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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    I thought there might be some interest in a thread such as this. If not, it will go the way of all threads - just die away.

    So, here is my first contribution.


    Some questions:

    Please tell us your age.

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?



    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?



    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?



    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?



    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?




    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?



    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?




    Perhaps you might indicate your age on your reply??
    1. Cannondale R600, cheapola mtb
    2. C, E, multi, + generic Prilosec!
    3. Probably sped up a bit (I was slothful in my youth)
    4. Biked a lot as a youth, but gave it up when I got my license. Just got back into bigtime this Summer.
    5. Would like to do long rides. Did a 4 day inn-to-inn trip w/ the wife last month
    6. Now that daylight is receding, only on weekends :-(. Mileage not steady yet.
    7. I've played in the "Over The Hill" Soccer league last 12 years, XC ski, try to work out pretty regularly.

    -Jim

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    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

    2004 Trek 1500 - no upgrades


    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

    No


    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

    I am sure I have, but I can't tell. Right now, I feel like I am in the best shape of my life.



    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

    I just started biking in April 2004.



    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides.
    I generally ride almost daily, varying from 17 - 35 miles.

    I ride 20 miles almost every weekday morning. On weekends I do a 50-75 mile ride. I have ridden in 1 century (Civil War Century) and will be doing another this weekend (Seagull Century).


    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

    See above, I am at approx. 2700 miles now, don't know how much more riding I will do when the weather gets colder. Maybe I'll get to 3500.

    I am 50.

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    Please tell us your age. - 53

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

    Trek 5900SL 10 Speed Dura Ace
    KHS CX100 Cross Bike

    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

    None
    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

    I have not slowed down much but take longer to recover.

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

    Off and on for about 20 years with a 10 year gap 92-02, Then back at it after work, family and illness.

    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?

    I do all of the above except commute (I'm retired) and very little racing anymore and really enjoy it.

    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

    I ride about 4-5 days per week and hace been riding 5000-6000 miles for the last 3 years.

    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?

    I lift weights and cross train in the winter and ride when I can.

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    I'm 50.
    1. I ride a 3-speed Breezer Citizen, the most aesthetically pleasing and comfortable city bike ever made.
    2. a multivitamin
    3. I've slowed down a bit...my ankles "twang" when it rains (which is not bike-related.)
    4. On and off, literally, since 1984.
    5. I ride to work (five miles one way) and get groceries on the weekends. No big trips.
    That's what the Vespa is for!
    6. I try to ride 5 times a week, two of these times being work-commutes.
    7. I walk the dog. I bought the bicycle specifically because dog-walking doesn't cause weight loss; bicycling does.

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    Re: your questions:

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

    Am currently trying to decide between a Specialized Sequoia Elite and a 2005 Trek 1200C. Any comments/comparisons from users would be most helpful!!!!!

    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

    A variety -- some as teas -- also plenty of E.

    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

    Depends upon the activity, some not at all.

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

    Am just returning to road biking after 30 years away.

    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?

    Want to get back to long rides and touring, along with daily workouts -- rolling and flat. (Daily workouts are short, however, because the closest paved road is only two lanes with sandy shoulders, and has to be shared with with wide logging trucks. Northwestern Wisconsin weather limits me to a Schwinn Airdyne indoors in the winters. But, I am determined to prep for a trip around Cape Breton Island next summer -- just have to figure out how to practice for a couple of 1400 foot climbs.Hah!

    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

    As mentioned, I am just returning to road biking, but I used to regularly bike 70-110 miles a weekend -- once upon a time.

    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?

    Daily miles with my Siberian Husky -- except when it's sheet ice outside. Exercise equipment indoors during the winter.

    8. Age: 58

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    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

    2003 LeMond Zurich

    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

    Nothing

    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

    Not a great deal, I am in better shape now than for a long time.

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

    Started in May of 2004

    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?

    Mostly touring or long rides


    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

    Try to ride every other day. Since May I have ridden 1700+ miles

    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?

    Work in my garden


    Perhaps you might indicate your age on your reply??

