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    Teaching an old dog new tricks

    After 50 years of bike riding, I took a class today on how to ride a bicycle!

    And it was great! I just can't believe how much I learned, and how much it increased my confidence levels. I had no idea how much there was to learn, how much I hadn't learned simply by experience.

    We learned techniques for cornering, braking, riding a steady line, riding safely in tight groups, and more.

    Maybe you guys know all this stuff, but my recommendation: if you ever have a chance to take a class like this, swallow your pride and go for it.

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    Can you do a PM (personal message) to I-Like-To-Bike and tell him this? He doesn't believe that bike classes are of any use whatsoever, and rails against people who promote them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backinthesaddle
    After 50 years of bike riding, I took a class today on how to ride a bicycle!

    And it was great! I just can't believe how much I learned, and how much it increased my confidence levels. I had no idea how much there was to learn, how much I hadn't learned simply by experience.

    We learned techniques for cornering, braking, riding a steady line, riding safely in tight groups, and more.

    Maybe you guys know all this stuff, but my recommendation: if you ever have a chance to take a class like this, swallow your pride and go for it.
    Who taught the class? Sounds interesting.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    The day I stop learning new things is the day they close the casket cover.....

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    Much learning there is. - Yoda

    Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century. - Perelman.

    Good for you backinthesaddle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BILLB58
    The day I stop learning new things is the day they close the casket cover.....
    +1 WITH EMPHASIS
    Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.....Milton Friedman

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    Quote Originally Posted by backinthesaddle
    Maybe you guys know all this stuff, but my recommendation: if you ever have a chance to take a class like this, swallow your pride and go for it.
    My wife and I took the LAB Road 1 class in June and found both the classroom and riding sessions extremely useful. They were tremdous confidence builders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Who taught the class? Sounds interesting.
    Class was local (San Francisco Bay Area) taught by an ex-racer / cycling coach in conjunction with one of the local bike clubs.

    I suspect other large metroplitan areas with active cycling communities might be sponsoring similar classes.

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