Hello all... I just sarted riding very recently, mainly to get some much needed excercise at age 66. And wow, I'm absolutlely loving it!!! I quit smoking 81 days ago and as a reward, I went to a bike shop and bought a bike... It's a Raleigh Detour 4.0 sans training wheels. Thought I'd just ride around the street here, but find myself out on the roads, geared way down on hills, and having a blast.
We have the Erie canal towpath not too far away, and some trails in the parks around Peninsula that I'm excited about trying...Been out on the back roads around here and although I'm Kinda slow (8 mph) I find it fun to see things differently and have the wind in my face, at least downhill!!!
Finally reached a 12 mile ride yestarday and really felt pretty good about it...a fair amout of uphill in that ride (not very flat here). Going to try and duplicate that day after tomarrow on a towpath... looking forward to that.. So much info on this site and so much to learn. Raised my seat so my legs are fairly straight and finding it easier to pedal... well enough of a ramble... just wanted to say hi.