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Old 07-25-05, 11:55 PM   #1
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Greeting from Corona (California, not the beer)

Just found this forum today. Seems like a pretty nicely done discussion group.

I don't ride a lot anymore, age, time and some serious back injuries have seen to that. However, with my eleven year old son being quite the athlete and having a big interest in road bikes and maybe racing, I am getting back into it finally.

I have always been an avid cyclist, even worked part time as a bile mechanic after my injury just to keep in it someway. But throughout high-scholl, college and up to early 30s I was almost always on my bike. Not a gear junkie, as I'v eonly owned two quality bikes. I got a Raleigh Supercourse in 1971 (when I was 14) that I rode, toured and raced until I was in my late 20s. Then I bought a Fuso (30th Anniversary edition) that I have ridden ever since.

Used to be a 300 mile a week rider, now I am happy with 5 to 10 mile rides wiht my son. Pretty exciting seeing him do 20 miles on a Giant 225 mountain bike. I have already posted a question regarding getting him into a road bike.

Otherwise, I am into music and audio equipment. I used to write for Listener Magazine about both, and am now Senior Assitant Editor of Positive Feedback Online (www.positive-feedback.com), which is one of the largest specialty audio web sites on the net.

That's it for now!

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Beer?? Did someone say beer?

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I don't ride a lot anymore, age, time and some serious back injuries
Age? You can't be THAT old. I'm 60 and there are many others here older than me.
Time? Why not bike commute to get in some riding time?
Back problems? There are hybrids and recumbents (what ever they are 2 and 3 wheel).

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Old 07-26-05, 02:54 PM   #3
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Old 08-03-05, 11:15 PM   #5
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Beer?? Did someone say beer?

Hi Steve and welcome to BikeForums.



Age? You can't be THAT old. I'm 60 and there are many others here older than me.
Time? Why not bike commute to get in some riding time?
Back problems? There are hybrids and recumbents (what ever they are 2 and 3 wheel).

Glad you found us.
Actually the age part was kind of a joke, I'm only 48! The injuries don't really keep me from riding now, but they stopped me cold some years ago, and I went from 200 to 300 miles a week to nothing! Now, with a 35 mile commute (shared with my wife and son) and being at the hockey rink three to five days a week (my son plays at the Peewee AA level, takes up a lot of our time) and carrying an extra 40 pounds over my racing weight, I just need to get my ass in gear and start riding again! That's why I'm trying to find a small road bike for my son, so we can ride together. He wants to add bike racing to his athletic repetiore, and I want to lose 30 pounds and get back in shape.

Surprizingly, more upright or recumbant positions are more painful for me than my traditional road racing position. At least when I'm leaning forward there is very little compression load on my back, so it rotates around going over bumps, rather than being lifted straight up and compressing.

Although I love my old Columbus steel Fuso, I do hope someitme in the next few years to get a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket for my son, my wife and me. Then we can bring our bikes everywhere.
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