Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Manchester, NH
    My Bikes
    Holdsworth, Lemond, Frejus
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Introducing myself to bike forum

    I am a 78 year old bicyclist named Dale and my wife, Kay is an 81 year old bicyclist. We started bicycling with 3 speed Raleighs in a Philadelphia club 55 years ago. Very few people bicycled in the 1950's; in Philadelphia there was the American Youth Hostels and one cycling touring club with about 20 active riders. There was also a racing club which we don't know much about. We now live in New Hampshire and I ride about 5000 miles a year and my wife rides about 1500; but she got a new knee this year and may increase her mileage. We rode together before getting married, after getting married and after having children who rode in the primitive child seats of 50 years ago (parents putting children in those seats now would probably go to jail for mistreating children), then on the back of a tandem and later on small bicycles. We continued cycling through our working years on vacations and weekends and into retirement.
    stillriding

  2. #2
    J-sun
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Asheville, NC
    My Bikes
    1-yr. old hard tail mt. bike & old Bridgestone mt. bike frame with mid-width road tires
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is so awesome. Have you lived in NH all your life? YOu can find me at "home sick" in the intro string.

    Keep it up, someday I hope to find myself back up in that wonderful land biking my heart out!!

  3. #3
    Senior Member JavaMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Southern California
    My Bikes
    2011 Madone 5.2, 64 cm, 180 mm cranks
    Posts
    1,067
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow! You started cycling 5 years before I was born! What an inspiration for us youngsters!
    JavaMan!
    Faster than a speeding moped!
    More powerful than the Santa Ana winds!
    Able to bunny-hop railroad tracks in a single bound!

  4. #4
    Life is good RonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Between Lecanto and Hernando Florida, 6 miles due west of the Withlacoochee Trail
    My Bikes
    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2011 Felt Z4. :-)
    Posts
    13,247
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to Bike Forums.
    Awesome! I hope I'm still riding when I get to your age. For now I'm just a kid of 60.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2011 Felt Z4

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

  5. #5
    Censorship Stinks! pcsanity1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Texas
    My Bikes
    Three
    Posts
    389
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome! What an Inspiration you guys are indeed.

    PC

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    My Bikes
    Surley LHT, Cannondale R1000, IBEX Ignition, Bianchi Boardwalk, KHS Milano Tandem
    Posts
    879
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A warm welcome to the forum. What a wonderful story you two share! Great picture, if it wasn't for the helmets and the newer bikes, I would have thought it was taken during your honeymoon .

  7. #7
    there ARE no bad rides
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Western Massachusetts
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Tassajara mountain bike and an Iron Horse Triumph road bike
    Posts
    148
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    welcome mr and mrs stillriding.
    I think I want to be like you when I grow up but that's a long way off... I'm only 59. You're truly an inspiration to us all!

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    VIRGINIA
    My Bikes
    Trek 7000, Kona King Kikapoo, Gary Fisher Sugar
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great to hear !!!! Keep going.
    I am 62 w/a new knee started ridig 2 years ago, riding just about every day for past year, mountain bike on singletrak and with slicks on urban scene.

    Love i, love it, love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    JP

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •