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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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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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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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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF.
    61? I'm 64. Stop by the 50+ forum and say hello to the "old farts".
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---
    2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 "Racing Edition"--The bike shop owner said it's toast. R.I.P.
    2014 or 2015 CAAD 10 3 coming soon. Decision time.

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

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    Senior Member hendrick81's Avatar
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    Welcome to bike forums...

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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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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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    Welcome!

    Sounds like you've got a great trip planned. You might enjoy checking out the 50+ and Touring forums.


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