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    Hey, I AM peddling!
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    Hi There fellow bikers!

    I just found this forum while I was looking around for answers to bike repair and maint. questions and am grateful all this useful and helpful info is available to us. I have been riding bikes of one form or another for 60 years and finally am starting to get good at it. Its always fun but the more you know about it the better it gets. Last year I managed to crank on 900 miles and this year am so far up to 930 and am loving it. I now have gotten better bikes than I ever had before and also have started to see that a little snack every 10 miles and drinking more water really keeps my engine fueled up. I guess I'm a slow learner but better late than never. I live in MN and so don't get to ride in the winter unless I head far south. The bikes just keep getting better and better and once I got my 2006 Raleigh Passage 4.0 set up the way I wanted it, I was amazed that there are days I think I could ride it all day and still be able to walk afterwards. I feel riding is like putting money in my "Health Bank". Best of Luck and happy trails to all my fellow bikers!!
    Keep the rubber side down!!

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Wow!! 60 years. You must be older than dirt.

    Stop by the 50+ forum and tell us all about yourself and your bikes.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Hey, I AM peddling!
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    Ron: Well, I AM 66 this year and while that used to sound old to me, now that I'm there, it doesn't seem old at all. Go figure on that one!! I know there are people who can ride thousands of miles a year but its taken me a long time and lots of effort to get up to my present mileage and I'm surprised at how many people who are younger than me couldn't keep up with me and who won't even try to ride with me. I'd love to have another person to ride with around here. Atlanta, huh? I pass through there on my way south in late December and am amazed at the sheer volume of traffic there. How do you guys put up with that on a daily basis? The weather sure is a lot nicer there than it is here in the winter though. I'll take your advice and visit the "Old Guy" forum.
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    Ron H.
    Hastings, MN (Yep, the TUNDRA!)

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    Ron is teasing you, in a way . He's 63, and doesn't think of himself as old (and he shouldn't, because cycling keeps you young at heart!) .

    Still, if you venture into the 50+ forum, just make sure you don't become crotchety. Perhaps you would enjoy visiting the Classic & Vintage forum .


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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky1405 View Post
    Ron: Well, I AM 66 this year and while that used to sound old to me, now that I'm there, it doesn't seem old at all. Go figure on that one!!
    I hear ya. I'm 63. I'll be 64 before Christmas.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky1405 View Post
    Best Regards,
    Ron H.
    Hastings, MN (Yep, the TUNDRA!)
    Holy crap. There can't be two Ron H's in the same universe. Scary!!.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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