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Old 01-17-08, 08:51 PM   #1
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hello from Virginia

I'm a physical therapist, and a bit of a fitness junkie (occupational hazard) but just got into cycling (with a real bike!) about a year ago. I'm pleasantly surprised at how all the new technology, from seats to shorts to shifters, makes riding so much more enjoyable than when I last rode in college for transportation! I'm really excited about cycling as a sport I can age with. It's been great to discover this community w/ all the great expertise.
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Hi cyclehen, no, you're never too old for bike shorts! What kind of real bike did you get yourself?

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Hi cyclehen,

You have a reasonably good place to ride with the W&OD trail right through your town. It does get crowded at times and you do have to contend with some pesty intersectiions, but it's a good place to get started riding. After you build up some miles, try riding out towards Purcerville on it. You can drive to the parking lot at Route 28 to start. It's a beautiful ride.
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TREK 7.3FX. I really like it. I had previously been trying to ride an old 3 speed from Sears (circa early 80s), but couldn't keep up w/ my husband or ride more than 10 miles without a sore butt! A decent bike and seat and some padded shorts has made all the difference!
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Hi cyclehen,

You have a reasonably good place to ride with the W&OD trail right through your town. It does get crowded at times and you do have to contend with some pesty intersectiions, but it's a good place to get started riding. After you build up some miles, try riding out towards Purcerville on it. You can drive to the parking lot at Route 28 to start. It's a beautiful ride.
I feel really lucky-- I'm 5 safe minutes to the W&OD, so I ride it a lot. Did an out and back to Purcelville from Wiehle Ave (where there's a parking lot) this summer... you're right, a beautiful ride!
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TREK 7.3FX. I really like it. I had previously been trying to ride an old 3 speed from Sears (circa early 80s), but couldn't keep up w/ my husband or ride more than 10 miles without a sore butt! A decent bike and seat and some padded shorts has made all the difference!

Those padded shorts can make a huge difference in the amount of riding you can handle .

The right saddle helps as well! I know you must have looked at some of the threads in the Women's Forum, so you know how hard it can be for some of us.

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