    Born in 1930, now 74 years old

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    I'm 52. I've been riding for the past 18 years. Last year I logged 3,300 miles. This year so far, 3.400 miles.
    This past summer I road the Tour of Colorado. Check out the web site....http://bicycletourcolo.com
    My speed dipped an averager of about one mile per hour when compared to 12 years ago. Now I average 20 mph on a 28 mile route that's hilly. I live in Wisconsin and in my area there are short steeper hills. You'll need to break out of the saddle for quite a few of them. As you all know, the bike gets in your blood.
    Now go have some bloody riding fun.

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    Please tell us your age: 56 yrs

    1. Specialized Crossroads
    2. No supplements - aspirin and BP meds
    3. Get sore easier nowdays.
    4. Been biking 2 years
    5. 6 mile commute trips and occasional weekender 15-30 miles.
    6. Bike 2 to 6 days/week - doint 1200miles my second year.
    7. Other activities are lawn mowing!

    k0co_5

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    The Colorado ride looks like a great tour.
    What part of Wisconsin? I am looking for more hills.

    Aziga

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    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
    1984 TREK 610
    2003 Jamis Quest (as of yesterday)

    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?
    Nothing age-related but I've been taking mega vitamins/supplements for 25 years

    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?
    It's been noticable. Set my pr's at 40 - 41 and it's been a slow but steady decline since then.

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?
    Have biked since I was a child. Did fairly serious biking in late 30's when I developed a triathlon craze.
    Since mid-40's it was more sporadic until this year when a calf injury forced me to curtail running.

    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?
    In "olden" days (triathlon training) regular training rides of between 25 - 80 miles.
    Recently (return to cycling) 20 - 40 miles 3 - 4 times/week

    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?
    As often as I can.
    Annual milage depends on the severity of winter, my ability to withstand cold temps and injuries.

    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?
    Run (injury permitting), swim, lift weights, stretching

    Perhaps you might indicate your age on your reply??
    60

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    Some questions:

    Please tell us your age. 56


    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
    Lemond Poprad


    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?
    Nope. Just blood pressure and cholesterol meds


    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?
    In terms of overall energy, about 20%. In terms of intensity, 0%.

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?
    Biked for years in the '70s. Just started again this summer - Thanks, Lance!


    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?
    Rides are mostly workout rides of 15-30 miles.



    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?
    I try to bike 4-5 times a week. Don't have an annual mileage, yet.



    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?
    I'll switch from biking to workouts at a club during the winter. Minnesota is harsh on bikers during the mean months.


    Perhaps you might indicate your age on your reply?? 56 yrs. old

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    Please tell us your age.

    54

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

    Rans Rocket, Nashbar Touring, Cannondale Super V

    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

    No

    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

    20%

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

    More serious since 1976

    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?

    short rec rides, some day rides


    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

    Try to cycle 5 to 6 days a week.

    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?

    Sometimes weight training and speed walking.


    Perhaps you might indicate your age on your reply??[/QUOTE]
    Gary

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    Please tell us your age.

    56 Almost 57

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride
    A 5 Year old Eddy Merckx Titanium with Dura Ace and a Time Fork

    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

    New Chapter Every Man 2
    MSM Joint Formula
    Saw Palmetto

    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

    20%

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

    All My Life. More Serious since 1983

    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?

    I live in Atlanta and Don't feel as comfortable on the road as I once did. Atlanta is not a Bicycle friendly town.

    I Average about 75 to 80 Miles a week on the road on a no motorized traffic trail.

    I supplement that with a Spinning Class 3 Times a week.

    I highly recommend Spinning if you can find a good instructor. It helps keep your conditioning up.


    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

    75 miles a week on average and 3 days of Spinning.

    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?

    Weight Training 4 Days a week, Some running. I have tailed off in the running because of some ligament pain in the ankle and Increased the spinning. I have lost 35 Pounds and I am now under 190lbs, for the first time in years.
    Every time I spin I burn at least 1000+ Calories and when I bike outside its about 2200 Calories.
    I have lowered my Cholestoral and Blood Pressure and I feel great.

