Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: East Norriton, PA
Bikes: Trek 7100 Hybrid.
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Is It Too Late ... ?
I just joined the forum and am getting back into biking after an absence of 10 years or so. I’ll be turning 70 in just under two weeks … but don’t let my age fool you. People I meet just persist in thinking I’m still in my 50’s. And I’m quite a walker and seem to be in good physical shape considering …
Last April I retired after 40 years at CBS (Channel 2) in New York. Soon after we moved down here to East Norriton, PA to be near our married daughter and hubby … who became first-time parents last spring. This makes us first-time grand-parents as well. We have a nice little condo in an over-55 community that’s within a couple of miles walking of “the kid.”
Getting back to biking … I still have a circa 1980’s Lotus road bike (with bar-con shifters would you believe) … and it looks its age. I have photos to share if that’s allowed in this forum and anyone’s interested. Just tell me how it’s done, please.
At any rate I’ve looking to retire the ole girl and get a new rig … perhaps a low-end Trek hybrid 7100?
Question is … after being off the road for 10 years at this stage of things … I’m undecided if this is advisable … or doable. I got on a Trek 7100 hybrid at a local store last month. Even though the sales guy was holding the rig up front I breathed an involuntary WHOA! Am I ready for this or did I miss the bike … er boat? Words like “balance” … “confidence” … “fitness” came to mind.