have to choose the risks we take. But that one is a very small one.
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