A member of my family went through that procedure and, while there was snow on the ground still, she didn't ride for about a month and a half. If it hadn't have been so cold, she said she would have about a month afterward. It took her a little longer to recover with how much stress she put herself under, but if you are mellow and take it easy, I figure a month is realistic. However, I don't have the personal experience to draw from. I hope this helps a little!