Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-21-08, 08:43 PM   #1
BarbWireCats
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern California
Bikes: Motobecane Grand Jubile
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New to Bike Forums

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.
BarbWireCats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-08, 08:48 PM   #2
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ah, you've visited the Classic & Vintage forum? Bring photos! That dang East Hill is always asking for photos .

Welcome to BF!

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-08, 08:49 PM   #3
ken cummings
Senior Member
 
ken cummings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: northern California
Bikes: Bruce Gordon BLT, Cannondale parts bike, Ecodyne recumbent trike, Counterpoint Opus 2, miyata 1000
Posts: 5,601
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
ken cummings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-08, 09:18 PM   #4
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,325
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
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
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:20 AM.