working up to high cadence

When I first started biking after my diagnosis of Parkinson’s, I didn’t know how much was right.

Looking at the news reports on the Web about Dr. Jay Alberts’ experiments, I decided to try to get to those levels.  It took time.  Initially I had trouble sustaining 80 rpm for even a half hour.  But perseverance paid and within a month I was regularly doing 40 minutes at at least 80 rpm.  And I was able to do it daily, which pleased me.

Today I have worked up to 55 minutes total, with 5 minutes of warm up in the beginning and 5 minutes of cool down at the end, trying to do 100 rpm in the middle 45 minutes.

And I feel good.

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For all us parkies–people with Parkinson's disease. Nothing on this site is to be taken as medical advice.