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    old, fat, lazy wannabe plain.jim's Avatar
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    Where does an "Old Newbie" go?

    I'm almost fifty, and I'm getting back to bicycles after not having been on one in more than a quarter of a century (see my introduction). Bicycles have changed in the intervening years (oh, boy, HOWDY!), as have I, and I'm looking for info on technique, setting a riding plan for myself, and generally not doing stuff that's going to wind up hurting me later (well, not too much, anyway).

    Is there a place on this forum for "old newbies"? Maybe a "Returning to Riding" corner? When I was first getting into motorcycles a few years ago, I found a lot of information, but not a clearinghouse for it, so I set up my website, MotorcycleBeginners.Com. Initially, it was a collection of links to stuff that already existed other places on the web, although since then I've written a few articles when I couldn't find decent info elsewhere. (I'm also the host of the "Motorcycling for Beginners" forum on About.Com. I've got a soft spot in my heart for beginners.)

    If such a corner exists, and I've completely missed it, feel free to flame away; I can be completely dunderheaded at times. (My wife informs me that the only time I can be relied on NOT to be a dunderhead is when I'm asleep.) Pax vobiscum, youse-all.

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    Veni, Vidi, Vomiti SteveE's Avatar
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    Check out Joe Friel's "Cycling Past 50". Has lot's of information on training and avoiding injury. Doesn't have anything about bike selection or bike mechanics.
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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