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    Joined today. I took my vintage (late 70's) Motobecane Grand Jubile to the bike shop Saturday for a tune up and got it back today! It has spent most of it's life indoors. (Sad to say I have hardly ridden it.) Want to get back into shape and figure riding my bike might be a good way to start. Since I have been wondering how many others are out there with vintage bikes, I started surfing the web to see what was out there and found this forum. My email notification said to introduce myself. Not sure what goes in here but here goes. I am the mother of two teenage boys, living with my fiance and work in the entertainment industry. I used to be a decent bike rider, but of course am now fairly rusty at it. Since I am out of shape, it's more challenging than ever. I took a spin on my bike after getting it back from the bike guy, and whoa! I need practice. It was a bit cold today, so not much practice for me today. (I'm a whimp when it comes to cold.) I guess that's about it. Hopefully my bike and I will get along, if not I may be forced to sell it and get an old folks bike!! ARRRGGGHH!!! Wish me luck.

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Ah, you've visited the Classic & Vintage forum? Bring photos! That dang East Hill is always asking for photos .

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    Senior Member ken cummings's Avatar
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    My wife is adverse to cold too and does not like to ride much below 60 F. She is also getting into cycling. We try to find quiet, flat routes 3-5 miles long with a cafe or winery at a turn-around point. Take your time getting back into it. Do not stress on it if the fiance or sons do not get into it. I lived in SoCal for 15 years and found that the Los Angeles Wheelmen, the Orange county Wheelmen, and the Bicycle Club of Irvine all were supportive and had slow, beginners groups. I wish you good fortune.
    This space open

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    Welcome,
    50* is cold for me.
    Take your time.
    Adjust the seat and handle bars and just ride to get some seat time.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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