Sheesh. This is all so new and strange. The mailings from AARP...eligibility to take continuing education courses for "seniors"...that feeling that if I haven't grown up by now, I might as well give it up as a bad job. Not to mention that little 50th birthday present on its way from a local health professional.
I'm a lapsed cyclist now planning on getting back on the road. I have mental images of myself flying up hills on a fixed gear the way I used to do when I was in my twenties. I suppose the reality will be quite different, but it makes a pretty daydream. I even found a cheap fixed gear for sale locally on craigslist.
I'm hoping this forum will be a source of information and encouragement as I work my way through the trauma of realizing that I'm not 23 anymore.