Well, another milestone today -- 4,000 miles since picking up a bike again 22 months ago. I went back and found my first post:
What a newbie!
I want to thank everyone on BF for all the education, support, stories, inspiration, and laughs. I truly doubt I'd have reached this milestone were it not for the 50+ Forum.
I also want to thank my legs, which got stronger, and my waistline, which is getting smaller.
In these twenty two months I have bought six bicycles (only one was new) and sold one. I've still invested less than $1,000 total in bikes (not counting repair, upgrades, and clothing). My first bike and only new one was just $339, and I've bought the others for $200 (the Cypress), $125 (The Diego) , $60 (Click, the beach cruiser), $60 (Clack, the other beach cruiser), and $25 (the 1980's Univega). Not bad!
But most of all, it remains as much fun today as it was back in June, 2005, when I rediscovered it and learned you CAN go back to the thrills and joys of childhood -- just get on a bike!