Hello all. I have been reading this subforum for a long time. Lots of good info for 50+ cyclists. I have been reluctent to join and post because I seem to be on a different page from the vast majority here. I haven't ridden a bike for 22 years and even then I was only a recreational cyclist. I have read the suggestions for returning cyclists and it seems that the concenses is that returning cyclists should buy a junker and ride it until they figure out what they really want to ride. Could it be that the reason someone would sit out the market is because they already know what they want to ride but it isn't available?
I have pretty much decided to buy a 2008 model Dahon Glide P8. It represents a lot of compromises over what I would prefer but it suits my current circumstances....age 65...bad back and a serious dislike for "dumbrailers", along with the need for compact storage. It will be another month before the budget
allows for the purchase but in the mean time I am open for advice and suggestions. I just hope I haven't waited too long to get back into to riding.