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08-29-04, 12:02 AM
Greetings, I am 55 Y/O and learned how to ride a bicycle August 10. I know the day well, brought the bike home and practices until I could ride. Fearful of falling I bought a Townie 3, where I can put both feet on the ground when sitting (semi-recumbent). After reading all the miles you guys put on I feel ashamed riding my 3 miles a day, but it takes me 20 minutes. I have been riding every day after work. I know that in a month I will be doing 10 miles easily. Hoping to lose 50 lbs, I do other exercise as well.
08-29-04, 10:54 AM
Congratulations on learning a new skill! Better late than never! What's so great about cycling is that age is not a factor. It won't take long to increase your time and distance if you ride most days. Cycling is a sport that can really grow on you. Yesterday on our club ride, an older gentlemen cycled the short route (28 miles) on his recumbent..he mostly had a smile the whole time!
Good luck and welcome,
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