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Old 07-07-09, 11:42 AM   #1
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Geezer goin' for it

So, I'm 61 and haven't been on a (real) bike in decades. However, I'm hooked up with about 25 teenagers in my church who are avid bikers and I 'threatened' to ride with them if they agreed to a trip. So, they agreed and I'm the proud owner of a new Trek 2.3 and a new Brooks saddle that I'm breaking in. (My initial reason for joining Bikeforums is to get some hints on breaking the saddle in a LITTLE faster!).

I'm in Indianapolis and our trip will visit 19 covered bridges in the rural west part of the state, camping out (and waterskiing) at a stake park in the evenings. My break-in trip of 26 miles last Saturday on rural roads was more than enjoyable. Looking forward to a long association with my new hobby.
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Old 07-07-09, 01:04 PM   #2
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Welcome to the fourms. Sounds like you have a great group to ride with. Stop by the Classic and Vintage subforum for advise on that Brooks.
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Old 07-07-09, 02:20 PM   #3
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Old 07-07-09, 08:03 PM   #5
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Welcome to Bike Forums. Looks like you've been sucked into this great sport like the rest of us Make sure you post some pics of your trip.
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Old 07-08-09, 11:00 AM   #6
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Sounds like you've got a great trip planned. You might enjoy checking out the 50+ and Touring forums.

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