Long Run Nick
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Bikes: Trek FX 7.3
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Back on the bike after 12 yrs. 279 miles in 11 days. 66 yrs old.
No ego in that title. Hi, my name is Nick. Not sure why I stopped riding. I have been on the roads: running and have logged over 71,400 miles since 4/76. I got into biking in the very early 80's to cross train. Went from a road bike to a mt bike and in '93 a hybrid. I usually rode for fitness while I ran because I love running. Not sure why I stopped riding in '98--probably because I hit a great streak of no real injuries to force me on the bike. Got "motivated" to ride when I ignored the Dr's advice to not run after a very minor removal of a tiny wart on my foot.
I can run--but I have a nagging nerve issue near my achilles. Got the old hybrid out. Refurbished. Then made a mistake by taking a new Trek FX7.3 for a spin. Bought it the same day. I love it. Bikes have come a long ways since '93. I am amazed I have been able to ride as much as I have in the last 11days after not being on a bike for so long. Did my first 50 miler today. EZ--averaged 13 mph and loved it. A lot easier than running 50 miles, that I can attest to as a former ultra marathoner.
I use to spend time on running forums and have coached hundreds of runners. I may need some bike coaching. Glad to be a member. Seems like a great forum. Thanks for letting me share. Nick