    Strongly recommend HR Monitor so you can maximize your workouts.



    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    I thought there might be some interest in a thread such as this. If not, it will go the way of all threads - just die away.

    So, here is my first contribution.


    Some questions:

    Please tell us your age.

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
    I ride a 1990 Allez Epic composite with a hodge-podge of different stuff (Mavic Cosmic equipe wheels,
    Mavic crank (rare!) Ultegra 8-speed drivetrain (53/39 with 12/23).


    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?
    No..tried Cytomax for a few years, may try it again..


    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?
    Used to race years ago..know for a fact that speed & endurance don't improve as you get older..you just have to become ever more wily in ways to keep up with the youngsters.


    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?
    Over 30 years...


    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?
    Most rides are 20-30 miles. Longest one this year was 62.



    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?
    During daylight savings time (April-October) 5 times/week. Approximate annual mileage 2800 miles.


    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?
    During crummy weather, "gets dark too early" period of November-January, will go to gym and lift weights
    (light weights, lots of reps) stationary Lemond Bike (hate it!). May try Yoga this year to see if it improves flexibility (maybe as a bonus, I'll see God!).




    Perhaps you might indicate your age on your reply??
    58....and counting....
    "Learn how to handle hot things. Keep your knives sharp. And above all, have a good time" - Julia Child

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    Please tell us your age. 54

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

    Serotta Legend Ti
    Simonetti Al
    Co-Motion Speedster Tandem (steel)
    Masi Nouvo Strada fixed gear (lugged steel)
    Caloi Al MTB
    Others - too many to list...

    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

    Multi vitamins, C, E, Zn, Niacin, Calcium, baby aspirin. Endurolytes when riding in hot weather.

    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

    A bit but not too much. Still ride with folks in their 30's and 40's. Work a bit harder not to get dropped.

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

    Been biking all my life but riding seriously for last 10 years.

    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?

    Club rides in the 40 to 70 mile range. About 6-8 centuries a year. Weeknight midweek rides of about 30 miles.

    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

    3-4 times/week
    8000 miles/year

    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?

    I quit running about 2 years ago after 23 years. I still like to go on ski trips about one week per year.

    Perhaps you might indicate your age on your reply??
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    Last edited by Steve Katzman; 10-14-04 at 07:45 AM.

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    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

    Specialized Sequoia

    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

    BP, Cholesteral, blood sugar, various supplementals

    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

    Don't know how to answer this for sure, but I don't think so. At least not much.

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

    I bought this bike 09/02/04. It's the first bike I've owned in over 50 years.

    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?

    Mostly back and forth to Limey's Pub for lunch (5.75 miles RT). Other times on trails. I missed a week for rain, a week for travel, and a week for bronchitis, so I've only got 100 miles done.


    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

    4-5 times per week usually. I see I'll have to step up the milage considerably next year. I'm still trying to figure out where the bike trails are and where they go.

    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?

    Does watching TV or listening to Rush count?


    Perhaps you might indicate your age on your reply??

    65 at the end of November.

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    hi. i'm 62 and a half. i now own a witcomb touring bike i had made for me 30+ years ago, a racing gt3000 which i ride seldomly, a waterford 1900 touring, a specialized langster track one speed set up for road, an old raleigh supercourse which i've fixed up as a fixed wheel and rode it to work almost every day for 33 years, a cannondale f1000 which i ride seldomly,a cannondale t800 and i have just got my former wife's woodrup, which i had built for her 30 + years ago. i had a jack taylor super tourist bike, but it was stolen. i also had two tandems with kiddy cranks, built for me by jack taylor 30 + years ago. i started taking glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate when i hurt my knee and have continued after it's healed,i have slowed over the years in the respect that i usually ride days of 40 to 60 miles, while i used to average more like 60 to 80. on the other hand, when i was working i averaged around 3500 miles a year and i still do, or actually a bit more than that. i go out every other day and spend the whole day riding, stopping for lunch and coffee. i did 1000 miles of cycle camping last summer. i would like to go for another tour of england, since the last of our three tours of england, 1500 miles each time, once carrying a baby, was in the 70s, but having had a heart attack 7 years ago and having half of my heart still plugged, since our medical system has gone to the dogs here in b.c., canada, they were willing to give me an angioplasty on only half of my heart, i am on a low fat diet, which basically means chicken or turkey breast, veggies, and pasta or potato, and i am afraid of not being able to find low fat food in england. when there last, someone told me that the english think of food like gas for a car, you need it but it doesn't have to taste good! i have just rejoined the english ctc and may even get back there next spring. incidentally, as a concession to my age, my bikes have a small chainring of either 20 or 22, and i use them often when i go up hills. cycling has got me healthy again after my heart attack, which happened partly because i had stopped cycling, i believe, as well because i had been living with a very high-strung lady. each stress test that i have taken since my angioplasty, i have been in better shape and i am not in the highest category for my age, and my resting heart rate is 45. cycling has been my greatest enjoyment and my life-saver! this, after a nurse had told me that my life was utterly changed and i would never cycle again, when i had had my heart attack. so even though part of my heart is dead, the rest is very alive!

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    I am 54, 55 in December

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    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?
    no
    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

    It takes me longer to recover. Being a few lbs overweight, I must pace myself much more than in my younger years.

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

    On and off, all my life. Left the bike in the garage when our kids were young and tried golfing for a few years but got bored and came back to biking full time in 2002.

    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?

    Long ride on week-ends, three day tours, and one day long rides when going out of town on La Route Verte in Quebec. Credit card toured with my son on Prince-Edward Island in 1992. Biked as close to the sea as possible and went all around the island, over 1000 km. Went on my first tour when I was 14 years old. Biked from Edmundston, New-Brunswick to Limestone, Maine to visit the Loring Air Force Base Air Show. Approx. 100 miles return. Rear hub fell apart in Limestone and local bike mechanic fixed it for nothing. I am still very grateful and often think of this mechanic 40 years after it happened. I had one dollar left in my pocket.

    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

    On average, I ride about 2 days per week, more when on holidays. About 1000 to 1500 km per year.

    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?

    Only biking and hiking for the time being but plan to go on an exercise program when I retire soon.

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    Hello:
    Well, I am brand new here and so I need to get used to this. I wish the letters were larger. I like large text to read. I am from Nova Scotia and I wanted to ask you about a bike shop I visited in Maine. Unfortunately I can't remember the name. I think it was in Portland but maybe not because I visited a lot of bike shops in the eastern US. This shop specialized in lights. They had every light imaginable. I would like to go back there again. For some reason Portland seems to stand out in my mind. If you know of a good bike shop that handles a lot of lights, please let me know.
    As for your knees may I suggest you ask your doctor about taking a lose dosage aspirin and perhaps that might help. You will get to Italy some day i can feel that you will. Good luck in your cycling. Bye........john

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    Hi Reflecto,
    I live in the Greater Portland area. They bike shop was either Cyclemania or Back Bay Bike. Prob Back Bay Bike. They seem to sell more lights than most. They have a decent selection. There is also Bath Cycle and Ski. www.bikeman.com Check out the website, I think they are the biggest bike shop in the state.
    Isn't there a good bike light company in Canada? That would make it cheaper for you, I would think. Do some research, you can
    look at the old posts about lights using the search engine here to start. Basically, you get what you pay for. I find the bluish light of LED lamps to lack contrast and be somewhat unappealing. But that's me, some like them just fine. I'd also check into the availability of spare parts and bulbs in Canada before you buy.
    You don't want to drive a few hundred miles just to get a switch replaced or something. There are some cool bike shops in the Boston area as well.

    PS
    Your computer can increase the size of text to make it easier to read. Click on Control Panel/Display/Appearance/Font size/Extra Large

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    [QUOTE=DnvrFox]I thought there might be some interest in a thread such as this. If not, it will go the way of all threads - just die away.

    So, here is my first contribution.


