I was diagnosed with RA about 2 months ago. I had been an active cyclist for about 25 years until spring of last year when I had to give it up because of sever foot problems. My rheumatologist said that the foot issues were probably the RA at work. I had been under the care of a podiatrist for quite a while and his take of the problem was that bunions on bot feet had pushed all my toe joints out of line. A year ago I thought that I would probably never be able to ride again but thanks to the meds that I am on my feet have improved to the point that I AM riding again! I am in the process of easing back into it. I certainly don’t want to get crazy and set everything back to where I was and having been off the bike for over a year I am not in the best shape of my life. I am still learning how RA works and It is going to be a matter of trial and error as to how intense I can get with the cycling. I have been having problems with my shoulders for about 2 years. (orthepedic Dr. said probably torn rotator cuff and did cortisone injections 2 times after a trip to the ER with screaming pain in left shoulder and more than one sleepless night with pain in both shoulders.) Wound up in ER again with extreme back pain. Knew something was going extremely wrong, just didn’t know what it was. Last Jan. my right hand swelled up really bad. GP x-rayed it and tested for gout. Still no answers. About 3 months ago my right knee went bonkers and both hands swelled, still having shoulder problem. My Dr. Was out of town and the office made me an appt with my wife’s GP who tested me for RA. tests came back positive and he referred me to Rheumatoligist. Thanks to him and the meds that he has me on I am able to function again and to ride! Any other cyclists here? If so any advice pertaining to cycling with RA will be appreciated!