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Old 05-30-05, 03:16 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 05-30-05, 06:06 PM   #2
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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!!
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Old 05-30-05, 07:53 PM   #3
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Wow! You started cycling 5 years before I was born! What an inspiration for us youngsters!
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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.
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Old 05-31-05, 09:07 AM   #5
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Welcome! What an Inspiration you guys are indeed.

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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 .
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Old 05-31-05, 07:13 PM   #7
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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!
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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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