    Some questions:

    Please tell us your age. Just turned 50

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
    Maxarya Ray 1 CLWB customized as my primary ride
    Marin Shoreline Trail FSB customized -



    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

    Of course not! I'm quite healthy.

    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?

    Not at all. That is one of the joys of riding, being kept in shape!

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?

    All of my life, about 45 years.

    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides, commute, tour, race?

    Just about everything except for racing.


    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

    I ride daily and put on about 1000 miles per year.

    7. Do you do any other type of physical activities - weight lifting, skiing, running, etc.?

    Curling, golfing, walking.


    Perhaps you might indicate your age on your reply?? 50 big ones!

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    I just found this forum, and I was quite excited to see others here! I used to ride about 15 years ago and then I started getting into motorcycles. After a few crashes with that and beginning to think that I might not live long enough by riding my motorcycle I sold it and got back in to biking. Age here is 52.

    1. I have only used road bikes, and presently I am riding a Simonetti. I bought this bike on Ebay, and it was the only way that I could have gotten this quality for this price. The bike is about 5 years old but was fully equipped with dura ace components. It is really a nice riding bike, very comfortable.
    2. For awhile I was taking glucosomine because I thought it was helping my knees. But while taking that for about 9 months I fugured out that the reason I was "itching" so much was because of the glucosomine. I stopped taking it and since then I have not needed anything.
    3. I have better equipment than I had 15 years ago and that has certainly helped me to try and get back to what I used to do.
    4. I used to do some local racing, and I am hoping to get back into that this next year. Most of my rides are training rides about 30-40 miles.
    7. I retired at the age of 50, at that time my son's bought me a membership at a local gym and I have started weight-training about 3 times a week there.

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    OK, somebody has to be the true beginner here, and I guess it's me.
    I have a Greenspeed recumbent trike. To the person who wanted to know why all the fuss about recumbents, I say, why put up with a regular bike when you can be comfortable? Everyone I have discussed this with eventually admits that they're uncomfortable.
    I am in my late 50s and never rode any kind of bike in my entire life until last summer. I hate exercise, generally speaking, and don't usually do any except walking, but I love my Greenspeed. (I just wish the parking brakes worked! Help!)
    The most I can do is about 20-25km in a day. After that, my knees turn to jelly. And I certainly can't do that every day. The rest of me doesn't hurt, however. I live in a big city, and I'm afraid to go out on my own because of bike thefts and attacks and because I'm still too slow to fend them off, so I usually wait til my spouse is available to accompany.
    I like to go on paved trails, and there are quite a few in the city. I also go on roads, even main roads, when necessary. It would spoil my fun to try to commute on a bike/trike.
    I have managed to get up to the top gear once, and I'm really proud of that!
    Everybody has to start somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootleloo

    OK, somebody has to be the true beginner here, and I guess it's me.

    I am in my late 50s

    I hate exercise, generally speaking, and don't usually do any except walking, but I love my Greenspeed.

    Everybody has to start somewhere...

    You said you were in your late 50's and just starting?

    Lots of us here are/were in the same boat. I didn't get serious until I was 58. You are not alone nor the first!

    So, pat yourself on the back that you have started, revel in your progress, and rejoice that you have found an exercise that you love!

    Welcome.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Some questions:

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
    Rode bike is a Trek 2200
    Mountain bike is a Trek 3500

    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?
    GNC Mega Men

    3. How much do you feel you have "slowed down" if any?
    I have slowed down very little.

    4. How long have you been biking? New, around a while, biked all your life?
    I bike in my younger years up until I got married after that I did a lot of hiking. I got back into biking about a year ago. Now I can't get enough of it.

    5. What type of biking do you do? Long rides, touring, short rec rides.
    Short rec rides mostly


    6. How often do you bike? Your approximate annual mileage?

    I mostly commute to work 11 miles round trip. On the weekends I try to ride 20+ a day with 31 miles my max for 1 trip. So far this year I have about 1800 miles. I live in Vermont so it's a little hard to ride in the winter.

    Perhaps you might indicate your age on your reply??

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