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08-29-09, 10:35 PM
A couple of weeks ago, I told my wife that I was thinking of buying a bicycle for exercise. She immediately gave me grief about things that I have started but gave up after a while. But eventually she said "go ahead if that is what you want to do".
So I bought a Trek 7.2 FX. Was she thrilled? Ouch. After 36 years of marriage, I should have known. Anyway, she is willing to support me if I use it.
I'll be 70 in a couple of months. While not too overweight, I am out of shape. The only exercise I get is a weekly golf game, jumping to conclusions, and running off at the mouth.
I took the bike out for a short spin this morning, about 4 miles of fairly level riding. Weather was perfect, the bike handled like a dream.
08-29-09, 10:40 PM
Enjoy it - and get out every day on it.
With a lot more miles on it - you will both be happy.
The only exercise I get is ... jumping to conclusions, and running off at the mouth.
Welcome, Dave. Enjoy your new bike. I hope you get plenty of beneficial use out of it. After a few months of constant exercise, your new Roman God body will change your wife's tone. ;)
08-29-09, 10:57 PM
Welcome to Bike Forums Dave. Congratulations on getting out on the bike! Now you just need to get your wife to join you. :)
You might want to check out the Fifty Plus forum.
08-29-09, 11:42 PM
Just ride slow for 1,000 miles, then your legs will be strong.
At 73 he rode 4200 miles in 58 days.
I was with him:
08-30-09, 07:13 PM
I can hear that conversation now.
"Honey, I'm gong to ride across the country with some friends".
"Sure, go right ahead". :)
Oldest member of our club is 79 yrs old, and until two years ago - he commuted everywhere - like he had since age 5 (he used to give commuting talks at club outings) - and he ran and rode our time trials once a week. He retired from his board member post, but still comes out on club rides with his daughter.
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